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Jun 10, 2014
LONDON - June 10, 2014 – OnApp today announced that Limestone Networks has launched a new range of pre-configured cloud instances for popular business, e-commerce and gaming applications, as well as customizable cloud servers and cloud reseller services running on the OnApp platform. The new Limestone Networks Cloud (LSN Cloud) now offers ready-to-run cloud instances for WordPress, Minecraft, Drupal, Magento, SugarCRM and other applications, as well as vanilla cloud servers for users to customize as they wish.
Since its inception in 2007, Limestone Networks has established a reputation for exceptional performance and customer service in the dedicated server hosting market. The company chose OnApp to develop a new range of cloud services that would meet growing customer demand for redundancy and scalability for high-performance application hosting. Limestone cites OnApp’s complete cloud management feature set, integrated high performance storage system, reseller support through WHMCS, and the ease of integration with its existing OnePortal control panel as reasons for its decision.
“We have always built our dedicated hosting services for maximum reliability and performance, and moving to the cloud with OnApp enables us to add even greater resilience and scalability, while maintaining that performance for our customers’ apps,” said Kris Anderson, Limestone Networks’ Business Development Director. “Applications running on our OnApp cloud can scale and failover automatically to other servers in the event of an outage. Combined with the full hardware redundancy we’ve built into our network, we can now deliver the best performing, most resilient hosting services for our customers’ applications, on cloud and dedicated servers.”
OnApp’s integration with the WHMCS client management system enables Limestone Networks to offer turnkey reseller cloud packages. As a result, web hosts, gaming server providers, VPS providers and traditional dedicated server providers can resell Limestone’s high performance cloud infrastructure with operating systems and applications packaged and ready to run for their own customers.
“Limestone has created a unique offering with OnApp, which focuses on what end users really care about - getting the best possible performance and support for their applications,” said Kosten Metreweli, OnApp’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Helping providers like Limestone extend their service offerings beyond dedicated hosting and into the cloud, and providing new ways to add value to customers and resellers, is exactly what OnApp is designed to do. We’re excited to be working with Limestone, helping them build a more lucrative reseller program, and providing a cloud platform that does justice to their investment in infrastructure, to deliver the performance, scalability and resilience their customers need.”
The LSN Cloud offers extremely high performance and resilience, with hypervisor servers running a minimum of dual 6-core Intel Xeon E5-2620v2 CPUs, hosted in racks offering a minimum of 20Gbps bandwidth as standard, and all-SSD/RAID 10 distributed storage that uses OnApp’s “VM-aware” technology to ensure a local copy of data is held on the server hosting each VM. This accelerates data read times dramatically, while automatically distributing copies across other storage nodes for increased resilience.
Additionally, all LSN Cloud hypervisors and application templates running on OnApp are based on KVM virtualization technology, for the additional performance benefits offered by its closer integration of kernel and hardware. Limestone also offers full redundancy for every hardware component of its cloud, which is hosted in a Dallas datacenter.
Limestone Networks will soon look to expand its OnApp capabilities with new smart servers, which combine the single-tenant performance of dedicated hardware with the automatic provisioning, scaling and failover of cloud servers. Limestone also has plans to expand its datacenter footprint with new locations in the U.S. and use the OnApp Federation to extend its reach to 170 locations worldwide.
About Limestone Networks
Limestone Networks is a leading IaaS provider of on-demand cloud, dedicated and enterprise hosting services. LSN has an advanced data center which includes multi-layered security, N+1 and 2N redundancy and premium bandwidth carriers. Limestone Networks features an industry-leading reseller program, robust client management portal and end-user panel, with 24/7 passionate support.
OnApp provides a complete Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform for hosts, telcos and MSPs, with one fully automated control panel for cloud services, dedicated servers, CDN, storage and more, and an easy way to expand using the world’s largest federated cloud. More than 800 service providers in 87 countries run on OnApp.