The cloud management software industry is continuing to grow as the temperature outside dips by the day. This robust next-generation software is key in allowing organizations around the world to leverage the cloud, where they can store a large amount of data and rest assured that applications, solutions and products powered by the cloud will work as planned for a reduced cost.
OnApp is a company that is heavily involved within this space, successfully deploying nearly 1,000 clouds to customers over the last few years.
In a recent blog post, Carlos Rego, CVO, OnApp stated, “I'm pretty darn proud of how fast our platform has been adopted, and used to run such a huge range of public and private cloud services. But, even with all those clouds out there, there is still one question we get asked more than any other. And that is... what's the optimal hardware spec for a cloud?”
While the definition of the word “optimal” differs for many in its specifics, one thing that everyone can agree on is when migrating to the cloud, the cloud management software provider’s platform certainly goes a long way. Its offering differs from others currently on the market due to the fact that it is a federated CDN, meaning it is a product that can enable enterprises to easily and quickly create a global presence for customers by using capacity from other service providers.
“You can help any company push their Web apps and content close to their target audience - without having to build your own global data centers, and at much higher margins than ever before,” OnApp CEO Ditlev Bredahl told TMCnet in a an exclusive interview.
When leveraging OnApp CDN, users gain access to OnApp’s global cloud federation, enabling them to assist their clients in rapidly launching new content and applications, including website acceleration and performance tools. This in turn allows clients to see an increase in profits due to newly established revenue streams without having to first shell out a massive amount of capital, thus developing their own CDN infrastructure.
In the near future, the company has plans to debut version 3.0 of its cloud management platform, OnApp Cloud. The new release encompasses VMware support, so you can manage VMware hypervisors alongside Xen and KVM. This release will again completely alter the cloud management software space for the better.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo