Abiquo anyCloud - unite your cloud accounts

Abiquo anyCloud

What is anyCloud?

Abiquo anyCloud is an online service to manage your public cloud accounts, giving you consistency, security and control. It uses the power of Abiquo's successful Cloud Orchestration product, used by many leading service providers to offer award winning true hybrid cloud services using on-premise hypervisors such as VMware ESX, Hyper-V, KVM and Oracle. Today, we're offering a free-for-now version of Abiquo anyCloud, harnessing the same control and ease of use as our on-premise product, but now for your public clouds. All we ask is that you give us some feedback, and the occasional tweet! We're adding new capabilities every week; read on to find out more.

Manage Public Clouds

  • Easily add your cloud account details through a simple web interface (these are stored in our Cloud Orchestration control panel's database)
  • Clouds supported today are Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Open Cloud, Google Compute Engine, HP Public Cloud and DigitalOcean
  • Search image libraries for templates to deploy
  • Deploy virtual machines through the Abiquo anyCloud console into your public cloud account
  • Take clones/snapshots of virtual machines, edit and redeploy them
  • Select from auto-allocated IP addresses, or pre-allocated Elastic IP addresses
  • Manage virtual machines - stop, start and undeploy (terminate)
  • Deal with cloud sprawl in a single click, by importing existing Amazon AWS Instances into the Abiquo anyCloud console
  • Use Chef configuration management to customise the software on a machine, even on Rackspace! - try it with free Enterprise Chef
Specific features depend on the public cloud you're using

Share cloud accounts

  • Invite your colleagues to sign up for an anyCloud user account, sharing your cloud resources
  • Share Chef recipes across your team for consistent builds
  • Use your own list of favourite VM templates
  • Switch on workflow control, so you get to approve changes to VMs with a simple email
  • Track activity across all your users and accounts

Coming soon...

But we're just getting started. When you sign up, you'll be updated regularly. This is what we have in the pipeline:
  • Support for more cloud providers, such as CloudStack-based services
  • A suite of reports, giving you the control and visibility ┬áinto your cloud usage and account activity
  • The ability to integrate to your external systems through our Event Streaming API
  • Help and how-to articles and videos

Cloud Provider Feature Support

Use the tabs below to find details of the Cloud Provider features supported by anyCloud

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Amazon Web Services Support in anyCloud

Each public cloud provider has a different set of capabilities. Details of anyCloud support for Amazon Web Services features is in the table below. If you’d like to know more, send us a message.

Amazon Feature Support Comments
Configure and remove VMs When you deploy, you’ll select the hardware profile
Reconfigure VMs
Power on VM
Power off VM
Reset VM
Pause and resume VM
Take a VM snapshot The VM must be powered off in Abiquo, although the actual VM is not powered off
Onboard VMs into anyCloud
Remote access Using your Amazon SSH key
Create and delete networks
Create and delete VPCs
Create and manage firewall policies
Use Chef Enterprise Chef or your own server
Use Chef attributes
Load balancing Released in June 2014
Block storage We’re working on it!

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Rackspace Open Cloud Support in anyCloud

Each public cloud provider has a different set of capabilities. Details of anyCloud support for Rackspace features is in the table below. If you’d like to know more, send us a message.

Rackspace Open Cloud Feature Support Comments
Configure and remove VMs
Reconfigure VMs Not supported by Rackspace
Power on VM
Power off VM Only supported if Admin Extensions are installed in the VM
Reset VM
Pause and resume VM
Take a VM snapshot The VM must be powered off in Abiquo, although the actual VM is not powered off
Onboard VMs into anyCloud Not supported by the provider
Remote access Using your Provider SSH key
Create and delete networks Not supported by Rackspace
Create and delete VPCs Not supported by Rackspace
Create and manage firewall policies No Rackspace support for security groups
Use Chef Enterprise Chef or your own server
Use Chef attributes
Load balancing Released in June 2014
Block storage We’re working on it!

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HP Cloud Support in anyCloud

Each public cloud provider has a different set of capabilities. Details of anyCloud support for HP Public Cloud features is in the table below. If you’d like to know more, send us a message.

HP Public Cloud Feature Support Comments
Configure and remove VMs
Reconfigure VMs Not supported by HP Cloud
Power on VM
Power off VM Only supported if Admin Extensions are installed in the VM
Reset VM
Pause and resume VM
Take a VM snapshot The VM must be powered off in Abiquo, although the actual VM is not powered off
Onboard VMs into anyCloud Not supported by the provider
Remote access Using your Provider SSH key
Create and delete networks Not supported by HP Cloud
Create and delete VPCs Not supported by HP Cloud
Create and manage firewall policies
Use Chef Enterprise Chef or your own server
Use Chef attributes
Load balancing We’re working on it!
Block storage We’re working on it!

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Google Compute Engine Support in anyCloud

Each public cloud provider has a different set of capabilities. Details of anyCloud support for Google Compute Engine features is in the table below. If you’d like to know more, send us a message.

Google Compute Engine Feature Support Comments
Configure and remove VMs
Reconfigure VMs Not supported by Google Compute Engine
Power on VM
Power off VM Only supported if Admin Extensions are installed in the VM
Reset VM
Pause and resume VM
Take a VM snapshot The VM must be powered off in Abiquo, although the actual VM is not powered off
Onboard VMs into anyCloud Not supported by the provider
Remote access Using your Provider SSH key
Create and delete networks Not supported by Google Compute Engine
Create and delete VPCs Not supported by Google Compute Engine
Create and manage firewall policies
Use Chef Enterprise Chef or your own server
Use Chef attributes
Load balancing We’re working on it!
Block storage We’re working on it!

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DigitalOcean support in anyCloud

Each public cloud provider has a different set of capabilities. Details of anyCloud support for DigitalOcean features is in the table below. If you’d like to know more, send us a message.

DigitalOcean Feature Support Comments
Configure and remove VMs
Reconfigure VMs Not supported by DigitalOcean
Power on VM
Power off VM
Reset VM
Pause and resume VM
Take a VM snapshot The VM must be powered off in Abiquo, although the actual VM is not powered off
Onboard VMs into anyCloud Not supported by DigitalOcean
Remote access Using your Provider SSH key
Create and delete networks Not supported by DigitalOcean
Create and delete VPCs Not supported by DigitalOcean
Create and manage firewall policies Not supported by DigitalOcean
Use Chef Enterprise Chef or your own server
Use Chef attributes
Load balancing We’re working on it!
Block storage We’re working on it!