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pCC: IaaS and PaaS
02-02-2011, 02:24 PM

The privateCloud is close to its official release. We still have a little work to do but the basics are there.

For now, we're offering the pCC as the IaaS i.e. you have the hosts on one side, across from NAS, you assemble it and then you start the virtual machines with the distribution of your choice. IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service. For example, some clients want to use the pCC to overflow their local infrastructure using the VMware vCloud.

In talking with other beta testers, we realised that this IaaS approach does not match all needs. These clients have needs here in privateCloud in PaaS (Platform As A Service) i.e. they do not want the assembled infrastructure, but they want a turnkey platform with a very simple interface manager, with which they can create virtual machines in 3 clicks with the distribution of their choice . How does it work? Which host? What NAS? This is not the issue. And so instead of charging for highly technical hosts, NAS, and licenses, they want a bill depending on how many virtual machines and depending on actual functioning of all these virtual machines running on their privateCloud. And have the unlimited resources ...

We started working to meet those needs and now we need to discuss with clients who might be interested by the pCC in PaaS in order to refine the thoughts around this service.

We imagine that the customer can create virtual machines in seconds with their own IP address and private network. Each virtual machine has maximum power, for example, 8 cores, 64 GB of RAM and 1TB of hard disk costs €50 / month. They can create as many machines as they want and are charged the actual use of the entire virtual machine that have their pCC in PaaS: CPU, RAM, disk and network. To avoid surprises at the end of the month, the customer can define the maximum power of each virtual machine and the maximum power of all virtual machines.

What do you think?

All the best,