(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – OnApp has released version 3.5 of the OnApp cloud platform, which enables Amazon EC2 cloud servers to be provisioned and managed through the OnApp control panel, and brings third party cloud infrastructure into the OnApp ecosystem for the first time. As well as simplifying the way diverse cloud technologies are provisioned and managed, OnApp v3.5 paves the way for tighter integration of other cloud platforms into the OnApp Federation – the global network of 3,000+ cloud providers in 93 countries who run on OnApp software – and the creation of the first truly global, platform-independent cloud infrastructure marketplace.
With OnApp v3.5, cloud providers can now offer Xen, KVM, VMware and EC2 cloud servers; bare metal and hybrid smart servers; multiple types of storage and backup; and global CDN and DNS, among other Infrastructure-as-a-Service capabilities. OnApp v3.5 brings all of these services together under a ’single pane of glass’ control panel, through which a cloud end user can deploy services on a provider’s local infrastructure, on infrastructure from the OnApp Federation, and now on Amazon infrastructure too.
“There are more than 3,000 providers running OnApp in 93 countries,” said Ditlev Bredahl, OnApp CEO. “The OnApp Federation allows anyone running OnApp to tap into this network to extend the scale and reach of their local cloud service. But the Federation is not just an OnApp story. Every service provider has clients who run workloads on other cloud platforms, and that’s always going to be the case. So it makes sense to help those clients unify everything into one control panel – regardless of the virtualization technology or where the physical infrastructure actually lives.”
“That’s the starting point for what we’re doing, by bringing Amazon EC2 into OnApp along with VMware, Xen, KVM, bare metal, CDN and everything else,” he added. “From there we’ll be introducing tighter integration with other cloud platforms, and ultimately enabling every kind of cloud service to be provisioned fluidly across every kind of infrastructure. That’s how users want to consume infrastructure, and that’s how OnApp customers will grow in future – not by using infrastructure to differentiate, but by building compelling services that provide access to it. Just as AirBnB and Uber have disrupted their industries with this approach, it’s becoming the new normal in hosting, and already the number of service providers taking part is ramping up.”
OnApp v3.5 will be demonstrated at the OnApp booth at World Hosting Days on 24-26 March 2015 in Europa Park, Germany – the world’s largest event for the hosting and cloud service provider industry. At the event OnApp CEO Ditlev Bredahl will also present on ‘the new normal’ for hosting during his keynote on Thursday 26th March at 11:30am.
OnApp v3.5 is available now to new customers, and as a free upgrade for existing OnApp customers via http://onapp.com/upgrade/.
OnApp software enables hosts, telcos and other service providers to sell the complete range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service products, from bare-bones virtual servers to fully automated cloud, dedicated servers, CDN, storage and more. The OnApp platform also gives service providers on-demand access to the OnApp Federation, a global network of cloud providers in 170+ locations, across 43 countries, connected to a real-time wholesale marketplace where they can buy and sell compute and CDN capacity.
OnApp launched in July 2010. Today more than 3,000 service providers in 93 countries run on OnApp software. OnApp has 140 staff across the EU, U.S. and Asia-Pacific and is headquartered in London, UK. For more information visit http://onapp.com.