OpSource, which provides SaaS and Web applications for on-demand companies, will be launching a Enterprise-targeted Cloud solution, called OpSource Cloud, that hope to achieve the flexibility of the public cloud with the security of the private cloud. Here’s how it works: OpSource Cloud lets each user create a “Private Cloud” within the public Cloud, allowing the client to determine their own degree of public Internet connectivity.
OpSource Cloud, which will be unveiled to the public in October, features uber-customizable security settings, giving the user full control over firewall settings. Other security features include level logons and passwords, operational permissions and departmental and sub-department reporting. OpSource says it will be using VMware for virtualization and application portability between the Cloud and clients.
I demoed the the product from sign-up to basic implementation—OpSource is incredibly easy and quick to set up. You can pay by hour usage, ensuring you are only paying for time that is being used, similar to other public cloud offerings. OpSource Cloud also offers APIs for additional integration. Of course, OpSource faces stiff competition from the giants in the public and private cloud space like Amazon, Rackspace, IBM, HP etc. But OpSource’s CEO says that the company wants to give enterprise clients the best of both worlds when it comes to the private and public cloud. It will certainly be interesting to see if this can actually be accomplished.