You hear people talk about moving their content and applications ino “the cloud” but it has never been simple.  Cloud Computing has required you to re-write your applications, often fighting through differences in API’s and limitations, often seemingly arbitrary.

BlackwaterOps has taken the work out of moving to the cloud. 

The premiere version of the BlackwaterOps Content Accelerator doesn’t “port” your applications, it proxies them so that you can take the bandwidth, and CPU load off of your server.  Because Google AppEngine has Points of Presence (PoPs) all over the world your content will load faster, and more reliably.

Unlike using S3 for hosting Images which requires you to upload your images manually to Amazon, Blackwater Content Accelerator automatically offloads your images to the cloud when they are requested.  This allows your existing CMS solution such as Movable Type, WordPress, Joomla, Media Wiki, to benefit from cloud hosting.

imageWhat really sets BlackwaterOps Content Accelerator apart is that you can off load large portions of the traffic to your servers with only 2 lines of code in your .htaccess file if you are on Apache, and it is no more than 4 lines on most other servers.

This is the single easiest way to dip your toe in the Cloud waters. To get an understanding in a safe easy to use environment of uptime, reliability, and scalability of cloud apps, and the price associated with them.

For $799 and about 30 minutes you can reduce the load on your server, and drastically increase the number of users you can serve.  Often also speeding up the load time of your pages.  Or opt to have us do the install, and you will be able to “upgrade” your site to run in the cloud in less than 5 minutes.

The BlackWater GAE  Content Accelerator is licensed per domain.  You will be provided with instructions for installation and a customized version of the GoogleApp for your domain. You can launch on an domain and then use GoogleApps to map to a subdomain of your primary domain.  At this time you need one App Id Per Domain.

Content Delivery is billed by Google.  We are typically seeing the price of delivery at about $.15 a gig, but your price may vary based on size of your images. Up to 30 Gigabytes a month are delivered by Google for free (1 gigabyte a day), which is enough for many small sites. Large sites can often cut their bandwith costs by 60% when compared to CDN delivery from Akamai, LimeLight, or others. Unlike other CDN’s you only pay for what you use, and there is not an increased price for “overages”. We have tested Content Accelerator up to 500 served images a second. Higher rates can be achieved but require an override from Google.

The BlackWater GAE Content Accelerator v1 includes all bug fixes as they are released.

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Please allow 48 hours to receive your software as we have to modify it for your domain. We will contact you for details to complete your order.

Due to limitations of Google AppEngine, Dynamic Images must be smaller than 1meg to be accelerated. Up to 3000 Static files can be uploaded for even faster performance

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