Independent Results Validate Connectria's Managed Cloud Computing Solutions Over Amazon And Rackspace

TechValidate ST. LOUIS, MO. (March 31, 2011) - Connectria, a global leader in cloud computing, dedicated server hosting and complex hosting solutions, today announced independent survey results of its managed cloud computing customers. The results validated that Connectria's customers are successfully able to run production environments using Connectria's managed cloud computing solutions, and showed that Connectria was selected over both Amazon and Rackspace.

These positive survey results followed the recent announcement where Connectria's managed cloud solutions received high grades within Longhaus' 2011 Trusted Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud Providers Study. In this study, Connectria's cloud solutions were ranked higher than Rackspace, Amazon, and Go Grid, among more than twenty other cloud providers.

Survey findings reported by TechValidate revealed an impressive endorsement of Connectria's managed cloud computing solutions, and showed that Connectria's managed cloud computing solutions were well suited for corporate and enterprise computing environments:

  • 100% of Connectria's customers surveyed would recommend Connectria's managed cloud solutions and support.

  • 71% of the organizations are using Connectria's cloud computing solutions for a production IT environment.

  • 62% of the organizations considered Rackspace and 41% considered Amazon before choosing Connectria's managed cloud computing solutions.

  • 67% of the organizations chose a managed cloud over an unmanaged cloud due to better support.

  • 50% of the organizations rated the cost of Connectria's managed cloud as less expensive than unmanaged pay-as-you-go cloud solutions.

  • 74% of the organizations preferred a managed cloud solution with a fixed monthly charge versus a pay-as-you-go model, with 82% citing a preference for a predictable, fixed cost model since it is in line with their budget process.
Cloud usage and perceptions were also explored in the survey, with TechValidate reporting:

  • Rapid provisioning and scaling, the desire to focus upon innovation and not infrastructure, and limited in-house resources were the top 3 reasons why organizations chose to utilize cloud computing.
Scott Azzolina, Connectria's VP of Marketing, commented on the independent survey and its results. "The TechValidate survey of our managed cloud computing customers confirmed a genuine need and preference for a managed cloud solution within the corporate and enterprise markets, particularly for production environments," noted Azzolina. "Connectria's extensive security and reliability features of its managed cloud computing solutions are a key reason for our success within corporate computing environments. It was especially gratifying to learn that 100% of our cloud computing customers surveyed would recommend Connectria."

The survey was conducted by TechValidate, an independent research organization.

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Connectria Hosting ( is a profitable and growing global provider of managed hosting, complex hosting and cloud hosting services. Packaged or customized solutions are available for technologies including OS, virtualization, database, email/collaboration and application/web servers. Connectria's hosting expertise represents one of the industry's widest range of supported platforms from a variety of vendors, including Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, HP, Dell, SUN, Citrix, VMware and Open Source (e.g. Linux/LAMP, MySQL).

A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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