Tier 3 is pleased to announce the full support for all customers Ubuntu server in 32 and 64 bit version. As always there is no cost for deploying an open source OS. Ubuntu is now available for premium server deployment, lab deployment, cloning, archiving, and all the other features that our enhanced provisioning platform contains.
Tier 3 Enterprise platform provides the security, stability, efficiency and flexibility needed to support ChemPoint’s continuous application development BELLEVUE, Wash., June 23, 2011—ChemPoint.com, the leading e-distributor of specialty and fine chemicals in Europe and North America, has selected enterprise cloud platform company Tier 3 as its IT infrastructure services partner. ChemPoint conducted an evaluation of multiple offerings before choosing Tier 3 for its innovation and growth potential. According to ChemPoint, Tier 3’s platform provides the security, stability, efficiency and flexibility needed to support the company’s continuous application development and business growth. “While our innovative applications platform has continued to evolve and provide a strong leadership position within our industry, our underlying infrastructure hasn’t kept pace over the past few years,” said Jeff Trimble, vice president of operations and technology at ChemPoint. “The move to Tier 3 expands our infrastructure capabilities and creates tremendous flexibility. This allows us to focus our technology resources on the differentiating elements that drive our business.” Jared Wray, chief technology officer of Tier 3, noted, “Companies moving their applications online need to feel completely confident that their information is secure and quickly accessible at all times. We built our enterprise cloud platform with those requirements in mind. Every customer gets the production-ready environment that will enable them to provide their customers with the quality of service, uptime and support they need 100 percent of the time. Their customers demand it. We demand it.” The Tier 3 platform incorporates virtualization technology, intelligence and automation across every layer of the platform to provide unprecedented performance and agility. To eliminate the risks often associated with cloud computing, the platform also includes:
Enterprise-Grade Security and Compliance: The SAS 70 Type II audited, HIPAA and PCI compliant platform provides tailored, audit-ready policies and monitoring to help enterprises enforce their own corporate security and compliance requirements.
Built-in Business Continuity: Recovery and client and file share backup are standard features of every deployment. Tier 3 maintains multiple copies of IT assets mirrored locally and replicated in our geographically diverse data centers, preserving a 14 day rolling backup. In the unlikely event of a major service interruption, Tier 3 quickly brings up customer entire environment in a secondary data center with the same performance, scale and capacity, ensuring business continuity.
About Tier 3 Tier 3, based in Bellevue, Wash., goes beyond traditional cloud offerings to provide an agile, self-optimizing enterprise cloud platform. Enterprises large and small depend on the company’s secure, intelligent platform to run their mission-critical, production applications and services so they can focus on their core business. They realize the cloud benefits of lower TCO and dynamic scaling delivered on an enterprise-class platform with SLAs, security, and built-in disaster recovery. Innovative technologies deliver predictive optimization for unprecedented performance at all layers. For more information, visit www.tier3.com. About ChemPoint.com As the leading “e-distributor” of specialty and fine chemicals in Europe and North America, ChemPoint.com engages in exclusive product line relationships with premier manufacturers. From its European and North American interaction centers, ChemPoint (www.chempoint.com) provides its suppliers with marketing, sales, customer service and order fulfillment solutions for their targeted customer segments. ChemPoint is a Univar company. With a network of more than 170 distribution facilities, Univar (www.univar.com) is a world leader in chemical distribution. Media Contacts Kelly Wanlass Tier 3 (801) 602-4723 email@example.com
BELLEVUE, Wash.— July 26, 2011—Tier 3 today announced that its Enterprise Cloud Platform public cloud service has achieved VMware vCloud® Powered status, illustrating to customers that the company’s cloud services are underpinned by VMware’s leading virtualization and cloud computing technology, namely VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud Director. A member of the VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) , Tier 3—via its VMware vCloud Powered service, the Tier 3 Enterprise Cloud Platform—delivers a set of cloud computing services across a common platform, supporting the largest set of existing applications, and offering the distinctive application mobility only available from VMware. “High performing production applications in the cloud require enterprise-quality virtual machines offered in an enterprise-grade cloud platform. VMware is the standard for enterprise virtualization and is the ultimate ‘check box’ new customers tick off when considering Tier 3 for an enterprise-grade cloud,” said Jared Wray, chief technology officer, Tier 3. “When VMware vCloud technologies are combined with our unique intellectual property in virtualization, security and automation, enterprise customers get a highly available, secure, enterprise-grade hybrid cloud with management capabilities consistent with their own virtualized, private cloud implementations.“ “The VMware vCloud® Powered program was developed to enable our service provider partners to differentiate themselves and help them bring their enterprise-class cloud services to market in this competitive landscape,“ said Don Schleicher, vice president of service providers for VMware. “We look forward to supporting Tier 3 further as it enables the agility and performance customers are looking for in the cloud computing landscape.” Customers of Tier 3 have the ability to move workloads from their VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environment to the Tier 3 Enterprise Cloud and back again. This application portability is a key differentiator giving customers the flexibility and security they need while enabling increased IT agility. Tier 3’s enterprise cloud platform incorporates intelligence, automation and virtualization technology across every layer of the platform to provide unprecedented performance and agility. vSphere 4, vCloud Director and vCenter Operations are standard in the Tier 3 platform today. Support for vSphere 5 and the entire VMware cloud infrastructure suite will arrive in late Q3. According to Wray, testing of vSphere 5 with the Tier 3 enterprise cloud platform already shows performance quickly approaching that of physical hardware, specifically in regards to threading on multiple threading applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Hadoop. “With vSphere 5, we will be able to run mission-critical production apps on a virtual machine,” he concluded. Tier 3 sought VMware vCloud® Powered validation in order to enable enterprises to more confidently and cost effectively employ a true hybrid cloud environment by easily provisioning public cloud resources that are compatible with existing VMware infrastructure, and quickly and securely extend virtualized workloads to the public cloud. As a validated provider, Tier 3 can now provide users with unprecedented responsiveness and agility, and reduced IT costs through increased consolidation, task automation and simplified management. About Tier 3 Tier 3, based in Bellevue, Wash., goes beyond traditional cloud offerings to provide an agile, self-optimizing enterprise cloud platform. Enterprises large and small depend on the company’s secure, intelligent platform to run their mission-critical, production applications and services so they can focus on their core business. They realize the cloud benefits of lower TCO and dynamic scaling delivered on an enterprise-class platform with SLAs, security, and built-in disaster recovery. Innovative technologies deliver predictive optimization for unprecedented performance at all layers. For more information, visit http://www.tier3.com. VMware and VMware vCloud are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.
