Peer 1 launches hosted trial of its private cloud

Peer 1 launches hosted trial of its private cloud (Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Peer 1 Hosting, the global web infrastructure and cloud hosting company, today launches a hosted trial of its private cloud GPU (graphics processing unit) offering, powered by NVIDIA® GRID™ technology, which delivers GPU acceleration from data centres to any user.

The managed GPU servers enable small businesses to remotely access and evaluate the latest generation of NVIDIA GRID GPUs in a secure and reliable private cloud environment, from any device, anywhere in the world. Offloading graphics processing from the CPU to the GPU in a virtualised environment allows businesses to deliver a graphics-rich PC experience to multiple users, by providing remote access to GPU-accelerated virtual desktops and critical 3D-intensive applications.

Donya Fitzsimmons, Channel Account Executive at Peer 1, said, “A big challenge for businesses today is the ever-increasing volumes of data, and the increasing demand for fast processing. Harnessing the power of GPU-based servers allows them to maximise their performance and focus on their core business, rather than have to worry about hardware and the high costs associated with procuring, building, managing, scaling and upgrading a solid infrastructure.”

GRID graphics boards feature the NVIDIA Kepler® architecture that, for the first time, allows GPU hardware virtualisation. This means several users can share a single GPU, improving user density while providing true PC performance and compatibility. Together with NVIDIA’s low-latency remote display technology, it greatly improves the user experience.

Peer 1’s private cloud will now give companies access to leading virtualisation solutions, including Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware.

Will Wade, Director for GRID at NVIDIA, said, “NVIDIA GRID technology will help enterprises worldwide improve employee productivity, while efficiently managing their hardware resources. With the performance, stability and compatibility of hardware-accelerated graphics, virtualised desktops are now able to offer flexible access to the power of the GPU, from any device.”

Peer 1 is offering SMEs and SMBs the chance to evaluate NVIDIA GRID with a 30, 60 or 90-day trial. For more information or to register your interest, visit: http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/peer1-poc-uk.html

About Peer 1 Hosting:

Peer 1 Hosting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX: CCA), is a global web infrastructure and cloud company where dreamers, innovators, and disruptors go to harness the untapped power of the Internet, to change the world for the better. Peer 1 makes this a reality with every interaction, using innovative technology to deliver an exceptionally responsive, reliable and secure hosting experience.

The Peer 1 commitment “where every interaction matters,” represents the company’s dedication to powering human potential online, through its personal interactions and connections with customers, partners, people, resources, and technology. For more information visit: http://www.peer1hosting.co.uk

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