From now on, the Open Telekom Cloud will get a new release every month. Up to now, new features, functions and services of Deutsche Telekom's public cloud offering have been released three times a year. These three dates will remain in place but, in the future, they will be supplemented by monthly updates. The February 2019 release for the Open Telekom Cloud marks the beginning with a new service, a function extension and a new flavor.
New entry-level flavor in the dedicated host (DeH) category
The offering now includes the dedicated host (DeH) flavor with Intel Xeon Gold processor in the general purpose category: "We are continuously developing the Open Telekom Cloud and are very focused on the needs of the users and the community. More and more companies have been asking us recently for an entry-level solution in the area of dedicated hosts," says Torsten Deutsch, Product Manager Open Telekom Cloud at T-Systems. “We have now expanded our offering accordingly to best meet this need." The hardware specifications of the KVM-based flavor in detail: Intel® Skylake®-SP Xeon Gold 5118 (16.5 MB L3 cache, 2.3 GHz), 72 vCPUs, 2 sockets with 12 cores each and 328 GB RAM.
Cloud Search Service: search function for online shops and other websites
The Cloud Search Service (CSS) now offers users of the Open Telekom Cloud the option of integrating a search function into an online shop or other website without having to set up their own service or additional virtual machines. The service can be booked directly in the dashboard of the Open Telekom Cloud and is based on the well-known open source service Elasticsearch – a powerful software that can search very large amounts of data within milliseconds. The Kibana service is used to visualize the search results.
"Search functions are an absolute must for most web offerings," says Torsten Deutsch. "It's not just about finding what you're looking for on a website quickly and reliably. It's also about giving operators a way to evaluate search queries in order to constantly optimize their websites. With CSS, both are now very easy."
Restore deleted VMs: Cloud Server Backup Service
The Open Telekom Cloud’s already familiar Cloud Server Backup Service now also protects companies against data loss in the event of the accidental deletion of virtual machines (VMs): Users of the service can now restore virtual machines at any time via an image. The new "Create Image" function replicates virtual machines based on the last backup. Users can find the corresponding button next its backup in the console of the Cloud Server Backup Service.
At a glance: the benefits of Open Telekom Cloud
- Security: The data are hosted in highly secure Telekom computing centres in Germany.
- Scalability: Computing power and memory can be ordered and set up online and adapted flexibly at any time.
- Pricing models: We offer you flexible and fixed contractual periods as well as a combination of both models.
- No vendor lock-in: Open Telekom Cloud is based on OpenStack, a freely available open-source standard. You can change the provider at any time.
- Individual configuration: CPU, RAM, storage, network – you can put a package together for yourself that matches your requirements to the optimum degree.
- IaaS for all: Open Telekom Cloud is extremely flexible and therefore suitable for companies of every size.