Re-architected Ninefold takes availability into the US

Re-architected Ninefold takes availability into the US

Summary: Along with the official opening of its San Jose datacentre, the company has gone to work under the covers.

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TOPICS: Cloud, Australia
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With an increasing number of US cloud operators heading into Australian datacentres to create local availability zones, Australian cloud vendor Ninefold is reversing the trend, and expanding from Australia into the United States.

The company flagged its expansion into the US last year, with selected customers being able to use the new San Jose zone prior to today's general release.

"We have followed our customers to the US; it's a global world, and many of our customers require faster latency to the US market," said Ninefold co-founder and chairman Peter James in a statement.

On top of the new datacentre, the company has revealed that its platform has been "rebuilt and re-architected" into a cellular architecture, as well as offering an unmetered private network between its datacentres.

"Any failure that occurs on a host machine or its storage systems will be isolated," wrote Ninefold technical community manager Andrew Harvey in a blog post. "In addition to this isolation, it also means that the IO performance of the virtual machines is improved, and much more consistent."

The vendor also announced a reduction in its pricing, which has traditionally been higher than its competitors.

"As Ninefold continues to grow in size, we are able to achieve ongoing economies of scale, and are pleased to pass on these efficiencies to our customers," said James.

Topics: Cloud, Australia

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