Especially developers and companies should be able to benefit from the new offer. In the next few months, the offer should be significantly expanded.
Developer services like Docker, DreamFactory, GitLab, LampStack, Mantis, Redmine, RubyStack, Squash, Subversion and Trac are already available today. Also available for companies are diverse content management systems, including Alfresco Community, Drupal, Joomla, Typo3, WordPress and Xoops, several CRM tools, including CivicCRM, Dolibarr, Fat Free CRM, SugarCRM, X2EngineSales and Zurmo, as well as e-commerce Software like Magento, OpenCart and Spree is available.
In addition, there is the possibility to handle various, project-related tasks in the 1 & 1 App Center via the 1 & 1 App Center. Examples of this are the photo and file sharing tools Coppermine, RessourceSpace and ownCloud, the survey management by LimeSurvey or the project management of Open Atrium and OpenProject. But there are also a number of offers for areas such as ERP, password management, e-learning or social network and marketing automation that are to be expanded.
For the offer 1 & 1 works together with the US enterprise Bitnami, which has specialized on keeping applications up-to-date. Since the offer of 1 & 1 is strongly based on the offer of Bitnami , it is likely that the next applications are based on the Bitnami catalog. Users can also vote on the provider’s website for applications to be included in the distribution by Bitnami.
1-and-1 App Center 800Currently, the 1 & 1 App Center offers about 80 applications, by the middle of the year it should be around 200. (Screenshot: ITespresso)
On the one hand, the 1 & 1 App Center helps companies, of course, set up various applications on the host’s cloud servers and keep them up-to-date. The administration interface for this is very simple and should allow less savvy users to take advantage of the offer. On the other hand, due to the fact that it is billed to the minute, it is also a good opportunity to try out several applications in a simple and uncomplicated manner, before finally deciding on one.
Since no long-term contracts have to be concluded and the resources are almost immediately available, the new offer is also well suited to handle time-limited projects, for example in marketing or in contact with customers. Thus, the preparation for a trade fair appearance, a raffle for new customer acquisition or an action disconnected from everyday business – such as collaboration with a university, a benefit campaign or an ideas competition could be easily accomplished with the standard tools available at 1 & 1 by the specialist department, without always the internal IT Department.
Customers pay at 1 & 1 for the ever-customizable CPU count, memory and SSD memory. Free of charge are data transfer, SSD, load balancer, private networks and support. The apps can be selected via the 1 & 1 Cloud Panel and are then automatically set to the previously selected VM size. An integrated cost tracking always shows the costs incurred so far. A monthly cost forecast informs you about the costs that can be expected in the currently selected configuration in the current month.