Last month Abiquo announced the release of their “abiCloud”, an open source cloud computing platform for allowing companies to create and manage large, complex IT infrastructures (virtual servers, networks, applications, storage…) in a quick, simple and scalable way.
We had a chat with Diego Mariño, Co-founder & CEO of Abiquo , he told us that
one of the key differences of AbiCloud is the the web rich interface for managing the infrastructure. He told us “You can deploy a new service just dragging and dropping a virtual machine. This version allows to deploy instances over VirtualBox, but we support VMware, KVM and Xen too.”
As their first tester had its infrastructure on Virtualbox and because its very simple to have it up and running in different architectures that’s where their first focus is at.
Today they support Xen & KVM through libvirt, and the connectors for these hypervisors will be offered during Q2. Support for VMware, is offered to hosting providers with closed modules.
Basically, Abiquo allows to companies to convert their infrastructure into a service. Other competitors in the field include the recently founded Eucalyptus, Enomaly, and sun via it’s Qlayer acquisition.
Abiquo says it has a different focus and approach , what they are offering is the ability to create private clouds for more complex infrastructures.
The have their own open API which will be released in Q3 , with no plans to support the Amazon’s API
AbiCloud is available for Download from SF.net
Diego Parrilla says
Thanks for the post. Just a few comments:
*) Open Api will be (hopefully) released at the end of Q2
*) Tier-1 Virtual Storage will be released at the end of Q2 to selected customers (it’s a premium module).
Abiquo BizDev & Product Strategy