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OnApp provides a complete Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software platform for hosting companies, cloud providers, managed service providers and telecoms companies.

With OnApp, these service providers can create a wide range of cloud, dedicated hosting, CDN, DNS and storage services on top of commodity datacenter infrastructure; automate them completely through a ‘single pane of glass’ control panel; and extend them on demand with capacity from a global federation of cloud providers running on OnApp.

OnApp has more than 800 customers in 87 countries. An estimated 1 in 3 of the world’s public clouds run on OnApp.

OnApp has more than 120 employees in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia-Pacific. Its headquarters are in London, UK.

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OnApp customers describe working with the company and running their cloud business on OnApp software

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OnApp platform
Launch DateJuly 1, 2010

OnApp is a complete infrastructure-as-a-service platform for hosting companies, cloud providers, telcos and managed service providers.

By deploying OnApp in the datacenter, these companies can create and sell a wide range of virtualized and dedicated hosting services on top of commodity hardware infrastructure, including:

Public cloud Private and hybrid cloud Virtual Private Servers Dedicated smart servers Bare metal servers Storage and backup Content Delivery (CDN) for static and streaming content

OnApp was designed from the outset as a turnkey platform for the service provider market, to enable traditional service providers to compete with AWS and other IaaS services.

It differs from generic cloud platforms by providing as standard all of the capabilities needed to take these services to market, from server management, orchestration, autoscaling, load balancing and failover, to user management, permissions, limits metering and billing.

OnApp automates each of these functions through customizable web and mobile interfaces, enabling a service provider and its customers to configure, provision and manage infrastructure services with minimal effort.

The OnApp platform also connects to the OnApp federation, a network of providers around the world running OnApp software. By connecting their cloud to the federation, a service provider can extend their local datacenter capacity, on demand, with capacity from locations around the world.

Today this gives service providers access to federated CDN resources, so they can cache and distribute static and streaming content for their clients. OnApp has stated that it will add federated compute and other services in the future.

The OnApp platform also includes an integrated Storage Area Network (SAN) capability, which enables service providers to create virtualized storage using commodity disks in their existing servers, without the large investment usually required for a centralized SAN.

The platform has an open API and supports Xen, KVM and VMware virtualization technologies. It also integrates with a number of customer invoicing and support systems popular in the hosting and service provider sector, including WHMCS, HostBill and Ubersmith, simplifying deployment for companies using those tools.

OnApp has no up-front software cost: it is licensed on a monthly basis according to the capacity of the servers deployed (for virtualized services) or the number of servers deployed (for dedicated services).

The combination of a complete feature set for service providers, the negation of the need for a centralized SAN array, and monthly pricing has helped OnApp deployed more than 2,000 clouds for service providers since it launched in 2010. OnApp estimates that one in three of the world’s public clouds run on its software.

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