How Does Cloud Billing Work?

How does cloud billing work? Internap sells a variety of cloud services and offers several options to provide flexibility and a predictable monthly spend. First, Internap provides a pure-usage model for compute and storage services. In the usage model, you can login to the customer portal or the OpenStack Horizon dashboard, and provision server instances […]

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Object Storage vs Traditional Storage

Comparing Block Storage vs Object Storage Block storage devices are typically represented a raw disks or volumes and are attached in some manner to a server instance. Applications store files through the operating system, which splits files into evenly-sized chucks, or blocks, of data. When an application needs access to a file, the operating system […]

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Next-Generation AgileCLOUD – Object Storage

Next-Generation AgileCLOUD Object Storage is a system for storing data as objects, rather than using a traditional file system or block device. Object storage is designed to be highly available, highly scalable, and broadly accessible over HTTP. Features: Highly available – 3x replication of data (within a region) Highly scalable – Stores millions of objects, […]

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Supported Disk and Container Formats for Custom Images

The following list of disk image and container formats are supported when importing a customer-provided image into Next-Generation AgileCLOUD: Disk Image Formats raw: This is an unstructured disk image format vhd: This is the VHD disk format, a common disk format used by virtual machine monitors from VMWare, Xen, Microsoft, VirtualBox, and others vmdk: Another common disk […]

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OpenStack Security Groups

OpenStack Security Groups provide hypervisor-based firewall functionality for web-scale applications. These security groups allow you to define “roles” for server instances, and then apply firewall rules consistently across all server instances participating in that role. For example, a “web server” role might enable inbound traffic to port 80 and 443, while an “app server” role […]

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Installing the OpenStack Command Line Interface (CLI) Tools

This article assumes you already have an account at Internap, have logged into the customer portal, and obtained your API credentials. This procedure will demonstrate how to install the OpenStack Command Line Interface (CLI) Tools. Using the OpenStack CLI (command-line interface) tools to manage resources in Next-Generation AgileCLOUD is one alternative to using the web-based […]

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Obtaining OpenStack API credentials for Next-Generation AgileCLOUD

Next-Generation AgileCLOUD is powered by OpenStack. In order to use the API, you’ll need to obtain your API credentials. Login to the customer portal at https://login.internap.com Select My Infrastructure -> Cloud Management. On the right column, select Get New API User. Note: this button will reset any existing API credentials. Be sure to copy/paste the […]

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Deploying a Dedicated Backup Server

If you have multiple servers or one large server, managing your backup needs on a dedicated server is a cost efficient way of protecting your data. Aside from cost, benefits include: A separate agent for each server, allowing for custom settings. Easy-to-use software;  R1 Soft Server Backup Manager. Compatible with cPanel. Pre-configured or customizable solutions […]

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Upgrading a Dedicated Server Backup Manager

Introduction For Server Backup Manager 5.2.x and later, you must upgrade the components in the following order or your backups may fail: Backup Manager in the backup server Backup Agents in server(s) where data to back up is collected from Backup Manager Linux: Please follow the steps described in the following article: http://wiki.r1soft.com/display/ServerBackup/Upgrade+Server+Backup+Manager+for+Linux Windows: Please […]

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