Oct 16, 2012

(mt) Media Temple Introduces Helix – an Openstack Private Cloud Service Designed For Business Innovation

Security, Privacy and Control in a Dedicated Cloud Environment

Los Angeles, CA —October 16, 2012— (mt) Media Temple, a leading provider of web hosting and cloud services, together with Morphlabs and Dell, announce the availability of Helix – a new high-performance OpenStack private cloud service.

“Helix makes it easy for any business to have their own private “share nothing” cloud while keeping costs low.” said Media Temple CTO Albert Lopez. “Helix delivers control, security, simplicity, and support for one flat monthly price. It gives everyone, from established brands to emerging start-ups, a way to instantly tap into the power and flexibility of cloud computing.”

Media Temple’s new Helix service is based on the high-performance private cloud building blocks designed by Morphlabs via the Dell Emerging Solutions Platform Partner Program. This service leverages Dell’s power-dense and energy-efficient PowerEdge C6220 server system with solid state disks (SSD) and Dell’s Crowbar software framework combined with the fast-growing OpenStack open source cloud underpinnings as well as the sophisticated mCloud orchestration and dashboard. The solution is able to support 80 virtual CPUs (vCPUs) and 3TB in a single 2U C6220 chassis, and all at under 700 watts of power consumption.

“Together with Dell, we bring a best of class service to our customer base configured and customized exactly as they need,” adds Media Temple President and COO Russ Reeder. “It’s collaborations like these that let both companies do what they do best for the market.”

Customers adopting the Helix private cloud service also benefit from Media Temple’s 24×7 support center for system help, training, and solutions.

“Mobile Roadie is the mobile app solution for Adele, Katy Perry, Tedx and many others,” said Mobile Roadie CTO Steve Schroeder. “Our clients have high standards for their mobile apps and so do we. The Helix Private Cloud is the solution for my performance and security needs. I don’t have servers spread out in different data centers or have to worry about extra encryption that public clouds require. I’m able to have complete control over our live and staging environments with uncompromised cloud performance on tap. The Helix allows me to be the CTO and not a server admin.”

“Morphlabs is encouraged that a premium hosting provider like Media Temple is basing its Helix private cloud service around our mCloud technology,” said Morphlabs CEO Winston Damarillo. “With mCloud’s unmatched energy efficiency standards, Media Temple can decrease the carbon footprint within its data centers, passing significant operational savings on to its customers in the form of an efficient, scalable and affordable private cloud solution to meet the most demanding requirements of its growing customer base.”

“Providing compelling solutions for a growing marketplace is a collaborative effort,” said John Igoe, executive director of cloud and big data solutions at Dell. “Media Temple’s Helix Private Cloud Service exemplifies the amazing innovations that came out of our work with Morphlabs in the Dell Emerging Solutions Platform Partner Program.”

Media Temple will be featuring the Helix cloud service at the OpenStack Summit, October 15-18 in San Diego, Calif. at the Media Temple Morphlabs booth. Helix, currently in a private beta, will be available from Media Temple before the end of 2012. If you are interested more information, please visit www.mediatemple.com/helix.

About (mt) Media Temple
From its inception in 1998, (mt) Media Temple has been on a mission to help people and businesses succeed online.

Over 125,000 customers in 100 countries now rely on Media Temple’s simple tools for domain registration, web hosting, business applications, virtual servers, and other cloud services to power more than 1.5 million websites. We take pride in offering a premium service at a competitive price, along with exemplary 24/7 customer support. Our customers range from everyday people to top bloggers, creative professionals, and small businesses, as well as large enterprises like Starbucks, Adidas, Samsung, and Toyota.

With 200 dedicated, U.S.-based employees, Media Temple has been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in North America—and one of the best places to work. Find us anytime on the web at http://mediatemple.com or on Twitter @MediaTemple.

About Morphlabs
Morphlabs, Inc. is a recognized leader in converged infrastructure solutions for the Enterprise. Our mCloud solutions pre-integrate hyperscale hardware with best-of-breed software to deliver the most price performant private cloud available today.

The mCloud solution’s next generation modular architecture completely integrates compute, storage and networking to dramatically reduce the cost of IT while accelerating time to market. Enterprises are free to focus on the tasks that differentiate their business, instead of worrying about IT procurement, integration, assembly and optimization. Founded in 2007 by industry pioneers, Morphlabs, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles, with operations in the Philippines, Japan, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.morphlabs.com.

About Dell
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

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