DreamHost Announces Expanded Beta of DreamCompute

  • DreamHost Announces Expanded Beta of DreamCompute


    OpenStack-Based Public Cloud Computing Service Welcomes Customer Apps

    LOS ANGELES, CA–(May 12, 2014) – DreamHost®, a global leader in web hosting and cloud services for entrepreneurs and developers, today announced the impending expansion of the beta of its long-gestating OpenStack-based public cloud computing service, DreamCompute.

    DreamHost expands its private beta of its OpenStack-based public cloud, DreamCompute, on May 27th, offering full support for IPv6 and complete tenant network isolation. DreamCompute engineers will continue to refine and harden the service while testers kick the tires.

    In typical DreamHost fashion, DreamCompute is built on top of a solid open-source foundation of OpenStack, Ceph, and homegrown Layer 3 services. Additionally, DreamCompute leverages technology from leading partners Cumulus Networks and VMware for advanced network functionality.

    With contributions to several projects and a program technical lead, DreamHost’s engineers have been among the most active contributors to the OpenStack project. With a Technical Committee member on staff and as a founding gold member of the OpenStack Foundation board, it’s also among the open source movement’s most fervent supporters.

    Utilizing six official programs, DreamCompute offers beta testers a familiar OpenStack experience. Anyone who’s run Devstack and logged into Horizon will feel right at home in the DreamCompute dashboard. Testers will also be able to use the well-known OpenStack clients to launch instances, create volumes, and more.

    DreamCompute makes extensive use of Ceph, the open-source, distributed storage system incubated in the DreamHost labs. With its copy-on-write functionality, Ceph enables fast booting of instances. Also fresh out of the DreamHost labs is “Akanda,” a series of custom Layer 3 services for OpenStack allowing DreamCompute to provide full IPv6 support. DreamHost brings great value to DreamCompute by purpose-building many of its underlying technologies — and then sharing those innovations with the larger OpenStack community.

    Utilizing partnerships with VMware and its NVP solution for Layer 2 network services, DreamCompute is able to provide customers with full tenant network isolation, virtually eliminating noisy neighbor problems. Combined with Cumulus® Networks’ Linux running on network hardware, DreamHost has made managing its own network now faster, easier and more affordable.

    “It was extremely considerate of the OpenStack Foundation to schedule their summit during the time we had planned to make this announcement,” said Justin Lund, DreamCompute Product Manager. ”It’s almost as if they’re trying to send the OpenStack community a message about DreamHost’s vaunted place among the open sourcerazzi.”

    Representatives from Cumulus® Networks will also be present at DreamHost’s booth this week at the OpenStack Design Summit in Atlanta to provide live hands-on demos of how DreamHost manages its DreamCompute infrastructure using bare metal switches and Cumulus Linux.

    DreamHost will contact all interested DreamCompute beta testers who enroll for notification on its website at: http://www.dreamhost.com/cloud/dreamcompute/

    About DreamHost

    DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services company with over 370,000 entrepreneur and developer customers, and 1.3 million blogs, websites, and apps hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of Web services including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the public cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the public cloud computing service, DreamCompute. Please visit www.DreamHost.com for more information.

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    Press Contacts

    Kyle Peterson 
    Clement Peterson 
    kyle @ clementpeterson.com 

    Brett Dunst 
    DreamHost 
    brett.dunst @ dreamhost.com

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