Internap Network Services Corp. on Wednesday unveiled a portal that gives end users more visibility into their cloud and colocation services.
The hosting provider said most colocation services don’t offer transparency or automation, and that users expect such capabilities from the cloud. To that end, Internap’s tool provides the following information:
“Based on growing comfort with the automation offered by cloud services, organizations are seeking easier and faster access to their infrastructure,” said Carl Brooks, internet infrastructure services analyst at 451 Research. “As a result, there’s a strong opportunity for service providers to give customers access to elastic, on-demand resources with new kinds of controls, agility, ease-of-use, and infrastructure hybridization.”
The portal remains in limited release for Internap customers. It will be generally available at the end of the second quarter for the company’s Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Calif., and Dallas data centers, then expanded throughout its footprint by the end of 2013.