Category Archives: Operating System

Interactive Cloud OS 0.97-18 (public beta) released!

The Interactive Cloud OS, the Open Source Linux distribution optimized for Cloud computing and virtualization is released as public beta in a second edition with fixes.

Interactive Cloud OS currently runs on Linux Kernel 3.11.1.

You can download the Interactive Cloud OS in the download today! We will list the updated download link.

More versions and broader platform support is coming soon. To receive further information about Interactive Cloud OS and updates please enlist HERE

Interactive Cloud OS 0.97-16 (public beta) released!

The Interactive Cloud OS, the Open Source Linux distribution optimized for Cloud computing and virtualization is released as public beta.

Interactive Cloud OS currently runs on Linux Kernel 3.11.1.

You can download the Interactive Cloud OS in the download area.

More versions and broader platform support is coming soon. To receive further information about Interactive Cloud OS and updates please enlist HERE

Interactive Cloud OS – What is it?

Interactive Cloud OS is a multi-functional operating system optimized and designed for virtualization and cloud computing. It is not based on other operating systems or distributions, but designed and built completely from scratch – based on the latest Linux Kernels available.

With Interactive Cloud OS, you can run more than one operating system on your computer simultaneously (Windows, Linux, BSD, Solaris…). The amount of Guest OSes is limited by your hardware resources (CPU, RAM and HDD Space) only.

In a deployment with more than one server, resources can be shared and balanced among your Cloud and Virtual Machines can be shifted from one computer to another and even from one site to another.

By using strong VPNs, you are able to locate your servers all over the world and shift your resources as needed.

Interactive Cloud OS is Open Source and free: No license fees and no hidden costs!

 

The Benefits are endless:

  • Reduce costs by using less hardware
  • Enhance flexibility of your installation by moving your VMs locally or worldwide
  • Reduce the CO2 footprint
  • Balance the Load of your servers
  • Allocate more space dynamically when you need it
  • Use VMs for testing or updating procedures
  • Destroy a VM when a test fails and start a new one in seconds from your saved snapshot
  • Use snapshots to clone your installation
  • Use snapshots to backup and cold-standby your services
  • Secure your servers with central security management
  • Connect your cloud worldwide via strong VPN tunnels and act worldwide
  • […]

Curious? Get more information about Interactive Cloud OS HERE

 

World’s first Interactive Cloud OS bundled with OpenStack out of the box!

Interactive Cloud OS is a turnkey solution bundled with well-known OpenStack environment.

Benefit from the best of two breeds:

  • OpenStack as a comfortable and powerful Graphical User interface to provision Virtual Machines.
  • Interactive Cloud OS as a solid Operating System optimized for fast, reliable and secure cloud computing.

This is world’s first open source cloud operating system and management distribution on one DVD. It is 100% optimized for cloud computing and security.

We are offering a complete solution (Interactive Cloud OS bundled with OpenStack (http://www.openstack.org) as an all-containing ISO File, so it can be easily installed from a DVD drive or via USB stick. And it is free – so you don’t have to pay any license fees!

Easy and fast cloud deployment in 10 Minutes!

Your first Login to the OpenStack Management Server

Login to the Management Dashboard

Cloud computing has never been easier: Install the DVD in 10 Minutes, restart the server and login to the management dashboard with a normal Internet Browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome).

Within seconds, you can set up your first Virtual Machine and start running your own cloud.

It is just that easy!

For bigger installations, you can set up one server as management system and deploy additional Interactive Cloud OS servers as you want. They will follow the commands of the management server.

The more servers you deploy, the bigger is your cloud computing platform.

Let’s take a look at the management interface. As soon as you login, you can view all existing projects running.

View Existing Projects

View existing projects running on Interactive Cloud OS

 

Start launching your own virtual machines, by selecting an instance. Of course, you can upload your personal images to the server and deploy your own environment.

LaunchInstance

After a few seconds, your server is up and running in your private cloud.

You can get futher details on our cloud solution here.

 

Interactive Cloud OS on Linux Kernel 3.10

Linux Kernel 3.10

Linux Kernel 3.10

From July 5th 2013, we are compiling our Interactive Cloud OS with Linux Kernel 3.10, so this is the first Linux distribution based on this kernel.

The ISO image has a size of roughly ~ 617 MB, so the image does nicely fit on one regular CD. No DVD drive is needed for installation!

This Interactive Cloud OS edition is tested successfully in a standard KVM environment, we need to do some additional testing on more hardware before BETA release, though.

The installation will be tested from 8th – 12th of July on this hardware:

  • Hewlett Packard Proliant DL 380 G4
  • Hewlett Packard Proliant DL 380 G5
  • Hewlett Packard Proliant DL 380 G6

After DL 380 G6 testing, the release will be regarded as operational and will be released testers.

Beginning August, 2013, there will be additional tests on hardware::

  • Hewlett Packard Proliant DL 380 G7
  • Hewlett Packard Proliant DL 380 G8

Interactive Cloud OS @ Webmonday Frankfurt: Save the date.

On July 8th, there is a short introduction to our new Interactive Cloud OS Distribution. The presentation will be held at the Webmontag #50, Frankfurt / Main in the “Brotfabrik”.

The Webmonday’s  main topic is “code” for this evening, but the Interactive Cloud OS will be presented within the “Spotlight” time slots after the half-time break.

The event starts on Monday, the 8th of July 2013 at 19:00. After presentation, there will be a good chance to talk to the project founders.

Please enlist to the event at: http://www.wmfra.de/programm/webmontag-frankfurt-50-schwerpunkt-code.html

Here you can find the location map:http://www.brotfabrik.info/index.php?id=10

Hope to see you there! 🙂

ISO Life CD on Kernel 3.9.8 to be released soon

Pre-alpha release for Download available

From 28th of June 2013, we are offering our Interactive Cloud OS as Pre-alpha release ISO CD for customers, testers and contributors.

This release is based on Linux Kernel 3.9.3.

An ISO with Kernel 3.9.8 will be released very soon. If you want to enlist for the Download of the BETA release, please enlist at: http://cloudos.internet.de/download.