What are the benefits of OnApp?
OnApp lets both enterprises and cloud service providers build and operate public, private and hybrid clouds, content delivery networks and perform infrastructure management and disaster recovery. More than 30% of public clouds run on OnApp, as do a million+ virtual servers. Rather than hit you with a list of generic cloud computing benefits or a typical OnApp sales pitch, we’ve looked at what’s really behind these impressive market share figures. Here we discuss what OnApp does better than other cloud management platforms.
1. Sophisticated content delivery networks
A key strength of OnApp is its content delivery network (CDN) technology, launched in 2011. Because OnApp provides service providers with access to a CDN with multiple points of presence (PoPs) around the world, IaaS providers can also provide a CDN and a locally hosted option.
OnApp has one of the largest number of PoPs with 170+ spread across the globe. With OnApp Private CDN, you get all the benefits of local hosting with control over:
- How is bandwidth shared?
- Location of Edge Servers
- How pricing is calculated for different bands of customers and partners.
- How traffic moves through your infrastructure
And, because OnApp is a fully supported turnkey CDN software stack, customers don’t have to deal with the usual deployment headaches.
For organizations without the willingness or technical expertise to leverage in-house infrastructure, OnApp is also a virtual CDN service provider, allowing you to create customized services for different markets by leveraging the required capabilities from OnApp Federation. – OnApp is an integrated feature cloud platform that provides access to an on-demand global network of CDN infrastructure.
2. Rapid deployments
Independent IT research firm, Neovise, notes in its Cloud Management Platform Report that because of OnApp’s hosting mindset, their platform is built from the ground up to meet the needs of hosting providers. Thus, the tool is turnkey – it is quick and easy to deploy and highly scalable. Service providers don’t need to develop any code, and the platform is low-maintenance.
While cloud deployments using comparable solutions can take weeks, if not months, OnApp private clouds are typically installed in less than a day. But how are these rapid deployments achieved?
Well, for starters, OnApp uses a PXEboot mechanism that automates the entire process of server discovery and compute node/hypervisor installation. If the time comes when a business needs to expand, the process of adding more devices or nodes is also greatly simplified.
Provisioning is very straightforward, as users can self-serve IT resources from the platform. For example, bare metal servers, fixed cloud instances, applications and containers can all be quickly setup within the tool.
Ultimately, OnApp’s lightning deployments mean lightning time to market to your customers. In a market full of fierce competition, getting products out there first (and then being able to easily iteratively improve them) is a powerful advantage.
3. Low cost
This ease of deployment also makes OnApp an affordable cloud management platform. As mentioned, time-to-cloud is often less than a day – in stark contrast to the weeks/months of other offerings. Professional support services are optional with OnApp, and, as a low-maintenance solution, support time is typically minimal – which is reflected in the price. Unlike other offerings, companies using OnApp don’t need to hire a legion of experts to build and manage a highly involved “cloud project.”
What’s more, with private and hybrid clouds, organizations that can use existing infrastructure and run workloads in-house won’t have to bear the full extent of public cloud costs. The same applies to OnApp’s CDN setup, which allows you to become your own CDN provider. Instead of being a passenger to managed or licensed CDNs from legacy vendors, OnApp enables you to build your own from existing hardware. A few solutions will let you do that.
4. Ease of use
Functionality is a feature that all users want. Management systems are rarely a walk in the park, but OnApp simplifies IT procurement and management, and allows you to easily drive workloads to locations that meet your cost, performance and compliance needs. meet the requirements.
With OnApp, you can manage all your IT through a single pane of glass: orchestration, management, scaling, backup, DR, RBAC, governance, metering, chargeback and provisioning – VMs, containers, apps and bare metal. For – on multiple sites. , in a UI. In short, OnApp provides a platform that is easy to use and learn as well as the functionality to manage multiple data centers and clouds in one place. This is not a universal feature between different platforms and is another reason why OnApp stands out from its competitors
In 2013, Carl Brooks, an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and cloud market research analyst at 451 Research, said:
“OnApp [are] everywhere… they’ve been wildly successful but nobody really knows about them”
To date, they have been growing quietly but rapidly, emerging as one of the great cloud management success stories.
At Fusionhost , we have grown with them and are now proud to be known as the world’s largest OnApp provider. With a total of 17 locations strategically placed around the world, 8000+ registered users and 5000+ virtual machines, we’re ready to get you started – join the production-ready cloud today.
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