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The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack – the Abiquo view

Starting in April 2014, Randy Bias wrote an interesting series of blog posts entitled “The 6 Requirements of Enterprise-grade OpenStack” in which he made some interesting points about what Enterprises need from a cloud management platform. But if you need to deliver an Enterprise hybrid cloud solution today, maybe there’s another way!

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Abiquo dynamic inventory plugin for Ansible

You might have heard about Ansible recently, but if you haven't, we recommend that you have a look at the Ansible official website. To summarize using Ansible's own description: “Ansible is a radically simple IT orchestration engine that automates configuration...

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Abiquo and DigitalOcean team up to deliver true enterprise-grade hybrid cloud features through Apache jclouds community

Abiquo, creators of hybrid cloud orchestration platform Abiquo anyCloud, are proud to announce support for the new generation of cloud services through integration with DigitalOcean. This adds to the enterprise-grade management and control over public cloud environments from Google Compute Engine, HP Cloud, Amazon EC2 and Rackspace with one consistent interface.

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Tip Tuesday: how to manage your public clouds

Abiquo anyCloud allows public cloud users to integrate and manage public cloud services Amazon EC2 and Rackspace from a single console. Rackspace is the first OpenStack implementation and further public cloud integration is planned, with support for all major public...

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Playing around with libvirt and Open VirtualSwitch

Some time ago, we had a couple of inquiries about support for running KVM hypervisors with Open vSwitch (OVS). Older versions of OVS included the brcompat module, which made OVS work with regular Linux bridges instead of its own virtual switches. This meant Abiquo...

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Developing tools with the Abiquo API: noVNC token generator

Most of the examples we have provided of how to interact with the Abiquo API are written in Python, so now it's time to put some rubies in our blog. We will show you how to use Ruby to interact with Abiquo APIs. First we will consume events by connecting to the...

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Tip Tuesday: Accounting and billing customizations for all!

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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A year in review with Microscope

Download the December issue of Microscope for a full round up of activity in the channel industry during 2013 and a forward look to 2014 with a summary of predictions for the year ahead.

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End of year round up with Abiquo and SixSq

Read a full review and round up of the key trends in cloud and IT during 2013, from global agile cloud automation provider, SixSq and leading cloud management platform provider Abiquo.
View their predictions for the future, looking particularly at the development of a European cloud and the changes facing the channel.

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Abiquo and CohesiveFT Offer Software Defined Networking to Expand Cloud Platform’s Flexibility and Security

Abiquo,has announced the addition of CohesiveFT’s VNS3 Software Defined Networking (SDN) product to its cloud solution portfolio. With the deployment of VNS3, service provider customers using Abiquo’s award-winning platform will be able to offer their cloud tenants a new way to easily create secure networks between their private, hosted virtual data centers, and public cloud infrastructures.

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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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Tip Tuesday: Getting clever with metering

The Abiquo user interface makes it easy for Abiquo users to meter and charge for; compute, storage and network resources of various types. Learn how to do more with metering and charging with Abiquo.

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Tip Tuesday: Don’t be scared of self-service!

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. 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.

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Building Hybrid Applications with Abiquo

Whilst the debate on public, private, or hybrid cloud continues, it is clear that we should actually be thinking about the application itself, rather than defining the platform that it runs on. There are very clear application use cases for backends sat on a private...

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Abiquo Workflow Acceptance Tool explained!

When developing Abiquo v2.6, simplicity and functionality was the focus and the workflow acceptance tool has achieved just that. The new workflow feature will allow you to create your own tools to interact with Abiquo processes at the very same moment they are being...

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Don’t fear Amazon, integrate with them

Over the last decade the internet has evolved from being a collection of individual static content driven websites to an integrated eco-system of services and solutions.  In 10 years many businesses have evolved from simply having a website, to completely operating...

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