Technical Tips

Using vCenter metrics to drive the cloud with Abiquo 4.4

Written by Marc Cirauqui, Support Engineer @ Abiquo Abiquo enables you to use metrics from virtual machines, applications and physical host machines to drive Action Plans, which can be used to auto scale VMs in the same or another cloud (“Cloud bursting”), and to...

How to do cloud bursting with Abiquo 4.4

Introduction to Cloud Bursting and Action plans in Abiquo According to Gartner, “Cloud bursting is the use of an alternative set of public or private cloud-based services as a way to augment and handle peaks in IT system requirements at startup or during runtime....

Deploying applications with Terraform

Written by Antxon González, Support Engineer @ Abiquo Introduction Imagine that you need to develop a cloud-based application, and you will use Abiquo for its development, testing and production. During the development and testing stages, you will have to configure,...

Deploying kubernetes in Abiquo using Rancher

You probably read something about kubernetes on a daily basis, but still, I will show you a way to easily deploy kubernetes clusters in Abiquo using the recently launched Rancher 2.0.

Using Terraform with Abiquo

Written by Antxon González, Support Engineer @ Abiquo What is Terraform? Terraform is an Infrastructure as Code software that allows you to manage and provision resources in different providers through a declarative language to describe the desired results. Terraform...

How you can manage templates in Abiquo using Packer

One of the questions we most frequently get from customers is regarding the management of the templates catalogue. In Abiquo, every enterprise has its own appliance library where templates are stored and can be added to the library in many different ways.Templates...

MSPs – three key issues for your new cloud service

Three considerations when adopting a successful cloud solution   It’s all too easy for a business to jump on the cloud ‘bandwagon’, run ahead and start building a solution because it feels like the right thing to do, or because it’s what competitors have done and...

MSPs – how to get closer to your customers

As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) you’ve probably just accepted that your customers will use services from the large public clouds alongside your own. But is there a way for you to actually get closer to your customers whilst they diversify their infrastructure? How can you encourage them to consume as much of your resources as possible, while still providing the freedom they demand?

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

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.