What? in one sentence

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

What? the trilogy

NiftyName is the mix of three strongly linked projects, developped by ielo:


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 :
  1. Closed/proprietary solution.
  2. No way to create your own EC2/S3 in your datacenter(s).
  3. Confidentiality risks.
  4. ...

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:
  1. HaaS: NiftyName fits well here ;-)
  2. SaaS: your applications fits well here ;-)

For whom?

In few words, "NiftyName is production grade virtual hardware management solution"

For people who want:

Can I help?

Yes! some mailing-lists are available: