1 ActiveGrid Private Cloud Solutions Support any workload with incredible flexibility and security, combined with the peace of mind of an enterprise cloud platform. All signs point to continued cloud adoption in the years ahead. Much of this adoption will occur within large enterprises complex organizations with complex needs. These businesses are increasingly looking for cloud services natively equipped to handle advanced enterprise requirements. To an enterprise, cloud is more than just virtualized hosting. As demand increases and speed-to-market becomes more and more critical, enterprises are looking for infrastructure platforms that allow them to adapt quickly and scale when needed. They also need the tools to manage those platforms to deliver optimal efficiency and to free up scarce resources to focus on business imperatives. Purpose-built from the ground up, Xfernet s ActiveGrid Private Cloud gives organizations all of the traditional benefits of virtualization increased agility, maximized operational efficiency, and increased IT control coupled with the security inherent in a private, singletenant environment. With a private cloud the infrastructure is completely yours, without the security or compliance concerns of shared platforms. Xfernet ActiveGrid Private Cloud Solutions combine the flexibility and scalability of cloud computing with the security and privacy of dedicated infrastructure. You can start provisioning infrastructure and network topologies through a self-service portal or API, so your IT environment can be up and running in record time. The web-based management portal provides flexible provisioning of virtual and physical servers, storage, load balancing, image management, and private VLANs. Best of all: A Private Cloud optimizes your IT resources by focusing on strategic and innovative initiatives instead of worrying about infrastructure needs. All the benefits of Public Cloud on Private, Dedicated Infrastructure Benefits Enterprise-Level Security Multi-layer protection for systems & data High Performance Optimized throughout the stack for speed Compliant and Audited Our data centers are SOC 2 Type 2 certified SLAs 100% network uptime for every customer Built-in Self-healing Built-in self-healing reinforces our redundant infrastructure High Availablity Superior uptime with load balancing & redundancy Outstanding Support Our expert NOC team is standing by 24x7
2 Endless Features From Your Private Cloud Servers Discover truly responsive IT A dedicated private cloud gives you a software defined virtual data center that s integrated into your existing IT infrastructure. Your own IT team can provision, configure and remove virtual servers as and when they are needed, giving you endless flexibility and saving you precious time. It all adds up to complete flexibility and control - the modern solution for the responsive business. You can also integrate a private cloud with your on-premises data center, dedicated hosted equipment, co-located equipment or a public cloud environment in a true Hybrid Hosting solution. Reduce and control costs Your virtual data center can be sized perfectly to what you need, now and as you grow. It s efficient, with several servers each running specific services, and scaling when they need to. And there s no need for capital expenditure on server hardware, dark fiber and networking. Combined with blazing fast bandwidth and highly optimized routing, you can deliver services to your customers with low, fixed IT costs. Improve security and reliability Your virtual private cloud is hosted on a share-nothing server architecture in our SOC 2 Type 2 compliant data centers. Your services are dedicated to you, your data is secure, and your private cloud is connected to the best network routes in North America via low latency, redundant fiber optic transport links. It s how Xfernet s private cloud services offer world class data security, reliability and availability. Personalized service Hosting with Xfernet is not only about technology. We re committed to helping your organization achieve its goals and ambitions by treating you as an individual, with custom solutions, specialist expertise and a range of services tailored to your requirements. We have numerous years of IaaS experience and expertise, but what really makes us different is that we re flexible, and we can t wait to help.
3 Private Cloud Computing Use Cases There are a number of ways to use our private cloud solutions and every company finds a unique way to apply the technology to their specific needs. However, here are some of the most common ways that businesses use our private cloud services to support their operations and improve their efficiency: Application Development Private cloud servers provide a stable and powerful platform for developing applications. With rapid provisioning, developers can spin up testing environments in seconds. Build up, tear down, and store data for later; the private cloud empowers development teams with much needed computing agility. Quality Assurance Private clouds offer a variety of tools that lend themselves to a standardized quality assurance environment. Create a standard test environment for a variety of operating systems and databases and take a snapshot of it. You can then use that snapshot to recreate the environment whenever you need. Private cloud unlocks your application testing lab by giving you a standardized repeatable environment capable of processing a variety of software configurations. Disaster Recovery The decentralized nature of a cloud environment creates a platform that is disaster recovery ready. Add geo-load balancing for a disaster recovery solution that spans the country or across continents. Web Hosting Private cloud hosting is your ticket to the software defined data center. Create a solid platform that provides your customers with a powerful blend of redundancy, instant deployments, and high availability while reducing your current infrastructure costs. Collaboration Responsive platforms lend themselves well to supporting collaboration. Spin up a VM for your project team that can scale to your needs dynamically. Build a standard collaboration space and take a snapshot. Whenever the collaboration platform is ready, spin a VM off of the snapshot. Instant project management support in seconds. Custom Applications Private cloud servers create a perfect environment for developing and deploying custom applications. Whether the application is for external or internal use, you can spin up a VM with a variety of operating system, database, and third-party software to create the proper mix of support for your custom applications. What s more, you can create a snapshot of the most used configurations of your custom applications and spin them up as many times as you need for as many users as required. E-Commerce The elasticity of the cloud provides the perfect backdrop for e-commerce workloads. E-commerce solutions in the cloud benefit from reduced costs and more importantly can expand to meet the needs of increased demands whether they are planned increases or sudden spikes in growth. Private clouds have the added benefit of being a PCI-DSS compliant ready environment. Software as a Service Private cloud infrastructure creates a solid foundation for providing SaaS solutions. Private clouds are able to rapidly scale resources and help SaaS firms when it comes to intense resource workloads such as pushing out patches or handling large periods of growth. ERP Solutions Cloud sourced ERPs come with a wide range of benefits over the more traditional approaches. ERPs operating in an enterprise cloud solution offer a fast standardized means of deployment. Cloud based ERP solutions offer lower IT costs, anywhere availability, and increased collaboration and report syncing not found in traditional approaches.
