IronScale: Not AnotherCloud
StrataScale, a subsidiary of colocation services provider company RagingWire, is expected to announce on Tuesday the general availability of a managed hosting product called IronScale. Surprisingly, unlike many of the companies that host data center hardware, IronScale is not a cloud, but a managed server offering. In this fog-permeated atmosphere of cloud computing, StrataScale’s choice is both novel and, quite frankly, refreshing in its honesty.
According to StrataScale’s V-P of marketing, Doug Adams, IronScale is designed for small- to medium-sized businesses that don’t want to own their own servers, but want instant provisioning of new hardware. And while it can be up and running on new servers in a manner of minutes, it isn’t a true cloud service in that the customer gets its own machines and those machines don’t have to be virtualized.