Less than three months ago the Spanish startup Abiquo was preparing to release version 1.5 of its management console for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud platforms.
The company is back with a new beta program for version 1.6 which is fully focused on programmable interfaces.
Abiquo 1.6 beta in fact comes with a Cloud Service API, to automate the migration of existing virtual machines into the cloud platform of choice through the VMware vCloud API standard, and a Cloud Operator API, to automate the workload balancing inside the cloud platform through capacity rules.
Plus, Abiquo 1.6 introduces support for Citrix XenServer as backend hypervisor, support for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and support for a number of networking technologies, including:
- 802.1Q VLAN trunking
- multiple vNICs per virtual machine
- multiple Virtual LANs (VLANs) per virtual datacenter
- named networks
- Allocation Policy management based on VLAN availability
- physical NIC customization
- DHCP Relays