(The Hosting News) – Big news out of HostingCon 2013: OnApp on Monday announced that version 3.1 of its cloud software would allow service providers to offer hybrid cloud services.
The move is significant because it lets companies to bring dedicated offerings into the mix.
“Service providers have to change from thinking about the cloud as another silo of infrastructure, to thinking about the value of their infrastructure as a whole,” commented OnApp CEO Ditlev Bredahl via a press release.
He continued, “With OnApp you can put workloads where it makes sense to put them – on bare metal, on a smart server or in a public or private cloud. You get a single pane of glass into the different services running across your infrastructure, and so do your customers. It’s how everyone gets the most out of legacy and cloud hosting.”
Meanwhile, primary features of the offering include Smart Servers (on demand via the OnApp control panel), bare metal servers, Recipes (automation) and Blueprints (a way to deploy a “complete distributed application”).
Pricing has yet to be announced but is expected soon.
Set for the release sometime this summer, version 3.1 is available as a free upgrade for current OnApp customers.