Independent hosting provider, Anchor, has announced that it will launch a new high performance managed Cloud in August, with an eye to the retail market.
Already home to brands such as the NRL, Australian Super, Huggies and BT Financial, the company is boasting that by transitioning to Openstack it will 'smash slow page load times'.
"Online retailers know that maximising uptime and minimising page load times is vital for e-commerce success. That's why our new OpenStack Cloud features cutting-edge technologies such as Mellanox's 56Gbps InfiniBand, raising Cloud server performance to industry-leading levels," Anchor CEO, Bart Thomas, said.
Anchor maintains end to end ownership of its technology stack, which it maintains provides additional performance, flexibility over infrastructure technology selection, full control over service delivery and accountability for customers. "We are strong proponents of open source and open standards. OpenStack is the obvious choice to power our new platform and the ideal building block for a new elastic Cloud model that we're working on. OpenStack has immense momentum right now, with adoption soaring in the enterprise, government and e-commerce communities," he said.
Anchor's new Cloud is built on Intel hardware, and a distributed storage platform which it claims will deliver the best possible performance across a wide variety of scenarios and workloads. "Businesses everywhere just want to move faster; OpenStack allows us to provide our customers with all the business and operational benefits of the Cloud, wrapped up in a service that is non-proprietary, Australian owned and fully accountable right up to the customer's code."
The new platform will be made available to select partners in August, with general availability proposed for 'the end of September.' Thomas claims the new architecture will deliver the strongest possible performance for high-transaction workloads such as CMS and online retail applications such as Magento and Adobe Experience Manager.