FortressITX CEO Discusses Virtualizing Hosting Environments at HostingCon

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – CEO of FortressITX and chief architect of the FortressITX Cloud, Jason Silverglate, will be presenting his thoughts and ideas on the benefits of virtualizing complex hosting environments at HostingCon, in San Diego, CA this week.

For the past seven years, Jason and his team have been building and maintaining complex dedicated server environments for ecommerce companies. “We’ve learned allot about supporting and maintaining clusters and load balanced setups during that time,” says Silverglate. “For starters, scalability is a problem with physical clusters. You can’t expand resources at a moment’s notice. Servers need to be brought down for upgrades, planning needs to go into making these kinds of changes.” With the expansion of cloud technology, many of the constraints within the physical world are done away with.

Jason and his team have been developing their cloud technology for the past two years from the Company’s New Jersey based datacenter. A cornerstone of that development has been improving on some of the downfalls of complex hosting. Jason commented on the benefits of the shift to virtualization, “when we move a complex setup to a virtual environment, we lose those physical constraints. We can scale horizontally and vertically and for less money”.

Ditlev Bredahl, CEO of OnApp, has worked with FortressITX throughout the development of their cloud. Bredahl remarks, “I’m impressed by the significant investments Fortress has made into their SAN infrastructure. When speaking with our own clients, I often recommend that they take a look at the storage technology that Jason and FortressITX have designed, before investing in their own.” Silverglate claims that the Company’s SAN storage is capable of performance that most never thought possible in a virtualized environment, due to its unique architecture.

Jason will be presenting his ideas on virtualization at the OnApp booth (#313) on Tuesday, Aug. 9th at 11:45AM and again on Wednesday, Aug. 10th at 12:45PM.

For more information on FortressITX, please visit: http://www.fortressitx.com/

For more information on HostingCon, please visit: http://www.hostingcon.com/

 

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