OnApp has launched new cloud management apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The new apps provide a wide range of cloud management capabilities for cloud hosts powered by OnApp, and for their customers. iPad and Android are supported for the first time, as well as the ability for cloud providers to rebrand the app on iPhone/iPad. This enables hosts to give their customers a bespoke cloud management app without the time and expense of developing their own.
The apps are free to download. They enable anyone using clouds built with OnApp Cloud software to manage and monitor cloud services on the move. The new app for iPhone/iPad includes the ability to create virtual machines; track disk, RAM, CPU and bandwidth usage; change virtual machine RAM and CPU resources; and view logs and other details. Hosts can also customize the app with their own logo, look and feel and language. The version for Android is the first release for the platform, and provides a range of cloud monitoring capabilities.
“A smartphone app is an important differentiator for cloud providers,” said Roger Nolan, CTO of OnApp. “It’s a way for a cloud host to add value to its service, and of course it means end users and system administrators have instant access to their cloud, wherever they are. Fixing a problem, adding more CPU and RAM to cope with a spike in traffic, or spinning up a new VM can be done anywhere.”
“We have added a lot of great new functionality for iPad and iPhone users, but it’s the ability to rebrand the app that is most important for cloud providers,” he continued. “If you build your cloud hosting service with OnApp, you get instant access to a fully-featured smartphone app, free of charge, and with minimal effort you can create a version with your own branding, ready to submit to the App Store.”
Dediserve is an incredibly successful cloud hosting provider based in Ireland. The company is a long-standing user of OnApp Cloud software, offering Virtual Datacentre (private cloud) and flexible Cloud Machine services powered by OnApp. Dediserve has just released its own branded version of the app for iPhone/iPad.
Dediserve’s Managing Director, Aidan McCarron, said: “Using OnApp Cloud software we grew our cloud business from scratch to €1 million+ revenue in the first year. The OnApp cloud app is another great way for us to continue that growth. We could create a unique branded app specifically for Dediserve customers, free of charge and without having to develop our own. That’s an incredible value-add for us, and really attractive to our customers. It’s another reason why OnApp is the best bet for any host that’s serious about the cloud.”
OnApp Cloud for iPhone/iPad – key features
• • Create and build virtual machines
• • Edit, reboot and power on/off virtual machines
• • Schedule backups for virtual machine disks
• • Monitor virtual machine CPU and bandwidth usage
• • Monitor overall cloud resource usage
• • View transaction logs
The app is free and available now at http://itunes.apple.com/app/id405042545#
Rebranding & customization: hosting providers can now brand the app with their own unique look and feel, including:
• • The app icon and logos on loading and login screens
• • Colours and images on various elements of the app interface (toolbars, navigation items, background colours etc)
• • Language
OnApp provides a Rebranding Package that gives hosts access to the configuration files used to change the app’s look and feel. This is being rolled out to select customers immediately, and will be freely available to customers with a paid OnApp license.
OnApp Cloud for Android – key features
The new app for Android devices is the first release of OnApp Cloud for the platform. It provides basic cloud monitoring functions, including the ability to view cloud resource usage and monitor CPU and bandwidth used by individual virtual machines. These features will be enhanced in future releases to provide equivalent functionality for iPhone, iPad and Android users.
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