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Cloud Management Software Provider Unveils OnApp Cloud v3.0 Beta


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October 09, 2012

Cloud Management Software Provider Unveils OnApp Cloud v3.0 Beta

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor

Only about a week ago and after nearly a year spent developing it, cloud management software provider OnApp’s Cloud v3.0 has officially entered the public beta phase. Touted as the biggest product launch from the company since OnApp Cloud was released back in July 2010, this offering is bigger, better and much easier to use.

The solution can fully support VMware, enabling clients who power their cloud services via the VMware ESXi/vSphere 5.0 and services based on Xen and KVM hypervisors to successfully perform within the same environment.

The cloud management software’s Cloud Boot functionality acts a new way to provision hypervisors. According to company officials, “Wheel in a rack, hook it up to your network, and OnApp Cloud automatically discovers and installs your HVs, saving a huge amount of time.”

 Additionally, OnApp Storage, the organization’s distributed SAN, can be utilized in order to gain access to high-performance storage for your cloud using local disks in hypervisor servers.

Love these added capabilities? Then you will be blown away when OnApp Cloud v3.0 is officially unveiled later this year and powers CDN video streaming and http push support.

Carlos Rego from OnApp added, “I have to say, I am just so proud of our dev team, our QA and product guys. It has been an amazing effort to take everything we imagined for version 3.0, and combine that with so many features and improvements our customers have asked for, and bring it together for this new release. As anyone in development knows, that moment when it comes together is a pure and beautiful thing, and - especially because of the effort I know our team has put in - I hope they are as proud as I am.”

If you're an OnApp customer, simply log into the OnApp dashboard and set up your beta license. And If you're not currently an OnApp customer, don’t fret because all you have to do is set up a dashboard account that is free of charge.

Last week was extremely busy from the cloud management software provider as it teamed up with NetForecast to hold a not-to-miss event which took place at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Oct. 3. The webinar highlighted the ways in which leveraging CDN services can give you a dramatic leg up over other cloud providers, as well as drive revenue.

During the conference Rebecca Wetzel, a principal at NetForecast spoke about important results from a newly published report titled, “Going for the Edge: Why Hosting Providers Should Offer CDN Services.” These findings detail the advantages and disadvantages seen when entering the CDN market in addition to the increasingly popular trend of CDNs being based on federated cloud infrastructure. OnApp’s CMO Kosten Metreweli (News - Alert) also was present during the informative session, discussing best practices and case studies that pertain to federated CDNS.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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