MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/13/11 -- Xeround, the Cloud Database company, today announced the general availability of their cloud database service for MySQL applications. During the nine-month beta period that launched in September 2010, more than 2,000 users have tried Xeround, with many already using the service in live production environments.
"There has been great demand from our users and we are very happy to announce that our cloud database is now available for production environments," said Razi Sharir, CEO of Xeround. "Xeround offers the market our simple, easy to use cloud database solution, allowing users to focus on their applications without worrying about the tedious tasks and frustrations involved with maintaining scalability and availability in the cloud."
Xeround charges based on two usage metrics: Database Size and Data Transfer (data that is transferred between the application and the database). For end users, this simple and easy to manage pay-per-use model ensures that the costs of running their database are tightly linked to the scale of the application it supports in a truly dynamic and flexible way. Xeround's database service includes built-in replicas and automatic failover to ensure high availability, as well as Xeround's industry-first auto-scaling features.
Xeround becomes the first true pay-per-use cloud database service available in the market where customers only pay for actual resources consumed and not by server/instance size. Unlike other providers, such as Amazon RDS, that require customers to commit to a pre-set instance size that provides pre-set storage and processing capabilities, Xeround is able to automatically scale up or down to the exact needs of the application so that the database gets additional resources when it needs more size/throughput, and scales back down when it is underutilized. This effectively eliminates both over-provisioning and over-paying, meaning users truly only pay for what they use.
In addition, unlike other cloud services that do not offer their users any SLAs, Xeround guarantees 99.9% availability and no operation downtime of their cloud database. Xeround also includes email/web support and 24/7/365 phone support for critical issues as well as daily backups.
Users who register for Xeround will enjoy a thirty-day free trial with no credit card information required. After the trial period, users will be billed based on the actual resources consumed by their database. Xeround requires no subscription commitment and has no minimum charges. Database Size will be charged at $0.12/GB/hour, and Data Transfer will be charged at $0.46/GB. Furthermore, users who join by July 25th will enjoy 25% off their monthly costs until the end of the year as a special introductory offer.
Xeround's cloud database is now commercially available on Xeround's Amazon EC2 datacenters (in the United States and in Europe), the Heroku cloud platform, and will soon expand to Xeround's Rackspace datacenter, with support for additional cloud providers planned in the near future.
Xeround enables a truly scalable cloud computing infrastructure by providing elastic and highly available database software for public and private clouds. Xeround's cloud database for MySQL-based applications allows service providers, ISVs and customers to easily run their applications in the cloud and automatically scale up or down, all while ensuring availability in the event of failure or schema changes. The product is well-geared to IaaS, PaaS and SaaS providers, and is available either as a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) or as a virtual appliance. The company is based in Bellevue, Wash. with research and development in Israel. Investors include Benchmark Capital, Giza Venture Capital, Ignition Partners and Trilogy Partnership. For more information, visit http://xeround.com and follow Xeround on Twitter.