Loudcloud Introduces Research Services Thursday 18 October 2001 PDF Print Loudcloud Puts 60,000 Hours of Real World Technology Expertise to Work for Enterprise Customers London - Oct 18, 2001 -- Loudcloud, Inc., (NASDAQ: LDCL), the leading managed services provider, today announced a new set of services designed to help enterprises identify the best technologies and management practices for their Internet operations. The new Loudcloud Research services draw on more than 60,000 hours the Loudcloud Research team has spent testing and evaluating more than 200 Internet hardware, software and networking technologies. Loudcloud Research services complement Loudcloud's suite of cost-effective, flexible Internet operations services by helping an enterprise company identify and manage all of the technologies and products that are required to power a customer's Web site. Available as a suite or individually, the Loudcloud Research services are focused on three key areas: * Technology Selection * Research and Integration * Loudcloud Research Labs Technology Selection Services: Loudcloud Research will work closely with customers to analyze any Internet infrastructure technology that suits their business requirements or that impacts their existing Internet site architecture. In addition, the information gathered during an evaluation will enable Loudcloud to identify additional ways to automate the monitoring and management of those Internet infrastructure technologies using its proprietary Opsware(tm) automation technology. Opsware is a key component of Loudcloud's overall managed hosting services, which provide enterprises with a flexible, cost effective method of outsourcing the day-to-day management of an Internet site. Research and Integration Services: Loudcloud Research will also work with customers to evaluate internally created Internet infrastructure technologies and products that are critical components of their global Internet operations. This effort will enable Loudcloud to assume the management of Internet infrastructure technologies created by the customer's internal development team. In the past, internally developed Internet infrastructure systems were nearly impossible to outsource since the knowledge needed to manage them resided exclusively with the customer. Loudcloud Research removes this barrier by working with customers to understand all aspects of their internally developed applications so that Loudcloud can fully provision, monitor, and manage them. As a result, customers can now devote internal resources to critical customer and partner requirements, or to developing their global Web applications instead of focusing on operational issues. Loudcloud Research Labs: Loudcloud Research services also provide customers with access to a lab facility where they can test the performance, scalability, benchmarking, interoperability and other critical factors of their Internet infrastructure technologies. "With its tremendous technical expertise and accumulated evaluation knowledge, Loudcloud Research has the real-world experience to carefully evaluate critical infrastructure components for customers," said Sanjay Das, director of Loudcloud Research. "Loudcloud Research's services help enterprises cost-effectively design and manage the underlying infrastructure that power their Internet site." About Loudcloud Loudcloud is the leading managed service provider, offering a new solution for outsourcing global Internet operations for enterprise companies, application service providers and large-scale Internet businesses. Loudcloud moves beyond basic hosting or consulting services with its unique Opsware technology to automate, scale, and monitor Internet operation functions previously done by hand. Loudcloud manages its infrastructure network via a worldwide network of data centers and Network Operations Centers (NOCs) located in North America and Europe. For more information on Loudcloud, please visit our Web site at http://www.loudcloud.com Loudcloud and Opsware are service marks and trademarks of Loudcloud, Inc. All other product names, service marks, and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners. Contact: Hannah Summers Éclat Marketing Email: Tel: + 44 (0) 1189 89 5600 Mob: + 44 (0) 7767 65 7716 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.eclat.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of eclat Marketing in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.