Cloud Hosting Provider DigitalOcean and Abiquo Team Up to Deliver Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Abiquo, the creator of hybrid cloud orchestration platform Abiquo anyCloud, has announced integration with cloud hosting provider DigitalOcean through the Apache jclouds community. With Abiquo anyCloud, DigitalOcean users can now effectively manage their hybrid cloud environments and obtain a full audit trail of activities across all their public cloud hosting accounts.

digitalocean-cloudThis adds to the integration with public cloud hosting environments from Google Compute Engine, HP Cloud, Amazon EC2 and Rackspace with one consistent interface.

Abiquo’s development engineer, Ignasi Barrera, an established long time Apache jclouds contributor, developed the DigitalOcean integration in two weeks by creating a connector in the open source Apache jclouds project. The Abiquo and DigitalOcean Apache jclouds connector is now available for any other application developer to use.

“We really like the enhanced functionality it offers to developers,” said Chief Evangelist at DigitalOcean.“This, coupled with the Apache jclouds connector opens up DigitalOcean to a wider community of Apache jclouds users. It is really interesting to see what combining the technology behind Abiquo anyCloud and DigitalOcean can achieve.”

Compliance and security

Through Abiquo anyCloud, DigitalOcean users can effectively manage their hybrid cloud hosting environments. Additionally, enhanced compliance measures are available to users in the form of workflow approvals, where primary account users will receive an email to approve or reject any new VM creation from a team member account.

Security is another key feature that Abiquo anyCloud provides to DigitalOcean users; through the creation of member accounts developers are able to add team members to these accounts, by starting with a primary account and then inviting the wider team to share the Abiquo anyCloud account. Developers can use the same cloud hosting provider accounts without needing to know the security credentials.

jclouds connector

For organizations with hybrid cloud hosting environments including traditional hypervisors, the Abiquo software is available to install on-premise. The Abiquo and DigitalOcean Apache jclouds connector is available to download now. To learn more about Abiquo anyCloud and signup for a free account please visit: http://www.abiquo.com/anycloud/.