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h1. NiftyName
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h2. What? in one sentence
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*NiftyName* project is more than a nifty name, it's *"one of the first Open Source solution to do HaaS"* (Hardware as a Service).
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h2. What? the trilogy
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!nifty_name.png!
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NiftyName is the mix of three strongly linked projects, developped by "ielo":http://www.ielo.net:
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* "Sinn":http://src.ielo.net/wiki/sinn (stands for Sinn is a Nifty Name) aka the core site/datacenter manager.
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* "Zinn":http://src.ielo.net/wiki/zinn (stands for Zinn is a Nifty Name) aka the multiple client/users and multiple Sinn(s) manager.
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* "Zinn-Clients":http://src.ielo.net/wiki/zinn-clients (stands for Zinn-Clients is a Nifty Name for Clients) aka the applications to access Zinn services.
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h2. Why?
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NiftyName exists because "ielo":http://www.ielo.net searched a long time for a datacenter management solution.
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Amazon EC2/S3 solutions (and others) didn't fit for many reasons :
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# Closed/proprietary solution.
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# No way to create your own EC2/S3 in your datacenter(s).
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# Confidentiality risks.
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# ...
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So, NyftyName is born.
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NiftyName is a strong and open basis to *"do your own Cloud Computing"*
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Why? Because Cloud Computing is, in this order:
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# HaaS: *NiftyName* fits well here ;-)
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# SaaS: *your applications* fits well here ;-)
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h2. For whom?
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In few words, *"NiftyName is production grade virtual hardware management solution"*
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For people who want:
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* Complete control over hardware on one/many datacenter(s),
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* Flexible/elastic hardware resources thanks to virtualisation paradigm,
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* Geographicaly redundant architectures,
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* Powerful disaster recovery,
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* Confidentiality,
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* Energy efficience.
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h2. Can I help?
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Yes! some mailing-lists are available:
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* User mailing list here : "Users mailing list":http://lists.src.ielo.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/niftyname-users "Archives":http://lists.src.ielo.net/pipermail/niftyname-users/
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* Developpers mailing list here : "Developpers mailing list":http://lists.src.ielo.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/niftyname-devel "Archives":http://lists.src.ielo.net/pipermail/niftyname-devel/