OnApp: The most popular cloud platform you've probably never heard of

By Brandon Butler, Network World |  Cloud Computing

One of the most unique aspects of OnApp's platform is its integrated CDN. OnApp allows service providers access to a CDN with 150 points of presence around the globe. This allows service providers who are offering an IaaS to also offer a CDN and locally-hosted presence option. As a comparison, Amazon Web Service's CDN has 39 points of presence, OnApp says. In Version 3.0, OnApp has expanded the capabilities of its CDN to support video streaming, too. OnApp customers contribute excess capacity in their data centers to OnApp's CDN network and in return have access to the company's global CDN marketplace.

In addition to the new SAN and expanded CDN capabilities, OnApp 3.0 can now also be used to manage VMware-virtualized machines, in addition to just managing Xen and Kernel Virtual Machine hypervisors. It also includes a rapid onboarding process named CloudBoot. Metreweli says OnApp can be used to configure an IaaS cloud in minutes through the software's new graphical user interface.

Network World staff writer Brandon Butler covers cloud computing and social collaboration. He can be reached at BButler@nww.com and found on Twitter at @BButlerNWW.

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