Cloud Marketplace User Guide
We make the Sourcing, Procurement, and Provisioning of Infrastructure as a SERVICE EASY
With our e-commerce experience for cloud infrastructure we can help you not only search for a cloud service provider, but also drill down to benchmark and compare cloud service providers offerings based on price, performance, and a variety of other metrics that might be important for your specific application.
- Step 1 - What Are Your Requirements?
- Step 2 - Login/Request API Access
- Step 3 - Window Shop Or Search
- Step 4 - Add Resources
- Step 5 - Configure Services
- Step 6 - Launch Services
- Step 7 - Get To Work
- Step 8 - Repeat
What are your requirements?
Whether you’re looking to launch a new WordPress blog, upgrade your hosting on a booming e-commerce business, or test and develop your web apps – don’t make the decision to go cloud an open and shut case.
We suggest making a checklist of requirements for your workload, before starting your search. Feel free to chat with a member of our team to discuss any unique demands you have or if you believe aggressive terms and pricing should be made available for you.
Login/Request API Access
The infrastructure you find on the marketplace has been made available through a cloud service brokerage platform that enables one-to-many access from both the online portal, as well as our API.
Window Shop or Search
Once logged in to our online portal you are given access to our entire inventory of IaaS. You can search or filter to find a specific software or service, such as a base operating system, a noSQL DB like Mongo DB, open source CMS like WordPress, or Drupal – or a specific city, country, or cloud provider.
Because our cloud service brokerage abstracts the business relationship and API connectivity to more than a baker’s dozen different cloud service providers, you’re only minutes away from launching any type of service you find on the marketplace, regardless of the provider, platform, or country.
Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, simply click “Add to Workspace” then head towards your Workspace and click “Configure” in order to adjust your service and launch.
Pro-tip: Add multiple resources from different provider to benchmark an app’s performance on different infrastructure!
Your Workspace area is like your garage for tooling around on your IaaS. Change your Virtual Machine names within a workload, edit security group, and quantity. Upon activation, you can grab your SSH keys, password, and IP address in order to connect to your IaaS and begin working.
Now you’re ready to activate a cloud service.
Check out our real-time data, being collected as you wait! We want you to know just how fast, and well IaaS is performing so we scoop out the data and present it back to you. This here resource should be provisioned in Singapore in about 5 minutes. Tea-time?
Get to work
Now that your service has been provisioned, you’re able to access check your IP address, Download Password, and/or Key Pair to SSH in, and get to work!
Protip: Find, download, delete your Workloads, Keypairs, Security Groups, and Images in your Management tab.
Whether you want to benchmark the same service from another provider, launch a related service with dependencies – it’s easy to move from marketplace to dashboard, where you can see all of your active, concurrent, or completed workloads.
Pro-tip: If you know the software image you’re looking for, you can also build a workload in Image + Instance mode, selecting an image and then finding the right size and price VM to run it. After all this writing, I think I’m ready for a quick session of Minecraft on the cloud!