Do you want to host your data and/or application(s) at an IaaS provider? Good choice! By using an IaaS provider you’re able to use a cost-effective infrastructure without having to invest in your own hardware, maintenance and server rooms. And best of all; you only pay for the resources you actually use.
The past several years, we’ve seen an increasing shift from traditional hosting towards IaaS providers. IaaS stands for Infrastructure as a Service and it allows you to use secure, always-working and highly scalable infrastructure when you need it.
IaaS is the ideal solution for organizations with fluctuating demand. Implementing or changing required resources is in fact done in a jiffy and its pricing model, which is based on the consumption of resources, makes it financially attractive to move to an IaaS provider.
Nobody wants to be dependent on one IaaS provider. In case you are dissatisfied with your current provider it’s a relief to be able to easily migrate to another provider. Migrating from one to another IaaS provider becomes easy when they’re using open source technology. IaaS providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are built on their own technology. This makes it difficult for a user to switch from infrastructure A to infrastructure B in the future. Fortunately, more and more ‘open’ IaaS platforms are being launched making it easier for organizations to move to an IaaS provider.
A common technology used by open source minded IaaS providers is OpenStack; an open source cloud operating system backed by hundreds of organizations and thousands of contributors. Fuga Cloud is one of these IaaS providers that embraces OpenStack and uses this technology as its basis. This gives our users a sense of freedom. If desired, users of our IaaS platform can easily migrate to another IaaS provider that uses OpenStack technology.
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With Fuga Cloud, we have 100% control over our platform. This is very important because we work with DigiD and personal data. Everything is redundant so that we can guarantee the optimal availability of our service and all related data and documents.
3 reasons for choosing Fuga Cloud
Unlike AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, Fuga Cloud is 100% Dutch. We use Dutch data centers and your data is protected by Dutch and European privacy laws. Fuga Cloud customers aren’t affected by the Safe Harbor agreement or the new EU-US Privacy Shield, which hasn’t been ratified yet.
With Fuga Cloud, you comply with Dutch and European legislation and privacy policies on the protection of your own and your customers’ data.
AWS, Azure and Google Cloud are based on a self-built platform. Fuga Cloud is based on OpenStack, which is open source software. This allows you to easily migrate your data and applications to other OpenStack cloud providers, should you want to do so.
Choosing an open source solution prevents you from getting locked-in by the cloud platform you use, which is the case with Azure, AWS and Google Cloud. By using Fuga Cloud, you choose flexibility and freedom.
With Fuga Cloud, you can select the most suitable configuration for your needs and immediately know what it will cost. With AWS and Azure you pay for every IOPS (read and write) transaction; Fuga Cloud doesn’t charge for these unpredictable variables.
The only thing you have to pay for, apart from your configuration, is traffic.
Why Fuga Cloud?
At Fuga Cloud, you are in control of the design of your platform. But we love to help or advise on how you can get the best out of your platform. You can contact us directly using chat, e-mail or telephone. You are always welcome at our office in the Netherlands.
The Fuga Cloud platform is designed with stability and performance as a primary goal. At the same time, our monitoring proactively detects problems, minimizing any impact of outage. With three availability zones per region our architecture can help you build a redundant service.
Fuga Cloud is ISO 20000, ISO 27001 and NEN7510 certified. We are a Dutch organization hosted in the Netherlands, in the best data centers. We (and you as a customer) are covered by Dutch and European legislation and regulations.
Using the best, fastest and most reliable infrastructure for your data and/or applications is one thing, but to really get the most out of your infrastructure, management is equally important. If you want your Fuga Cloud environment managed by the specialists who built it, that’s no problem.
Fuga Cloud was developed by managed hosting provider Cyso. This specialist in infrastructure and managed services has been active in the hosting market since 1997 and is responsible for the availability and continuity of many mission critical applications and platforms. Some examples include clothing retailer The Sting, hosting provider Yourhosting and financial institution NIBC Direct.