(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – OnApp has announced that 49 cloud providers have now signed up to provide compute cloud infrastructure on the OnApp Federation, the world’s biggest public cloud. The new members of the OnApp Federation will contribute more than 50 compute cloud locations in 30 countries, in addition to the 170+ CDN locations already available. The news extends the OnApp Federation’s lead as the most globally distributed, low-latency public cloud.
As a member of the OnApp Federation, each cloud provider can buy and sell cloud infrastructure through a wholesale, on demand marketplace. By buying infrastructure, providers can make global cloud locations available to their customers for application deployment, as a seamless part of their local cloud. The addition of new locations enables their customers to minimize latency for end users by hosting applications in their nearest city, and manage data sovereignty and compliance issues by controlling precisely which clouds data can, or cannot be hosted in.
“The Federation brings a new model to cloud infrastructure buying. We’ve built a global marketplace where any service provider can go and buy cloud infrastructure and make it available to their clients,” said Ditlev Bredahl, CEO of OnApp. “While cloud as a concept has been discussed and misunderstood for years, one of the persistent elements has always been that cloud infrastructure should be available easily and quickly. As part of the OnApp Federation, these 49 service providers will now have access to unlimited infrastructure, with more scale than any megahoster, more locations and better world-wide performance.”
The new cloud providers joining the OnApp Federation will extend its coverage in European locations, including London, Toronto, Cologne, Oslo, Nijmegen, Copenhagen, Kiev, Sofia, Rende, Isle of Man, Reggio Emilia, Milan, Utretcht, Aalesund, Lisbon, Almere, Madrid, Ghent and Tallinn. In the US and Canada, cloud providers have joined from Spring, Toronto, Dallas, Los Angeles, Montreal, Honolulu, Houston, Portland, Atlanta and Kansas City; in South America, from Sao Paulo; in Asia-Pacific, from Taiwan, Sydney and Leederville; and in the Middle East and Africa, from Cape Town, Tunis, Marrakech and Tel Aviv.
“The value of the OnApp Federation, for cloud providers, is simple and unique: it makes you an instant global player. It means our clients can deploy applications wherever they need them, through the same UI and with the same service package they expect from TelosHost. We can offer cloud locations we would not otherwise have access to, and sell compute cloud from around the world.” said Ben Westfall, CEO, TelosHost.
Aaron Faby, CEO of Xfernet also commented, saying that “using OnApp, we’ve built up a customer base of U.S. enterprises who are looking for the benefits of cloud application hosting, but with the added advantage of managed services, enterprise-grade support and private cloud options too. The OnApp Federation lets us take this to the next level, and give our customers access to cloud locations all over the world. That’s especially important for clients whose businesses depend on 100% reliability and scalability, such as our customers in application development, ecommerce and gaming. For us, it means we can scale out our cloud without CAPEX on new infrastructure, and win projects we would otherwise not have the global reach to handle.”
OnApp has also announced the addition of new objective metadata about the performance of locations on the OnApp Federation, as well as new reporting and management tools for providers selling infrastructure through OnApp’s global network.
They include historic CPU, IOPS and bandwidth ratings, which are available through the OnApp Federation marketplace; a new ‘seller to buyer’ notification system to keep infrastructure buyers informed about outages and scheduled maintenance; a streamlined new way to switch federated infrastructure between private and public zones; and extended control of limits and pricing for infrastructure being sold on the Federation.
The new features will be available in version 4.1 of OnApp, coming in early Autumn/Fall 2015.
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, 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 87 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