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h1. NiftyName Wiki

h2. What : in one sentence

*NiftyName* projet is more than a nifty name, it's *"one of the first Open Source solution to do HaaS"* (Hardware as a Service).

h2. What : the trilogy

NiftyName is the mix of 3 strong linked projects, developped by "ielo": :
* "Sinn": (stands for Sinn is a Nifty Name) aka the core site/datacenter manager.
* "Zinn": (stands for Zinn is a Nifty Name) aka the multiple client/users and multiple Sinn(s) manager.
* "Zinn-Clients": (stands for Zinn-Clients is a Nifty Name for Clients) aka the applications to manage Zinn provided services.

h2. Why ?

NiftyName exists because "ielo": searched a long time for a datacenter management solution.
Amazon EC2/S3 solutions (and others) didn't fit for many reasons :
# Closed/proprietary solution.
# No way to create your own EC2/S3 in your datacenter(s).
# Confidentiality risks.
# ...

So, NyftyName is born.

NiftyName is a strong and open basis to *"do your own Cloud Computing"*
Why ? Because Cloud Computing is, in this order :
# HaaS : *NiftyName* fits well here ;-)
# SaaS : *your applications* fits well here ;-)

h2. For Who ?

In few words, *"NiftyName is virtual hardware management for professionals"*

For people who want :
* Complete control over hardware on one/many datacenter(s).
* Flexible/elastic hardware resources thanks to virtualisation paradigm.
* Geographicaly redundant architectures.
* Powerful disaster recovery.
* Confidentiality.
* Energy efficience.

h2. Can i help ?

Yes! some mailing lists are available :

* User mailing list here : "Users mailing list": "Archives":
* Developpers mailing list here : "Developpers mailing list": "Archives":