HostColor.com (HC), has reported to the technology media that it ends 2022 with 29 service locations for delivering 10Gbps-connected dedicated servers and Cloud infrastructure services based on VMware ESXi, Proxmox VE, and Linux Containers' virtualization technologies.
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HostColor.com (HC), has reported to the technology media that it ends 2022 with 29 Virtual Data Centers used for delivering Cloud infrastructure services. As of December 2022, the company delivers Hosted Private Cloud ( https://www.hostcolor.com/cloud/private-cloud.html ) and Public Cloud Server ( https://www.hostcolor.com/cloud/private-cloud.html ) services based on VMware ESXi, Proxmox VE, and Linux Containers' virtualization technologies, and 10Gbps Dedicated Servers ( https://www.hostcolor.com/dedicatedhosting/10-gbps-dedicated-servers.html ) from the following data center locations:
United States: Ashburn, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; Bend, Oregon; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; Kansas City, Missouri; Los Angeles and Santa Clara, California, Miami, Florida; New York, NY; Phoenix, Arizona; Seattle, Washington
Canada: Montreal, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario; Vancouver, British Columbia
United Kingdom: London
Germany: Frankfurt and Munich
The Netherlands: Amsterdam and The Hague
Localization of the Cloud services & More Bandwidth At Lower Costs
HostColor announced in November 2022 its Cloud infrastructure service priorities for 2023 - "Localization of the Cloud services" and "Increased bandwidth rate at fixed monthly cost". The company has also said that one of its major business goals for 2023 is to help SMBs take control of their IT infrastructure in a cloud service market, characterized by increasing cloud lock-in, imposed by Big Tech and the major cloud providers.
"There are two simultaneously developing trends in the Cloud service market - a growing pressure on the smaller and medium IT infrastructure providers by the leading hyperscalers (compute clouds), and a growing dependence of Users of cloud services from the same those big major clouds. The Users' dependence comes to a point of de-facto cloud lock-in," says HostColor.com founder and CEO Dimitar Avramov. He adds that the biggest cloud infrastructure providers impose complex contractual and pricing terms and procedures that make transitioning data and services to another vendor's platform difficult and very costly.
"As a result of the hyperscalers' policies the cloud service users are highly dependent (locked-in) on a single corporate cloud platform. When it comes to the structure of the services and billing, the business models of the major technology clouds feature a complete lack of transparency. All this results in significant loss of money for SMBs that vary from a couple of thousands to millions of dollars on annual basis, depending on the cloud services they use." explains HostColor's executive. He adds that his company is determined to raise users' awareness about the cloud lock-in and to help as many business owners as it can, to move out their IT infrastructures from the major hyperscalers to smaller and medium cloud service providers.
Cloud computing experts have been long ringing the bell that the vendor lock-in in the cloud is real.
David Linthicum says in an article published at InfoWorld on July 2, 2021, that "Cloud-native applications have built-in dependencies on their cloud hosts, such as databases, security, governance, ops tools, etc." and that "It’s not rocket science to envision the day when a cloud-native application needs to move from one cloud to another. It won’t be easy."
In a publication in CIO.com titled "10 dark secrets of the cloud", the author Peter Wayner, warns Cloud Users "You’re locked in more than you think" and adds that "Even when your data or the services you create in the cloud are theoretically portable, simply moving all those bits from one company’s cloud to another seems to take quite a bit of time." Mr. Wayner also says that Uses of the major hyper-scalers are "paying a premium - even if it's cheap" and that performance of the major clouds "isn't always as advertised".
Internal research conducted by HostColor.com between 2019 - 2022 examines the terms of services, pricing, and the Cloud IaaS models of the five biggest cloud infrastructure providers. The research shows that their cloud service terms and pricing models feature a high level of opacity. This results in significant loss of money for their users that vary from a couple of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars on annual basis, depending on the services they use.
HostColor.com ( https://www.hostcolor.com ) is a global IT infrastructure and Web Hosting service provider since 2000. The company has its own virtual data centers, a capacity for provisioning dedicated servers and colocation services in 50 data centers worldwide. Its subsidiary HCE ( https://www.hostcoloreurope.com ) operates Cloud infrastructure and delivers dedicated hosting services in 19 European counties.