This week we announced that the Tier 3 Enterprise Cloud is one of the few public cloud services around the world to attain VMware’s vCloud Powered validation—but what does that mean for you? Being vCloud Powered validates that our public enterprise cloud services are underpinned by VMware’s enterprise virtualization technology for a highly available, secure, production-ready hybrid cloud. We appreciate this unique VMware stamp of approval—and the shout out from VMWare CEO Paul Maritz at the recent vCloud services launch, which reinforces the industry’s keen focus on the enterprise cloud. vCloud means you have access to the same quality and management experience across Tier 3’s enterprise cloud platform as you do in your own VMware-run datacenter or private cloud. And benefitting from a hybrid cloud is now easier than ever with the ability to move workloads from your VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environment to the Tier 3 public cloud and back again—enabling easy proof of concept builds, bursting, and more. Test the waters by moving just one app to the cloud, or fully satisfy your company’s pent-up internal demand for scalable cloud resources and services. Increase business and IT agility by spinning up new services in just hours, not days or weeks; then let the automated operations features built into our cloud platform take care of routine maintenance so your IT staff can focus on revenue-generating projects. Take full advantage of today’s enterprise cloud with the knowledge that our enterprise-grade cloud platform is certified by VMware, the world leader in virtualization technology.
Leverages simple connectivity through Platform Equinix to deliver secure, fast and flexible
hybrid cloud solutions to the enterprise
BELLEVUE, Wash. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 9, 2011 – Tier 3, an enterprise cloud platform provider, and Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX), a global data center services provider, today announced the Fall 2011 opening of two new Tier 3 data centers residing within Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX®) facilities in Chicago and Ashburn, Va. Tier 3 selected Equinix for the company’s enterprise-grade connectivity, global presence and carrier-neutral environment, which will enable Tier 3 to better meet the ever-increasing demand for secure, hybrid clouds in the enterprise. The data center in Chicago opens September 1, with the one in Ashburn opening in early Q4. “To enhance their business agility, an increasing number of enterprises are actively identifying apps they can move to the public cloud,” said Adam Wray, CEO, Tier 3. “Equinix IBX facilities extend Tier 3’s enterprise cloud story by providing a key component our clients need for their hybrid production apps—a single, secure, performance-optimized connection. Combining the Equinix Direct Connect capabilities with our agile and intelligent Enterprise Cloud platform provides flexibility, speed and scalability of deployment for these customers.” A “hybrid cloud” refers to an environment where some data, applications and services are kept in-house and others reside in the data center of an external enterprise cloud platform provider, such as Tier 3, in part mitigating the security and scaling challenges often associated with the cloud. By adding two new data centers in Equinix IBX’s to existing data center facilities in Seattle and Salt Lake City, Tier 3 completes a three-zone architecture model that enhances performance, accessibility and the existing built-in business continuity features of the Tier 3 Enterprise Cloud and gives enterprises nationwide even more options to securely connect their networks to Tier 3. “Migration to the cloud is still a significant obstacle that many CIOs face, as they are challenged to find cost effective, secure and scalable solutions for their business,” said Vince DiMemmo, general manager, Global Cloud and IT Services for Equinix. “Tier 3 and their enterprise-grade cloud is an extraordinary example of how Platform Equinix can be leveraged to increase flexibility for CIOs while still maintaining tight control of enterprise applications.” Tier 3’s built-in business continuity and other innovative enterprise grade features represents more than five years of IP development in predictive intelligence and automation technologies that enhance performance, availability, and security while significantly simplifying operational support. With the new data centers, the Bellevue, Wash.-based company will:
Expand the Tier 3 footprint to multiple geographies, increasing performance and accessibility for customers who want to expand their footprint through Tier 3
Leverage the capabilities of Equinix IBXs, global footprint and vast ecosystem on Platform Equinix, including Direct Connect and Ethernet Exchange capabilities for fast, low-latency secure connections for the perfect combination of private and enterprise-grade public cloud for those enterprises who want to securely extend their network into the cloud
About Tier 3 Tier 3, based in Bellevue, Wash., goes beyond traditional cloud offerings to provide an agile, self-optimizing enterprise cloud platform. Enterprises large and small depend on the company’s secure, intelligent platform to run their mission-critical, production applications and services so they can focus on their core business. They realize the cloud benefits of lower TCO and dynamic scaling delivered on an enterprise-class platform with SLAs, security, and built-in disaster recovery. Innovative technologies deliver predictive optimization for unprecedented performance at all layers. For more information, visit www.tier3.com About Equinix Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 675 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release. Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.