First public cloud to support Solaris

CloudSigma announced the addition of Solaris to its cloud platform, making it the first major public cloud to support Solaris.

Solaris supports more than 11,000 third-party enterprise applications across a wide range of industries and was engineered specifically for cloud environments.

“The additional support of Solaris furthers our commitment to maintaining an open software layer that allows customers to easily install and run whatever software they want,” said Patrick Baillie, CloudSigma CEO. “After all, why should enterprises have to change their infrastructure or preferred operating system when they move to a public cloud? CloudSigma eliminates the restrictions other cloud providers impose and allow users to fully design and customize their cloud deployment.”

Each new Solaris instance can be deployed immediately to CloudSigma’s platform at the click of a button or via API call without provisioning delay. Additionally, full, sole root access and control is granted to the customer, allowing them to completely customize the server after initial deployment to suit their individual needs.

Drives and servers can be cloned, allowing server clusters to easily be created using customers’ own customized templates.

With full software-level control of cloud servers in the CloudSigma platform, protecting direct server access is entirely managed by the customer. This allows users to implement their own security policies on their servers with regards to operating system, application access and networking firewalls.

“Other cloud computing platforms simply aren’t able to provide the level of control that CloudSigma’s IaaS offering achieves,” continued Baillie. “Maintaining control in the cloud is becoming a growing concern, especially as patching of underlying software resources is a leading cause of server outages and system failures for those running cloud infrastructure where root control is maintained by the cloud provider, which is the norm for IaaS. In our cloud, customers are not only granted complete control over their resources, but they also have the flexibility to customize their applications, operating system and networking however they see fit.”

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First public cloud to support Solaris