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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 14:46

New capabilities extend Internap’s OpenStack public cloud

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Internap delivers new OpenStack bare-metal instances, and adds interoperability certification and Kilo’s federated identity.

The announcements are coming thick and fast from the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, and the latest is from cloud and infrastructure provider Internap, which now includes further hybridisation options on its OpenStack offering.

Internap is extending its automated bare metal service to the OpenStack platform - according to Forrester Internap is one of the few notable providers of bare-metal cloud infrastructure – to include a new on-demand bare-metal IaaS option for OpenStack that’s optimised for high-performance workloads and can be hybridized with Internap’s OpenStack-based public cloud. 

Additionally, Internap is one of the first suppliers to take advantage of OpenStack Kilo and its identity federation capabilities – as we reported yesterday - enabling customers to move workloads seamlessly across hybrid clouds within the broader OpenStack ecosystem. 

Internap is now offering its bare-metal AgileSERVERs on OpenStack, and in the initial release, users will be able to quickly provision and manage bare-metal instances, choosing from a range of server options that can be hybridized with Internap’s AgileCLOUD public cloud instances through the OpenStack Horizon management dashboard.

The release features additional networking capabilities like IPMI, NIC bonding and up to 10 VLANs per environment, allowing users to more efficiently deploy and support complex server and OS clustering use cases without needing to use more expensive hardware solutions.

Internap’s OpenStack-based AgileSERVERs are being delivered from Montreal, and are available immediately to new and existing users who register for the beta program.

Internap also completed the OpenStack Foundation’s new set of interoperability tests for products branded as “OpenStack-powered.” AgileCLOUD met or exceeded the standards outlined by the OpenStack DefCore committee to ensure interoperability among OpenStack clouds. 

“We’re committed to enabling easy adoption of OpenStack for public and private clouds. With Internap’s new bare-metal servers on OpenStack, customers running data-intensive applications and workloads benefit from increased choice in deploying applications on virtual or dedicated server instances to meet their performance needs,” said Satish Hemachandran, senior vice president and general manager, cloud and hosting, at Internap. “Our OpenStack interoperability certification and the identity federation development will deliver on our vision of a seamless customer experience based on open standards.”


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