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jul, 03/19/2009 03:25 PM

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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).

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.

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 :
  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 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.

Can i help ?

Yes! some mailing lists are available :

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