Deutsche Telekom has expanded the portfolio of the Open Telekom Cloud with a relational MySQL database service. Companies can query the database directly using a standard interface.
The service is provided in a variety of flavors for different business needs, ranging from one vCPU and 2 GB RAM for 3 cents per hour to size of 8 cores and 64 GB RAM for around one euro per hour. Hard drives for storage are also available in different sizes, either as SATA, SAS or SSD.
Users who need a high-availability solution can also replicate databases on a second server. Like in a twin data center, all generated data is constantly synchronized on the second, standby database. In addition, up to five read replicas can be used. This approach is optimized for use cases that require fast read access to the database, for example, for a company's online shop.
The Open Telekom Cloud also provides a database management tool to its users, which gives administrators the possibility to monitor the performance of the selected MySQL flavor and optimize it when necessary – or even switch to a different flavor with larger or smaller dimensions.
MySQL is currently available from the Open Telekom Cloud in version 5.6.30. Other services with additional database formats are in planning.
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.