Internap Lights Up OpenStack Public Cloud in New Jersey
Internap’s data center at One Enterprise Avenue North in Secaucus, New Jersey (Photo: Internap)

Internap Lights Up OpenStack Public Cloud in New Jersey

Provider positions AgileCloud as complement to private cloud, colo in hybrid infrastructure play

Internap has made its OpenStack-based public cloud services, called AgileCloud, available in the New York metro region. Hosted in the company's new Secaucus, New Jersey, data center, it is the fourth location of the cloud launched in 2014.

Internap isn’t as much after the public cloud market as it is after the hybrid cloud opportunity. The OpenStack public cloud is a complement to private cloud deployments. Customers can seamlessly link it public cloud with private bare-metal instances they rent from the provider, or their colocation and managed hosting environments in the provider's data centers.

Internap services run the gamut, so customers can choose the right setup for the right workloads through one provider, depending on performance, and their economic and technical needs.

“As enterprises increasingly adopt OpenStack for private clouds, they require public cloud platforms that provide the same level of interoperability as well as the performance and reliability needed to deploy their mission-critical applications at scale,” Satish Hemachandran, senior vice president and general manager of cloud and hosting at Internap said in a release.

There are several performance tiers and custom configurations on AgileCloud. Customers choose from three configuration series depending on performance requirements. There are dedicated CPU options as well as all-SSD storage options for those with heavy IOPS needs. Internap also offers networking and management tools.

The other AgileCloud deployments are in Dallas, Montreal, and Amsterdam data centers. AgileCloud went into beta in 2013.

The Secaucus facility opened in early 2014 after Internap moved out of Google-owned 111 8th Ave.

Internap has been a contributor to the OpenStack project since 2010.

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