(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Genious Communications (www.genious.net) is the first company to bring cloud hosting to Morocco with a new range of cloud and CDN services powered by OnApp software.
Genious launched in 2003 and is the only ICANN accredited hosting provider in North Africa. Like many hosts, Genious chose OnApp Cloud to evolve from traditional dedicated servers and bring more flexible, scalable cloud services to its customers, with lower costs. With OnApp, Genious has already reduced customer costs by 30% while improving its own margins.
In a video and article released today by OnApp, Hamza Aboulfeth, founder and CEO of Genious, describes his experience of moving to the cloud with OnApp, and the particular challenges of the Moroccan hosting market.
“OnApp definitely answered our needs, because we had a large number of dedicated customers, and we were making a small margin on every client,” he says. “The margins for our dedicated server business were just too tight for the price points expected in our market.”
“Moving to OnApp meant we could immediately decommission 60 or 70 dedicated servers,” he explains. “The thing that makes our clients willing to give it a try is they are actually paying less… they have high availability, high scalability, and the most important thing is they pay less.”
Genious hosts numerous high-profile websites including www.hespress.com, one of Moroccos’s largest newspapers, and www.hmizate.ma, Morocco’s leading coupons site. With new cloud and CDN services in French, Arabic and English, Genious aims to expand into Beirut, Algeria, Tunisia, and to become the leading Arabic cloud provider.
WHAT: Video – Genious brings the cloud to Morocco with OnApp
WHO: Hamza Aboulfeth, CEO of Genious Communications
WHEN: 17 May 2012
OnApp software powers cloud, CDN and storage services for companies all over the world. OnApp products include OnApp Cloud, the leading cloud platform for hosts and service providers; OnApp CDN, a unique federated CDN platform for service providers; and OnApp Storage, a low-cost, high performance distributed SAN for cloud environments.
OnApp launched in July 2010, has more than 110 staff across the EU, U.S. and Asia-Pacific, and can be found online at www.onapp.com.