The new global compute capability is built on OnApp Market, a wholesale cloud marketplace for service providers. Service providers use OnApp Market to browse locations on the OnApp Federation, see prices and SLA data, and make any mix of locations available to their customers in real time, alongside their own. OnApp has deployed more than 2,000 clouds for 900 service providers in 93 countries, making a huge range of infrastructure types and potentially unlimited scale available to service providers and their customers.
"Now service providers can be as big and diverse or as local and niche as they want to be, without spending a dime on new infrastructure,"
The federated cloud model has already proven its worth for many OnApp customers, including the Belgian web host, Stone.IS (http://www.stone-
“The OnApp Federation is a vital part of our Tomorrowland project," said Stein Van Stichel, CEO of Stone.IS. "Using the OnApp Federation, we could host their web applications in cities all over the world: it gave us the scale to handle the huge demand for the event, and the flexibility to help them break into the U.S. market with TomorrowWorld in Atlanta, later this year, again using OnApp's federated cloud. The OnApp Federation lets us combine our expertise in application hosting and support for live events and our knowledge of the local market, with truly global scale. That's a much better proposition for our clients than generic public cloud capacity."
The OnApp Federation has several advantages over traditional cloud brokerages, which may simplify running a workload across multiple clouds for the end customer, but do nothing to simplify all of the commercial relationships that the customer has to maintain. The OnApp Federation allows the local service provider to give their customers a ‘single pane of glass' for deploying and managing applications in multiple locations, a single API, a single SLA and a single bill - massively reducing complexity and costs.
OnApp Market is the key enabling technology for the compute federation. It connects different service providers' clouds to the Federation, enables them to buy and sell capacity, acts as a central clearing house for transactions, manages wholesale pricing for each location, and provides SLA metadata about the performance and uptime of each location, so providers can choose the most appropriate capacity for their service and their clients. OnApp will also offer managed SLAs for time-critical or performance-
The new global compute capability previews in v3.3 of the OnApp platform. In this preview phase, 50 OnApp providers are lined up to provide compute capacity for the OnApp Federation, with nine locations available for testing today in the US, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Russia and Belgium. OnApp expects this number to grow at least ten-fold in the next 12 months. General Availability will follow later this year, enabling federated compute for all OnApp cloud providers. The OnApp Federation and OnApp Market will support other cloud platforms in future releases.
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