phoenixNAP, a worldwide IT services provider delivering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and custom IaaS technology solutions, has released a list of new capabilities to its Bare Metal Cloud platform. Edge servers can now be deployed, production-ready Kubernetes installations can be streamlined, network administration can be simplified, and new code repositories on GitHub can be accessed.
With the recent activation of phoenixNAP’s edge location in Austin, Texas, anyone in the U.S. Southwest may now connect to Bare Metal Cloud in 10-milliseconds, so the company says. Edge server installations would allow businesses to take advantage of a high-bandwidth, low-latency connection to expedite next-generation applications like IoT and 5G.
With the addition of the Austin facility, phoenixNAP’s Bare Metal Cloud now has seven facilities available in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
phoenixNAP also just launched one-click Kubernetes installations on its Bare Metal Cloud platform, completing the third step of its connection with a popular orchestration management tool. With just a few easy clicks, the platform can now quickly deploy production-ready Kubernetes clusters, saving hours of development time that would otherwise be required to construct this integration from scratch.
“Bare Metal Cloud continues to evolve and can now address a greater variety of development use cases,” said Ron Cadwell, CEO at phoenixNAP. “The launch of our first edge location is a major milestone, opening doors to other similar implementations that we are currently planning. We also hope to simplify infrastructure management for DevOps teams through the improved Kubernetes capabilities that we recently released. Furthermore, our network updates are designed to enable more streamlined management, while the release of new GitHub repositories delivers code access to anyone interested in customizing the platform.”
IP Tagging Feature
Public Network IP blocks are another key Bare Metal Cloud feature that was just published. This feature would give clients additional freedom in terms of IP management by allowing them to pick their preferred IP blocks when creating a server. It would also make billing easier because IP blocks are now invoiced separately from servers. Users can keep better track of their IP expenditures and more easily allocate and reassign IP blocks to servers and networks.
The IP tagging feature would improve network administration by allowing users to give different tags to their servers in order to keep track of assignments and filter existing IP blocks. The IP tagging tool, when combined with the Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP) option, which allows customers to import existing IP blocks rather than purchasing new ones from phoenixNAP, would give users even more freedom in how they access, assign, and administer their server networks.
To conclude, phoenixNAP has released additional code repositories on GitHub, as part of its commitment to contribute back to the open-source community. The company has made it feasible for developers to incorporate the platform code into their own deployments and expand it to their own use cases by providing Bare Metal Cloud SDKs for Python and Go.
Edge servers can now be deployed
One-click Kubernetes installations
Network administration can be simplified
New code repositories on GitHub can be accessed
This feature would give clients additional freedom in terms of IP management by allowing them to pick their preferred IP blocks when creating a server.
The IP tagging feature combined with the Bring Your Own IP (BYOIP) option would give users even more freedom in how they access, assign, and administer their server networks.