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Cloud and hosting services provider Internap Network Services Corp. on Thursday released the latest edition of its AgileCLOUD public platform for beta availability.
The new AgileCLOUD is being offered out of Internap's Santa Clara, Calif., data center and is immediately available to users who register for the beta program. Those participants won't be charged for virtualized infrastructure and will receive a $1,000 credit toward the service once it is generally available.
The company said AgileCLOUD now fully exposes both virtualized and bare-metal compute instances over a native OpenStack API, paving the way for performance, interoperability and flexibility benefits.
"AgileCLOUD is now 100 percent OpenStack 'under the hood,' which provides an open, interoperable framework that helps us deliver a dramatically more scalable platform," said Raj Dutt, senior vice president of technology at Internap. In addition to the benefits of the OpenStack platform, "we've implemented existing features that our hybridized customers find valuable – such as bare-metal cloud instances, static IP addresses, Layer 2 VLANs and compatibility with our existing hosting API."
All of that means users may provision and manage thousands of virtual or bare-metal cloud AgileSERVERs across Internap's footprint, including Dallas, New York, Amsterdam and Singapore.