Tip Tuesday

How SMBs can migrate to the cloud – securely

November 26th, 2014 / Ian Finlay

According to a recent Computing survey , 64% of SMBs cited data security as the biggest concern when using and migrating to cloud technologies. This is hardly surprising given the lack of visibility that the cloud presents and that many SMBs have a skills deficit when it comes to the cloud. However, with the promise of reduced costs, increased efficiency and greater agility, businesses need to find a way to alleviate their concerns and take the leap of faith into a cloud architecture.

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Wizards, tutorials and analytics – do more with your cloud

November 20th, 2014 / Xavi Fernandez

Cloud isn’t just about technology Offering a cloud service is not only about deploying VM instances, managing templates or delivering DevOps agility to your organisation. When you decide to productise and customise your cloud service, you need to think about other collateral actions that will directly contribute to the success of your cloud project. Features such […]

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Abiquo helps Admins use safe templates with Service Catalogues for Public Cloud

July 23rd, 2014 / Ian Finlay

Public cloud services often come with a huge library of templates for virtual machines, but using these can be risky. With the Abiquo 3.0 Appliance Library, cloud administrators can take control over the virtual machine templates available to their users, ensuring that they only deploy templates that have been tested and approved.

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Tip Tuesday: how to manage your public clouds

March 4th, 2014 / Ian Finlay

Abiquo anyCloud allows public cloud users to integrate and manage public cloud services Amazon EC2 and Rackspace from a single console.

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Tip Tuesday: How to use Abiquo Events to increase revenue

February 4th, 2014 / Ian Finlay

In our latest release, Abiquo has introduced an Outbound Event Stream API. This lets you use events that are recorded in your Abiquo powered cloud platform for various purposes. While it’s easy to see how these events can be used for monitoring and alerts, they can also be used to increase revenue from your platform. […]

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Tip Tuesday: Delivering business visibility with Abiquo Reports

January 28th, 2014 / Ian Finlay

Abiquo’s award-winning user interface provides a simple, intuitive interface for both end users and systems administrators to manage virtualized cloud environments. However when you need to deliver business information to the people who need it, Abiquo Reports can be an ideal platform. The recent release of Abiquo Reports contains a number of new reports that […]

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Tip Tuesday: Accounting and billing customizations for all!

January 14th, 2014 / Ian Finlay

Abiquo supports two basic charging models for cloud resources:
Allocation – where customers are allocated a pool of cloud resources (vCPU,vRAM,storage etc.) and are charged for those resources regardless of whether they are consumed or not.
Consumption – where customers are charged for the resources they have actually consumed, typically on an hourly basis.
Read more about how your business can effectively utilise Abiquo’s billing and accounting services.

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Tip Tuesday: Say hello to Abiquo IPV6!

December 17th, 2013 / Ian Finlay

Abiquo has rolled out support for IPv6 and it is possible to easily create Abiquo private, public, external and unmanaged IPv6 networks using only the Abiquo API. Once created, the networks will appear to end users in the Abiquo user interface. Abiquo have made using IPV6 simple for customers, who will be able to use the networks exactly as the IPv4 networks are used. i.e. addresses will appear and be selected through the user interface.

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Tip Tuesday: Using SDN on Abiquo Clouds

December 10th, 2013 / Ian Finlay

Abiquo offers software defined networking with CohesiveFT’s VNS3, a hybrid overlay networking appliance built for Abiquo integrated cloud deployments. VNS3 acts as 6 devices in one: router, switch, firewall, VPN concentrator, protocol redistributor and scriptable SDN.

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Tip Tuesday: More infrastructure, more choice

December 3rd, 2013 / Ian Finlay

Abiquo’s technology agnostic approach means more choice and flexibility and with the latest edition of the Abiquo software; Abiquo v2.6 we now support more compute and storage than ever before. Allowing cloud providers to get maximum value from their existing investments, or tailor services for their customers.

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