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Dialtone's AutoHost: Dedicated Linux Server Line For Premium Web Hosting

Jan 29, 2001, 19:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wayne Kawamoto)

Dialtone's line of Linux servers now feature Sphera's HostingDirector, which should enable ISPs' customers to automate complex and labor-intensive management tasks, reducing admin costs.

By Wayne Kawamoto, ISP-Planet

Sphera Corporation and Dialtone Internet announced AutoHost, a dedicated Linux server line designed to support premium Web hosting.

Dialtone Internet added HostingDirector's capabilities to its AutoHost product line to provide their customers' supply chains with multi-layer service automation and plug-ins for over 50 applications on a highly scalable, open architecture platform.

According to the companies, Dialtone Internet was looking for a way to let its Webhosting customers automate their complex and labor-intensive management tasks, which included adding sites and applications, establishing Web infrastructures, and setting up provision accounts. The companies claim that Sphera's HostingDirector software simplifies these time consuming IT operations, which, in turn, can reduce administration costs.

Dialtone's AutoHost line should now let Web hosts transform and differentiate their businesses with advanced services, and perform monitoring and reporting on usage activity to ensure security, availability, and reliability. By offering dedicated server performance on a shared server, expediting complex processes, and reducing time-to-market for new applications, Sphera's scalable, open solution may deliver higher, measurable value to both the hosting provider and the end-user.

"AutoHost servers offer many benefits to ISPs," says Al Albarracin, Dialtone Internet President and CEO. "AutoHost gives the end-user all the features of a dedicated server in a shared account, adding great value to the VDS compared to a regular shared account. AutoHost empowers the end user to provision applications, email and ftp accounts, email aliases on demand, which decreases the load on the server administrator. The automation features of AutoHost reduce the time and level of expertise required to manage networks, and also eliminates many human errors."

"Both Sphera and Dialtone Internet understand the challenges faced by Webhosting providers, and we've developed solutions that face them head on," said Tamar Naor, CEO of Sphera Corporation. HostingDirector's highly scalable architecture will give Dialtone's AutoHost customers the cost effective solution they demand for their growing businesses, making this an ideal partnership for both companies."

"HostingDirector is by far the best 'out-of-the-box' solution for high-end hosting," adds Albarracin. "It is the only product we found that allows our customers to streamline management tasks without any specialized equipment or a steep learning curve."

AutoHost is available now.

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