(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Steadfast (http://www.steadfast.net), a leading provider of cloud hosting, dedicated servers, colocation, hybrid hosting, and disaster recovery services, announced today the launch of their new cloud managed services. In conjunction with Steadfast’s best-of-breed cloud hosting plans, server management takes the stresses of uptime, performance, and security away, giving customers the opportunity to focus their attention on their core business, not their server.
“In the fifteen years we have been in business, our technical team has turned into one of the best in the industry,” says Karl Zimmerman, President of Steadfast. “We have always valued sharing our knowledge with customers through support services and management for colocated hardware and dedicated servers. Now, as more customers host their data on our private, public, and hybrid cloud hosting, we are pleased to provide the same excellent standard of managed services.”
Customers choose cloud services for improved uptime, consistent performance, and instant scalability. The Steadfast cloud platform is fully redundant, fault tolerant, and fast enough to support even the most demanding of online experiences. However, maintaining excellent quality of service depends on constant management and monitoring. For just $80 per month for each Virtual Machine (VM), Steadfast Cloud Managed Services helps organizations get the most from their cloud hosting. Steadfast conducts proactive VM monitoring and outage response, carries out security updates, and can launch on-demand antivirus protection to keep data safe. As a result, customers can be certain their VMs are online, secure, and performing at their best.
“Cloud hosting promises unparalleled service quality, but it does not happen without expertise,” says Zimmerman. “Poorly configured and inadequately maintained servers will never fulfill their true potential. At Steadfast, we have the expertise to guarantee virtual machines are taken care of at all times, 24/7/365. Of course, cloud management is not just about service quality. By leaving us to take care of day-to-day administration, our customers can save time and money that would have been spent on IT.”
As with any hosting platform, cloud servers need to be routinely reconfigured and updated. Often, these day-to-day administrative tasks take attention away from core business objectives. For example, as developers release new versions of popular web applications, customers need to back up current data, install the new updates, and check that functionality is intact. Cloud managed services from Steadfast include unlimited system administration, including on-demand DNS management, free operating system (OS) reinstalls, and installation and upgrade of supported and 3rd party software. This eliminates the need for an expensive in-house IT department, or allows you to assign your existing team to more productive tasks.
“Everybody wants to save time and money, and that is exactly what our managed services are for,” says Zimmerman. “For a low monthly cost, we make our team of technicians and engineers available to cloud hosting customers, freeing up their time and reducing the cost of in-house management. If customers are already paying for cloud servers, we strongly recommend they maximize performance and stability by adding cloud server management.”
To date, Steadfast has built its reputation and success around an “Always there” philosophy, focused on giving customers complete support at all times. Now, with the launch of cloud managed services, customers can depend on Steadfast’s ongoing availability for expert server management.
Customers interested in finding out more about Steadfast’s cloud managed services are encouraged to visit http://www.steadfast.net.
Founded in 1998, Steadfast is a Chicago-based IT infrastructure provider with fully redundant data centers in Chicago and New York. Steadfast’s services include dedicated servers, colocation, managed cloud hosting, hybrid hosting and disaster recovery services. These services are all highly customizable and designed to give customers maximum flexibility. By combining services, enterprises can create unique infrastructures tailored to specific requirements. Steadfast’s customers include organizations of all sizes, from small and medium businesses with single cloud hosting accounts to larger companies with multi-gigabit setups. Steadfast prides itself on its “Always there” philosophy, with comprehensive managed services and support.
For more information about Steadfast, visit http://www.steadfast.net.