G2iX Morph CloudServer Appliance Is Based on IBM BladeCenter

Manila-based G2iX is offering its Morph CloudServer, an appliance housed in an IBM BladeCenter solution designed to make it easier for businesses to get a private cloud up and running. G2iX is using the same industry-standard technologies as those used by Amazon and Eucalyptus. The Morph CloudServer supports Linux, Solaris and Windows, as well as Java, Ruby on Rails and PHP.

A company called G2iX is offering an appliance based on IBM's BladeCenter system designed to give businesses an easy and affordable way to create a private cloud computing environment.

G2iX-or Global Gateway Innovation Exchange-introduced its Morph CloudServer Oct. 7 at the ITU Telecom World conference in Los Angeles.

The Morph CloudServer includes 100 virtual machines housed in an IBM BladeCenter system that company officials say is based on the same standards used by Amazon's EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) and Eucalyptus Systems with its open-source cloud solution.

The offering from G2iX, which is based in Manila, includes prebuilt support for Java, Ruby on Rails and PHP; cloud-based testing using Selenium; support for Linux, Solaris and-upon request-Windows operating systems; and database support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and IBM's DB2 upon request.

The Morph CloudServer offers 6TB of storage and the hardware features of IBM's BladeCenter S.

It also comes with a drag-and-drop graphical interface for easy customization, deployment and decommissioning of hardware resources via a Web browser.

"Cloud computing for the enterprise is about efficiency," Winston Damarillo, founder and CEO of G2iX, said in a statement. "The Morph CloudServer accelerates software development by providing companies with an instantly available platform-as-a-service framework designed to support any corporate standard."

Pricing for the appliance starts at $6,500 a month.