OnApp v5.1 Introduces Simple, Intuitive Container Hosting for Cloud Service Providers and Enterprises

LONDON, October 11, 2016

OnApp has released v5.1 of OnApp Cloud, the leading cloud management solution for telcos, hosting companies and other service providers. As well as a range of improvements to OnApp’s core cloud management capabilities, OnApp v5.1 introduces a new beta feature – Container Servers – which pave the way for a modern approach to containerized hosting, using technologies such as Docker, in public and private clouds.

Container Servers share the same intuitive provisioning, management, failover and metering of standard OnApp virtual servers, but are based on a CoreOS template that provides the framework for cloud providers to deploy Docker and Kubernetes using OnApp’s market-leading control panel. The beta of Container Servers includes full container customization via CoreOS’s Cloud-Config tool.

Ditlev Bredahl, CEO of OnApp, said: “We’re introducing containers, OnApp style, to meet the demand of DevOps users for Docker – but deployed, metered and managed like everything else in the OnApp platform, in an easy and intuitive way. Most cloud providers are still looking for a good container use case: we’re aiming to make Docker deployment as simple and powerful as other cloud products you can provision with OnApp, and with this first step we’re looking forward to seeing how the global OnApp community puts it to use.”

Container Servers are a beta feature in OnApp v5.1. Other features include:

Usage trend reporting: invaluable for identifying customers putting heavy demands on storage, RAM or other critical resources.

vCloud Director enhancements: OnApp v5.1 adds new virtual server/vApp configuration options; the ability to hot configure CPU and RAM within the OnApp UI; the ability to edit network pools within resource pools; and new edge gateway configuration options within vCD orchestration models.

“Email-as-a-Service” for Application Servers: the OnApp cloud platform can automatically provision hundreds of applications along with a virtual server, which simplifies SaaS, PaaS and DBaaS. With OnApp v5.1, users can also create, manage and delete accounts for email applications through the OnApp control panel.

OnApp v5.1 is available now as a free upgrade to existing OnApp clients, and via a range of starter, professional and enterprise packages for new customers.