From: Matt Ferrari, Director of Platform Engineering
A few months ago Hosting.com launched the ability for virtual machines within our Cloud Enterprise environment to support up to 8 vCPUs and 32 gigabytes of RAM per instance. While that in itself was exciting, we did not have many customers that needed 32 gigabytes of memory for a single application driven environment. We did, however, have many customers that push large SQL environments to the limit so our software requirements for the product expanded.
In the very near future we’ll be announcing the availability of SQL Standard 2005/2008 and SQL Enterprise 2005/2008 within our Cloud Enterprise environment. Currently we’re running through the final paces to ensure stability, provisioning automation, minimum requirement rules through our control panel, and accurate license reporting. New and existing customers will be able to login to their control panel and automatically provision SQL Standard or Enterprise into their new virtual machine. Our engineering groups have some other technology announcements coming within the next week so be sure to stay tuned.