DreamHost’s Open Source Public Cloud DreamCompute Comes Out of Beta

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DreamHost’s open source public cloud service DreamCompute has graduated from limited beta to general availability, the company announced Tuesday. DreamHost touts its role in the development of the open source technology behind DreamCompute, which it says is the most predictably priced elastic cloud computing service available.

DreamCompute leverages scalable storage system Ceph, and network orchestrator Project Astara, along with OpenStack to provide the scalability and security needed by entrepreneurs and developers. DreamHost is a founding member of the OpenStack Foundation, and Ceph and Project Astara were developed at DreamHost, the company said, which would explain why it is a finalist for OpenStack’s Superuser Awards.

DreamCompute is also getting a new US-East cluster with Intel processors, hardware-accelerated virtual networking, and all-SSD storage for the general availability release to maximize performance and reliability. The company said DreamCompute’s performance doubled while it was in beta.

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“Throughout its beta, DreamCompute enabled us to lower our total cost of ownership compared to our previous cloud stack,” Ben Duncan, CTO, atmail said in a statement. “But it hasn’t just been price. Our business powers millions of mailboxes worldwide, and with more and more organizations moving email to the cloud, DreamCompute gives us a scalable platform to host atmail for our customers. On-boarding new customers to the cloud has never been easier, and performance is superb. We’ve been extremely happy throughout DreamCompute’s beta period and are excited with what’s new in the GA release.”

The solution offers full root access, easy access to OpenStack APIs, and operating system flexibility. DreamCompute is designed to deliver the benefits of “pay-as-you-go” billing along with a new predictable billing model, and a monthly payment cap that stops charging for resources after 25 days.

The public cloud market remains highly competitive, with continued price reductions, even as significant market players scale back or shutter their public clouds.

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