Nimbula Announces General Availability of Cloud Operating System Software and Free Version - March 8, 2011
Santa Clara, CA – March 8, 2011 – Today at the Cloud Connect Conference, Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, announced that its flagship product, Nimbula Director, will be generally available within the next 30 days.
Based on Nimbula's Cloud Operating System technology, Nimbula Director delivers Amazon EC2-like services to both enterprises and service providers. Allowing customers to efficiently manage both on- and off-premises resources, Nimbula Director quickly and cost effectively transforms inflexible, inefficient and under-utilized data centers into powerful, easily configurable compute capacity while supporting controlled access to off-premise clouds.
Nimbula Director provides powerful utility-grade cloud features like policy-based authorization, secure multi-tenancy, topology-independent distributed network security (enabling multi-data center scale and while allowing for self service deployment of complex network topologies) and monitoring and metering (enabling next generation, usage driven cost models).
As a cloud software provider, all functionality has been rigorously designed to be highly scalable, automated and managed by a flexible permissions and delegation system. Key features include:
- Zero-touch install of servers – expand the cloud as fast as you can rack the systems
- Self-monitoring and self-healing distributed management control plane
- Self-service workflows that enable end users to do their own developer and deployment activities without any interaction with core IT
- Full featured layer 2 networks which can be allocated to individual customers
- A distributed rule-based layer 3 firewall that is independent of network configuration, site, or even geography
- Federation to Amazon EC2 using the same permissions system that governs access to private cloud resources
"We made our beta software publicly available last December and have since been working with a strong, dedicated community of enterprise and service provider beta testers,” said Willem van Biljon, Co-Founder and VP of Products at Nimbula. “Their commitment and feedback has helped us prepare for our general availability in the best way possible."
“We have been working with the beta version of Nimbula Director and have been very pleased with the software functionality, quality and the team’s support,” said Eli Feldman, VP of Technology Solutions at EPAM Systems, who is a leading global software engineering and IT consulting firm. "We will be using Nimbula Director as the foundation of our internal and customer facing cloud initiatives.”
For deployments on infrastructure under 40 cores, Nimbula Director will be licensed free of charge. A paid support option will be available for users of the free version. For deployments on infrastructure over 40 cores, Nimbula Director will be licensed on an annual subscription basis, and includes both maintenance and support services. For more details on pricing, please contact us by visiting http://nimbula.com/company/contact/
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Founded by the team that developed the industry-leading Amazon EC2, Nimbula delivers a comprehensive cloud operating system that uniquely combines the scalability and operational efficiencies of the public cloud with the control, security and trust of today's most advanced data centers. Nimbula was named one of the most promising startups in The Wall Street Journal and was dubbed “one of three cloud properties ready to burst” in Fortune. Nimbula is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has an office in South Africa. For more information, visit http://nimbula.com.
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