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New SaaS Cloud Platform at Cloud.net.

OnApp brings cloud hosting into the SaaS age, with Cloud.net

OnApp has launched a new way for hosting providers and Managed Service Providers to sell cloud hosting: Cloud.net, a unique SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) cloud platform.

Cloud.net removes the entry barriers to cloud hosting by providing cloud management software and cloud infrastructure as a simple monthly service. It removes the cost and complexity of launching a cloud hosting service, and reduces ‘time-to-cloud’ from days or weeks to about 30 minutes. With Cloud.net, any hosting provider or MSP can sell cloud without having to install software, or invest in cloud infrastructure and the skills to manage it.

“Shopify did it to e-commerce. Salesforce did it to CRM. Most software today is delivered as a service, but cloud platforms still do things the old way. We’re changing that with Cloud.net,” said OnApp CEO, Ditlev Bredahl. “Why is that important? It’s faster and easier. It lets hosts and MSP focus on how they sell cloud, not on deploying and maintaining cloud - and it means infrastructure CAPEX isn’t necessary, so cloud is democratized - your access to hardware or the capital to buy it is no longer a barrier. Cloud.net gives you instant access to the world’s leading service provider cloud platform, but even more accessible and affordable.”

For a simple monthly membership fee, Cloud.net customers get a free OnApp cloud control panel, a streamlined version of the OnApp KVM cloud stack, and free 24x7 live chat support. Membership fee starts at $50/month, and that acts as a monthly wallet for compute resources. You can use it to host virtual servers on your own hardware, or to host virtual servers using OnApp’s compute marketplace – the truly “server-less” option.

With Cloud.net, OnApp has expanded the range of compute marketplace options to make it easy for companies to provide VPS (Virtual Private Server) cloud hosting. A new “Essential” marketplace tier allows Cloud.net customers to host virtual servers on blocks of compute resource. The new tier is available alongside the existing Dev and Pro tiers, which offer different combinations of performance, price and OnApp functionality, and configurable CPU, RAM and storage options.

To simplify cloud set-up using your own hardware, OnApp has also added a number of new wizards to the OnApp KVM cloud stack, to automate the configuration of bare metal servers as compute nodes and backup servers in Cloud.net. There are also new wizards to accelerate billing and user configuration.

The new Essentials marketplace tier is available now to all OnApp and Cloud.net customers. The new wizards are available now in Cloud.net and will be available to all OnApp customers in the next release of the OnApp cloud platform, coming early Summer 2020.

Source: OnApp media announcement

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