DreamHost®, a global leader in Web hosting and cloud services, today announced DreamCompute™, a highly scalable and cost-effective cloud computing platform for Internet entrepreneurs and developers. Using DreamCompute’s open source infrastructure-as-a-service platform that is Powered by OpenStack®, customers can create and prosper in the cloud, powering Web and mobile applications, digital media and e-commerce Web sites, big data analytics, and test and development environments.
DreamCompute is an exciting new edition to DreamHost’s growing portfolio of services, which include shared, virtual private, and dedicated Web hosting, as well as cloud object storage with DreamObjects™. DreamHost sets itself apart from the cloud crowd by developing innovative and flexible Web and cloud services using open source software. Evolving new cloud capabilities are constantly created, dynamically deployed, and expertly supported. DreamCompute is engineered for scale and efficiency using best-of-breed open source solutions, including the OpenStack cloud platform, scalable Ceph™ block storage, and Nicira network virtualization. As a champion of the open source community, DreamHost makes major code contributions to open source projects—for example, by working to integrate Ceph into OpenStack.
The newly launched DreamCompute cloud service is highly scalable, quick to provision, resilient, and secure. It is ready to go for any size workload with compute instances from 1GB to 64GB RAM for ultimate scalability. All of this power comes with no capital outlay or a lengthy procurement approval process; it can be billed to a credit card, making it easy to expense. Pricing for the services will be released publicly in the coming weeks and, in the tradition of DreamHost, will be very attractive to Internet entrepreneurs and developers. In addition, DreamCompute customers will benefit from DreamHost’s long-standing focus on industry-leading customer support.
DreamCompute block storage is powered by Ceph, the open source, massively scalable, distributed storage software created by Sage Weil, founder of DreamHost. Ceph is now developed and supported by Inktank and a growing community of developers worldwide. The software is capable of auto-scaling to the exabyte level and beyond, it runs on off-the-shelf hardware, it is self-healing and self-managing, and it has no single point of failure.
DreamCompute works seamlessly with DreamObjects, DreamHost’s low cost, object-based public storage service based on Ceph. Both DreamCompute and DreamObjects leverage advanced Ceph technology, which is highly scalable and reliable, cost effective, and fully open source. DreamHost customers can now both process and store virtually limitless data in their quest to write and test web-scale applications.
“DreamCompute has been engineered from the operating system up to deliver the next generation cloud compute service that developers are craving,” said Simon Anderson, CEO of DreamHost. “With OpenStack virtual machine management, reliable and resilient Ceph block storage, and software-defined networking that truly isolates each instance in the infrastructure, DreamCompute sets a new standard for compute-as-a-service. We’re very proud to be a part of delivering the future of the open and scalable cloud.”
DreamHost is a global Web and cloud hosting provider with over 330,000 customers and 1.2 million blogs, websites and apps hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of Web and cloud hosting solutions including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Server (VPS) and Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the cloud compute service DreamCompute. Please visit www.DreamHost.com for more information.
Ceph is a massively scalable, open source, distributed storage system. It is comprised of an object store, block store, and a POSIX-compatible distributed file system. The software platform is capable of auto-scaling to the exabyte level and beyond, it runs on commodity hardware, it is self-healing and self-managing, and has no single point of failure. Ceph is in the Linux kernel and is currently integrated with OpenStack and other open source cloud stacks. Please visit www.ceph.com and www.inktank.com for more information.