Green House Data and Standing Cloud Offer Efficiency and Sustainability in Cloud Apps and Infrastructure
September 22, 2011 – Boulder, CO Standing Cloud, Inc., a leader in the emerging Platform as a Service (PaaS) marketplace, and Green House Data, the Rocky Mountain region’s first 100% renewable energy powered data center, today announced a partnership that brings a vastly simplified method of deploying and managing application software to worldwide cloud users who are concerned about both carbon footprint and costs.
Green House Data, recently recognized by the EPA for sustainability contributions, continues its growth into enterprise-class cloud computing. Layering on Standing Cloud’s advanced PaaS solutions builds a flexible system that makes deployment, customization and management easier than ever.
Available immediately, Green House Data customers have access to "Standing Cloud powered by Green House Data", which marries an application layer from Standing Cloud with Green House’s sustainable infrastructure-as-a-service offering. Customers can select from approximately 100 popular web applications — including WordPress, SugarCRM, DotProject, OpenBravo, and others — complete with built-in monitoring and management tools that ease system administration headaches. Developers can use PHP, Java, Ruby on Rails, and Python stacks, along with Jenkins, Bugzilla, and other supporting tools, to support rapid testing and live deployment.
Pricing bundles start at $97.95 per month. Green House Data customers and other interested parties are invited to a webinar at 10 a.m. MT on Wednesday, Sept. 28 to learn how deploying applications can take minutes, not hours, and how managing applications is handled by Standing Cloud powered by Green House Data — no systems administration knowledge required.
“Both Standing Cloud and Green House Data are focused on creating efficiencies for customers. Standing Cloud saves time and money for business users, developers, and system administrators by making application management vastly easier. Green House Data helps firms and governments meet their carbon footprint goals while also saving money. It’s a natural fit for us to work together,” said David J. Jilk, CEO of Standing Cloud.
“Our data centers run 40% more efficiently than traditional data centers, and we run it entirely with renewable energy. With this announcement, we bring the opportunity for such efficiencies to a broader market of users who need applications to be easy to deploy and manage,” said Shawn Mills, president of Green House Data.
Standing Cloud is the only Platform as a Service (PaaS) that enables cloud users to deploy, manage, customize and/or develop applications on a variety of cloud services and with several programming languages. The service supports PHP, Java, Ruby, and Python, as well as 90+ complete open source applications that can be deployed by end users with a few clicks. Target customers include business users who want an easy way to automatically deploy and manage SaaS; developers who customize existing open source applications or develop their own from scratch; and IT professionals in search of a time-saving way to deploy applications and development environments for teams within their organization.
Standing Cloud is backed by Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures, and was founded in 2009 by CEO David J. Jilk, former CEO of Xaffire, an online application monitoring company that was sold to Quest Software in 2005. Board members include Brad Feld of Foundry Group and Rich Levandov of Avalon.
Green House Data is an SSAE 16, Type II data center offering premium cloud hosting and colocation services without the high price tag. The facility is powered by 100% renewable wind energy and operates 40% more energy efficiently than traditional data centers. Additional solutions available include managed servers, managed storage, dedicated infrastructure, disaster recovery and offsite backup. Learn more about Green House Data by visiting www.greenhousedata.com.