Tip Tuesday: More infrastructure, more choice

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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                                                              More choice with Abiquo v2.6                                                                   

Abiquo v2.6 supports:

Public Cloud
AWS EC2 with VPC

Hypervisors (Compute)
VMWare vSphere 5.0, 5.1, 5.5
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012
Citrix XenServer 6.2.0
KVM CentOS/RHEL 6.4
Oracle VM Server for x86 V3.2.1

Storage
ANY hypervisor datastore
ANY NFS storage for self service storage (external volumes and persistent VM’s)
generic iSCSi supports ANY iSCSi storage
integrated iSCSi (for more storage self service) supports
NetApp ONTAP 7, ONTAP 8.1.3, ONTAP 8.2
Nexenta NexentStor 3.0.4, 3.1.3
LVM CentOS/RHEL 5 or 6

Download Abiquo v2.6 and see how much choice you have with Abiquo.

A key characteristic of a cloud solution is self-service – allowing the cloud consumer to provision their computing capabilities without the intervention of an administrator. Many IT administrators will shudder at the thought of providing the user with a full self service experience.

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Abiquo helps here by providing self service to the cloud consumers, whilst allowing the cloud administrator, or infrastructure owner to remain in complete control. Abiquo’s controlled self service is delivered through several different features:

1. The Cloud administrator controls which logical pools of private resource (Abiquo data centers), or public cloud regions any tenant (Abiquo enterprise) can use

2. The cloud administrator sets resource limits to control how much resource a tenant can use in any one datacenter. Read how to do this here.

3. The cloud administrator defines allocation rules, so that when a consumer deploys through self service the administrator has control over where the workload is provisioned and how the infrastructure is utilised.

4. Finally how the consumers self service capabilities are controlled by over 56 separate privileges (that can be grouped into roles), that define what information can be viewed in the Abiquo UI, and what tasks the user can perform. By configuring roles the  cloud administrator can delegate as much (or as little) self-service as required.

Watch to learn more about self-service and other Abiquo features. Contact us for more information or visit the Abiquo Wiki