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.
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:
“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.