The number of companies serving the global public cloud market is limited by the expense and challenge of building the infrastructure to run it, but OnApp and HostBill claim to have a new way. The companies announced a partnership Tuesday to enable hosting companies to use the OnApp Federation’s cloud locations to back their public cloud on a pay-per-use basis.
The OnApp Federation includes more than 50 locations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Clients of HostBill’s hosting e-commerce and customer management platform can now leverage those locations to extend their local cloud service, or as virtual service providers (VSPs). Providers can access infrastructure and scale quickly, and OnApp locations are available with different performance tiers for development, production, and enterprise workloads.
“HostBill has always been a popular choice for OnApp cloud providers looking for a powerful e-commerce and client management portal for their cloud service,” Carlos Rego, CVO of OnApp said in a statement. “Now thousands of HostBill users can easily expand their cloud with resources from the OnApp Federation, and for newcomers to the market, the combination of HostBill and OnApp makes it easier than ever to launch a global cloud.”
HostBill integrates with OnApp on-premises or Virtual Service Provider edition, and fully hosted versions of HostBill and OnApp are available, minimizing the commitment necessary for cloud providers.
OnApp launched Container Servers in beta this October with ambitions of enabling a new approach to containerized cloud hosting.
The company counts almost two-thirds of service providers among customers of its platform, and found that service providers are attempting to compete more by diversifying their offerings, and offering a way for smaller providers to get into the $200 billion global public cloud services market could represent a major opportunity to enable client product portfolio expansion.