NOC Monkey – The missing link between dedicated hosts and profitability?
Comodo breathe new life into dedicated hosting with NOC Monkey remote server provisioning
New York 2nd August 2005, Comodo, through their Web Hosting and server automation division PSOFT, announced the long awaited remote server provisioning application, NOC Monkey. The software automates the usually labor intensive task of server provisioning by providing a simple web based interface from which operating systems can be remotely installed, recovered and deployed.
Featuring admin and user level access, the system also enables administrators to change root passwords, run fsck in single user mode, recover hacked servers and custom partition hard disks from the same interface. Furthermore, using a new 'grab/install' system, the software adapts to various OS/hardware configurations by auto detecting new servers.
Comodo see hugely enhanced provisioning speeds for datacenter administrators and web-hosting companies alike. Within a few clicks, servers can be remotely recovered, operating systems installed and root passwords changed – exercises that usually require a physical presence and take time, effort and therefore money to accomplish.
One immediate benefit of this is improved customer response time. The ability to store multiple server profiles and OS configuration images enables web hosts to quickly respond to customer's requirements. Such 'deployment on the fly' represents a massive shortcut compared to installing and configuring a system from scratch.
Cost and time savings generated by basing a datacenter or hosting provisioning around NOC Monkey controlled servers could be passed onto customers to generate a competitive advantage in a decidedly tight business.
Igor Seletskiy, Technical Director, believes NOC Monkey represents a 'quantum leap forward' in datacenter administration.
'Apart from automating serving provisioning, NOC Monkey extends the value proposition that web hosting companies can offer their customers. By enabling the creation of custom partitions web hosts can easily modify server partitions upon request – a service not traditionally offered by web hosts due to it's time consuming nature'
The utility also represents large cost savings over alternative solutions such as remote console or ghosting software.
'We have developed the 'Server Vending machine' – hosts can literally press a button to deploy their flavor of server to answer the demands of the customer. There is now a low cost means for datacenter operators to slash overheads, increase efficiency and provisioning speeds whilst extending functionality and adding to their customer value proposition."
NOC Monkey is available for trial with 5 free server licenses from nocmonkey.psoft.net/
Alternatively, contact PSOFT sales on: + 1.888.266.6361 or + 1.703.581.6361
The Comodo companies provide the infrastructure that is essential in enabling e-merchants, other Internet-connected companies, software companies, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. The Comodo companies offer PKI SSL, Code Signing, Content Verification and Email Certificate; award winning PC Security software; Vulnerability Scanning services for PCI Compliance; secure e-mail and fax services.
Continual innovation, a core competence in PKI, and a commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish the Comodo companies as vital players in the Internet's ongoing development. Comodo secures and authenticates online transactions and communications for over 200,000 business customers and 3,000,000 users of our desktop security products.
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