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OnApp Platform Now Supports Bare Metal Cloud

OnApp Cloud Providers Can Now Offer Dedicated, Bare-Metal Servers On-Demand

OnApp has announced General Availability of the latest version of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform for hosts, telcos and MSPs. OnApp have said that this version will give service providers a combined way to automate, manage and provision the right kind of infrastructure for each customers workload. Of great value is the ability for providers like CloudProvider.nl, GMOCloud, or CACloud to slice up and offer bare metal cloud, for customers who are sensitive to application performance and do not want the hassle of a sometimes oversubscribed cloud.

The new version also introduces Blueprints and Recipes which allows service providers to automate the deployment and customization of servers, applications and complete application stacks.

Red Hat Growth Spurs Lower Prices Expands their Public PaaS

Red Hat’s cutting prices, and bringing OpenShift Online to 14 new regions around the world.

Red Hat is expanding OpenShift Online’s global availability, and introducing new pricing and memory options. Red Hat is expanding it’s silver tier availability to 14 new Eurozone countries, including Greece, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Cyprus and Malta. They are also lowering their OpenShift Online hourly pricing by 50 percent and providing additional functionality to host larger applications with 2GB “ Gear” options.

Red Hat also continues to drive new features and functionality in OpenShift online every month. Red Hat recently added support for group membership and user management to enhance and allow for multi-developer collaboration. Will this help win enterprise support for public PaaS?

IDC Estimates Public PaaS to Hit $14B in Revenue by 2017

Public Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market is expected to grow to over $14 billion in 2017 according to IDC analysts.

A new study released by the International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that the worldwide PaaS market is expected to grow to over $14B by 2017.
The CAGR for the worldwide public PaaS 2013–2017 forecast is at almost 30 percent. The study based this growth off market drivers which was primarily the health care reform in the US but other factors such as fiscal reform in governments and a worldwide financial services reform will help accelerate the adoption of PaaS according to the IDC. Story via Biztech2.com

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