4 Xfernet s ActiveGrid Cloud VS Amazon EC2 Features SaaS and Portable Cloud-Ready Applications Xfernet ActiveGrid Amazon Ec2 Easily automate and replicate image-configuration Customizable Virtual Machine (VM) sizing (vs Amazon s S/M/L/XL) for vertical-specific workloads. Build your own / custom sizing or use one of the preloaded options. VM core sizes allowed in 0.50 increments. Role based access control. Create departments, users, and sub administrators. Private Cloud Capable. Hardware VLAN segmentation. Web portal to monitor all VM instances with alerting capability. Application load balancer included, managed though our Web UI. Customizable Firewall with inbound security groups. Customized OS installs are available. Hybrid Hosting solutions, Cloud mixed with dedicated and/or colocation. Integrates with Amazons other services. (S3, EC2, Elastic, etc) Customizable REST API to manage all aspects of your Cloud. Including provisioning on demand instances for additional capacity. Pay for what you need with on-demand upgrade capabilities. SOC 2 Type 2 Audited and Compliant Phone and support available 24/7, 365 days a year. Private and White Label branding options.
5 Virtualization Security Approach The ActiveGrid virtualization architecture provides the foundation for a secure cloud service by maintaining isolation of virtual machine and hypervisor operating systems. Using OnApp s Customer Isolation Module (CIM), every user is secure in their own section of the cloud. CIM gives you the security of a private VLAN system with less overhead. Additional customization enables secure sharing of VLANs among multiple virtual machines. Security Multi-Layered & Customizable Each ActiveGrid Cloud Server includes a usercustomizable Firewall, allowing you to accept or drop traffic across specified ports and/or from specified IP s. ActiveGrid Cloud Server templates can easily be configured with dedicated security technologies, such as Gazzang encryption. By incorporating additional security technologies into virtual machines, you can easily configure virtual machines to support additional security and compliance requirements, such as PCI. Xfernet s comprehensive security model provides multiple layers of protection from the physical data center all the way through to your virtual server. Security is the core of Xfernet s infrastructure, not something that s been bolted on. Physical Security Xfernet s data centers and procedural practices are both designed with superior physical security in mind. Meeting stringent SOC 2 Type 2 auditing criteria is part of our ongoing commitment to guaranteeing security, availability, integrity and confidentiality of information to every Xfernet customer. Perimeter Security Blocking malicious activity at the network perimeter prevents suspicious and malicious traffic from ever entering a customer s infrastructure. Our DoS/DDoS mitigation service adds protection and increases performance by eliminating unwanted traffic to servers. Network Security Security for the network layer is crucial to prevent and monitor unauthorized access, are isolated and secured at the network level. ts por Re ol AICP AS e misuse, modification, or denial of network-accessible resources. All customer environments anization C Org on tr ice v r S E R V I C E O R G A N I Z AT I O N S erl (855) XFERNET s aicpa.org/soc rt Fo rm SOC p y SAS 70 Re o SALES (800) SUPPORT
6 ActiveGrid CloudServers from Xfernet are just the beginning. When you are ready to move more of your business to the cloud, we can help. Beyond ActiveGrid Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud Solutions Sometimes the best infrastructure for a site or app requires both cloud and dedicated environments. That s why we ve created a true hybrid cloud environment so you can mix and match public cloud, private cloud, and dedicated hardware, to create the best fit for your specific needs. Public cloud ActiveGrid Cloud Servers for pay-as-you-go scalability, ideal for heavy or unpredictable traffic Xfernet offers the expertise and guidance to engineer disaster recovery and business continuity services to fit your organization s unique needs. Private cloud ActiveGrid Private Cloud Solutions for enhanced security and ultimate control Dedicated Servers Bare-Metal Hosting for ultra-fast performance and reliability And to top it off, Xfernet brings cloud automation to the whole of your infrastructure. Manage everything through an easy-to-use, easy-to-customize control panel and mobile apps. PremierCDN Content Delivery Network PremierCDN, Xfernet s blazing fast Content Delivery Network, speeds up data delivery by serving content to end-users from servers located nearest to the user. Standard hosting serves your website from one server and one location. Factors such as congestion or long distance between the server and the end-user will slow the speed of your site and negatively affect visitor satisfaction. With the PremierCDN content delivery network, your visitors won t need to wait for your webpage to load. With over 30 strategically placed points of presence called SuperPOPs across 5 continents, our extensive CDN datacenter coverage increases the reach of servers leading to the maximal acceleration of content delivery between Xfernet server locations and end-users. Business Continuity / High Availability An organization without good data storage solutions and business continuity management services can be vulnerable to operational disruptions caused by everything from nature, technology failure, infrastructure deficiencies and human activities. Many companies experience productivity and monetary loses due to the shutdown of core business activities by these types of unplanned disruptions. The continued operations and business continuity of an organization depend on management s awareness of the potential for disturbances in core services and their ability to develop a plan that minimizes the disruption of critical functions. Disruptions of hours or even minutes and sometimes seconds can be devastating depending on the services in question.
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