LeaseWeb Offers CloudStack-based Flat-Fee Private Cloud Service
While OpenStack tends to draw more buzz among open cloud computing platforms, the Apache Software Foundation has been steadily driving the CloudStack cloud platform forward. There are services taking shape around CloudStack, as evidenced by LeaseWeb's announcement of LeaseWeb Private Cloud.
Based on Apache CloudStack, LeaseWeb Private Cloud is billed as "a plug-and-play private cloud solution where users can create and manage multiple instances alongside their own cloud resources, such as dedicated cores, RAM storage, virtual networks, firewalls, and load balancers."
LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting providers and LeaseWeb Private Cloud is connected to a worldwide network that is purported to have a total capacity of more than 4.0 Tbps. With its new offering, LeaseWeb is focusing on the U.S. market.
“After a comprehensive evaluation and many positive reactions from early customers, we decided to expand our private cloud solution to the U.S. market,” said Robert van der Meulen, Cloud Manager at LeaseWeb. “The combination of our relationship with the Apache CloudStack open source community and the engineering skills of our own cloud specialists have enabled us to offer a private cloud solution that is packed with a huge amount of innovative features. We are particularly pleased about its pricing, with dedicated private cloud resources being offered against public cloud prices.”
LeaseWeb Private Cloud is housed in a Tier 3 data center located in the Washington D.C. area, and LeaseWeb says that clients using its platform won't run into the overbooking problems that exist elsewhere.
LeaseWeb plans to roll-out its flat fee private cloud technology to other locations worldwide throughout 2014, with the goal of full global coverage by the end of this year. You can find more details, and other offerings such as bare metal servers from LeaseWeb, here. Pricing can be obtained here.