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OnApp launches Cloud Platform-as-a-Service: slashes time, cost and complexity of running your own cloud platform
OnApp has launched Cloud Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS), a new way for service providers and enterprises to get a ready-to-use, ready-to-sell cloud platform. OnApp CPaaS gives companies a complete cloud platform they can use to run their own public, private or hybrid cloud services, without the cost and complexity of having to build, manage and support the underlying infrastructure, virtualization stack, cloud management, metering and monitoring software. The whole cloud platform is provided as a managed service. More information is available at

OnApp CPaaS offers automated deployment and configuration of the OnApp cloud management platform using hyperscale cloud infrastructure at AWS, datacenters from OVH, or the global network of OnApp clouds. The OnApp cloud platform combines virtualization, software-defined storage and networking, cloud orchestration, cloud management, metering, monitoring and billing in one white label self-service portal. It also enables easy migration of workloads between different types of cloud infrastructure; with CPaaS, customers can take advantage of hyperscale performance without locking themselves into a single ecosystem.

"This represents a monumental shift; empowering MSPs and enterprises to dictate their own cloud destinies like never before, and not fall victim to uncontrollable costs," said Tim Meredith, Chief Commercial Officer at OnApp. "Unparalleled control of business and buying models, with the power of a cloud platform, mean the horror stories of hyperscale bills that grow exponentially could now be consigned to history."

With CPaaS, the OnApp cloud management software and underlying hardware infrastructure is managed by OnApp, with 24x7 monitoring, 24x7 global telephone and email support and 5x9 SLAs for hardware and software. Customers are provided with their own OnApp control panel for provisioning services to users, and an easy way to monitor and get support for their cloud environments through a self-service portal at, which is currently being tested with OnApp customers.

Three different CPaaS packages are available at launch. Each includes the full managed service package and an OnApp cloud control panel deployed at a customer's choice of AWS location. Customers can then choose compute infrastructure according to their use case and price/performance needs:

  • CPaaS Light provides compute infrastructure from the cloud marketplace built into the OnApp cloud platform, with more than 40 locations and a wide range of performance, price and certification options available.
  • CPaaS Pro offers dedicated compute infrastructure hosted at OVH, with a range of server sizes and locations available.
  • CPaaS Hyper provides compute infrastructure using bare metal servers at AWS, for the most demanding workloads. 
Each package is available now direct from OnApp. In future, customers will be able to order CPaaS Light and CPaaS Hyper through a self-service cloud builder at, for delivery in as little as 2 hours. OnApp plans to expand its range of CPaaS services in the future, providing similarly rapid delivery of other ready-to-use, ready-to-sell services.
Published Friday, November 01, 2019 3:18 PM by David Marshall
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