What Is Cloud Hosting?

What Is Cloud Hosting?

The Exabytes Cloud Controller

The Exabytes Cloud Controller (base server) manages every aspect of your cloud, including resources, health monitoring, user management, billing calculations and failover procedures.

Web interface (Control Panel)

The Control Panel is an intuitive web-based interface to the Exabytes Cloud Controller. It provides point-and-click control over every aspect of your cloud.

Layered management capabilities

Services and resources can be managed at a high level, or in detail for specific virtual machines. This enables virtual machines to be individually switched on and off, resized, redeployed, migrated and much more. You can offer end users access to these functions , or control them yourself.

High Availability, self-healing & automatic failover

Exabytes features extremely robust failover mechanisms, with intelligent monitoring of cloud services and nodes, and automatic service restoration in case of failure. If a hypervisor fails, Exabytes will automatically relocate its virtual machines and reroute application data.

What Is Cloud Hosting?

The Exabytes Cloud Controller

Hypervisors host virtual machines and give them access to virtualized hardware resources. Exabytes supports multiple hypervisor platforms including Xen & KVM.

Multi-hypervisor design

Exabytes’s multi-hypervisor design enables you to set up and manage clouds based on different virtualization platforms. Exabytes currently supports Xen and KVM hypervisors: Hyper-V and VMware support will be added in the future.

Virtual Machines

Exabytes enables multiple flavors or 32- and 64-bit Windows and Linux virtual machines to be hosted simultaneously. VMs have their own root accounts which can be controlled, configured and managed by their owners, and can be deployed in seconds using Exabytes VM templates.

Dynamic, intelligent resource management
Exabytes deploys virtual machines across available hypervisors intelligently, to maximize hardware utilization. Dynamic resource management enables resources to be allocated to virtual machines instantly.

CIM firewall

Exabytes implements a Customer Isolation Module on hypervisors, in addition to the hypervisor’s own security features. This anti-spoof/anti-sniff firewall ensures you can host thousands of virtual machines in complete isolation.

Data Stores

Data Stores can use almost any storage configuration you’re likely to need: RAID, LVM, ATAoE, iSCSI and Fibre.


Exabytes enables automatic periodic data backup, as well as emergency backup, as part of a disaster recovery system. Exabytes controls the physical and virtual routing of SANs, which enables seamless SAN failover management. This ensures system reliability and enterprise-class resilience for your cloud hosting service.

Flexi Cloud Nodes

Exabytes Flexi Cloud Node’s Cloud Hosting is made up of one or more nodes. Each node provides 1GB RAM, 10GB SAN storage, 1 CPU Core and 1GB/hour data transfer. Discounts apply when buying multiple nodes, so the more you need, the more you can save.