Top 25 European Rising Stars 2012 – LunaCloud

Top 25 European Rising Stars 2012 – LunaCloud

 Top 25 European Rising Stars 2012 – LunaCloud

……Store Remotely on the Visible Side of the Moon for 2 Cents?luna-cloud

How would it feel to work from the visible side of the moon where everything, as visible by the human eye, has stayed the same since time immemorial? At least with LunaCloud, a Portuguese cloud startup, the reality is at hand, for one can deploy remotely and still be sure that the data is visible, not mentioning cheap. If cloud means hardware, infrastructure or servers, then one can understand what LunaCloud is all about. It thrives on managing data machines, deploying solutions fast, and extending them at the classy pay-as-you-go model.

LunaCloud provides server space for various sites using various gigabytes of data including 512 to 96 Megabytes RAM capacity while on hard disk, this goes from 10 gigabytes to 2 terabytes.

Here is a look at the site’s cost calculator

With a machine with a RAM capacity of half a Gigabyte, the price goes to 0.0130 Sterling Pounds each sixty minutes and for the month some 9.36 Pounds. Looking closer however, one sees that Luna’s offers are more attractive to those of AWS or RackSpace, two classic providers, leaving a few cents to the consumer per compute (storage) and even network (transferring) costs. As an attestation, a 2-Giagbyte memory sever attracts .0466, .0501, .0800 Sterling Pounds in LunaCloud, AWS and Rackspace respectively.

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The above comparative figures brings back the ghost of the visible side of the moon (being an allusion to the remote heavenly body Luna), because it appears that this cloud startup has no hidden charges. Perhaps the reason for these cheap rates is the fully-fledged attention by the firm to concentrate on server infrastructure unlike the others who also double in SaaS, ITaaS, PaaS, and more upcoming platform buzzwords.

One of the other numerical attributes of LunaCloud is its 2-cent policy for each server one provisions on the cloud, from the site’s account. Of course one has then to follow the pay-as-you-use protocols, after selecting the bandwidths and broadband capacities. Generally, the pact comes as a free-for-all service with no contractual details, with scalability, upon choice, where one can migrate data to a 96 GB memory server.
Commentators label LunaCloud as a “pure-play” startup in the business, edifying the Infrastructure as a Service model to its service delivery. Its work is indeed visible because it provides the quintessential flexible and scalable data networking that the traditional cloud model has come to define.In terms of operating system vendors, LunaCloud imposes no boundaries for it is fully at home with the plethora of Linux offerings, as well as, Windows 2008. After selecting any of these platforms, one can then decide to time or iterate the server using custom Application Programming Interface that will either make the stats in the system compatible though they are from different developers. The startup says that the subscription process with its site, for the service, is five minutes while the data machine will start running on the cloud in 120 seconds thereafter.

By using Cloudian, a business cloud solution, LunaCloud has been able to give a piece of pie to its clientele synonymous with the aforementioned cloud provider: budget. It is the commitment of Cloudian to make storage and data networking something financially optimal to a virtual entity, and for this, it focuses mostly on the infrastructure side of things including handling servers, offshore, for clients. The startup has embraced API solutions for synchronizing into other multilayered cloud habitats like S3. Since the latter has millions of users, it may yet help the new Portuguese entity to make it big in the sector.

In terms of technology, Luna Cloud continues to exude its visibility interface by providing a hypervisor that virtualizes the main core of the cloud, the infrastructure, to the application instances like the OS. Furthermore, the transparency of this layer helps to note how the remote server is working just like one would check in a standalone machine. The infrastructure layer for the startup comes from Dell, which provides project-savvy equipment while the cloud layer itself consists of extra machines, which are highly fit for the virtualization ecosystem, only that end-users do not pay for them in capital terms rather than for usage.

LunaCloud qualifies as one of the top 25 European Rising Stars because of committing to the quintessential cloud convention of virtual hardware while, at the same time, maintaining transparency for the user. It also demarcates technology very well into the hypervisor, server and cloud parts, each with its own integral strengths. Need one mention the cheapness of the service to induce tipping of the hat to it?

By John Omwamba

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