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Gandi Updates Gandi Flex; Adds Advanced Cloud Computing Resource Scheduling

Gandi Updates Gandi Flex; Adds Advanced Cloud Computing Resource Scheduling

Domain name registrar and cloud-hosting provider Gandi today announced that its calendar-based scheduling engine for cloud computing instances, Gandi Flex, has been updated to allow organizations to schedule needs for RAM, bandwidth and CPU power.

This new interface to cloud computing gives the savvy administrator an edge in cost control.
– Thomas Stocking, COO, Gandi U.S.

The news comes a few days after Gandi launched its new Pay-as-you-go billing and management model for its IaaS products.

The updated scheduler allows  organizations to handle anticipated and cyclical spikes in usage  with hourly granularity with  recurrence schedules built in. This lets  users like e-commerce site administrators,  SaaS providers, software developers etc. to keep the cost of running their instances low.

Administrators who can  predict the spikes and heavy use periods for their  use cases can now provision additional resources exactly when they need them by setting the  date and time to the hour using Gandi Flex’s  new intuitive web interface. The provision can be done either cyclically or ad hoc.

Gandi flex provides the baseline schedule, and its monitoring probes add or remove the resources for the exceptional cases.

The new interface has the aforementioned “pay-as-you-go”  billing and management model fully integrated into it.

The new calendar interface is as shown below:

Gandi Flex's updated calendar management interface

“This new interface to cloud computing gives the savvy administrator an edge in cost control,” said Thomas Stocking, COO, Gandi U.S.

“With Gandi Flex our users can realize one of the primary benefits of cloud computing: not needing to over-provision just to handle load spikes. If users can predict the spikes and heavy use periods for their use case, they can use Gandi Flex to scale up when they need it, and back down when they don’t,” he added.

Gandi Flex works with Gandi Cloud VPS systems, and is now available  for free for all existing customers. For more information, click here.

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