|"Privately held company|
|Industry||"Internet hosting services|
|Founded||16 February 2010 ("Sydney)|
|Founder||Sheng Yeo ("CEO)
Alex Sharp ("CTO)
|Headquarters||"Sydney, Australia and
"San Francisco, California
|Products||OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform|
Number of employees
OrionVM Wholesale Pty Limited (trading as OrionVM) is an Australian "infrastructure as a service provider and "white-label cloud platform. "Resellers present customers with a rebranded interface for deploying "virtual machine instances, which are only billed for what their customers use. Cloud Harmony benchmarked the OrionVM Cloud Platform's "InfiniBand-backed network storage as the world's fastest in 2011.
OrionVM was founded in a dorm by Sheng Yeo, Alex Sharp and Joseph Glanville in 2010. The company's cloud platform was developed while the founders were still students at the "University of Technology, Sydney and "University of Sydney. After fifteen months of development, their cloud platform entered a Public Beta programme, with a full launch on 1 April 2011.
In 2014, OrionVM received a State Merit award and a National Finalist nomination in the 2014 iAwards, with CTO Alex Sharp winning the Hills YIA Cloud award. The company was nominated for a "Stevie Award for New Product or Service of the Year in Cloud Infrastructure Software, and an Australian Startup Awards nomination.
In 2016, Yeo and Sharp were named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list.
AAPT Connect's rebrand of the platform
|Initial release||1 April 2010|
|Written in||"C, "Python|
|"Operating system||"Linux for hypervisor and instances, "Windows Server for instances|
|"Type||"Infrastructure as a Service|
OrionVM sells a wholesale cloud infrastructure platform for "public, "private and "hybrid cloud deployments. Vendors can "white-label the platform for resale, or for internal use. Prominent resellers include:
OrionVM uses the "Xen hypervisor to "virtualise multiple "machines (referred to as "instances") on the same hardware. "Linux instances use "paravirtualisation for reduced overhead by default, with "Windows Server being deployed using hardware-assisted virtualisation ("HVM).
Traditional "virtual private server and "infrastructure as a service providers consolidate "storage into a "storage area network, which is limited by "Ethernet network speeds and best-effort reliability. OrionVM's platform took design cues from "supercomputers by placing "hypervisor storage and compute on the same "physical servers. These are backed by a "decentralised "InfiniBand "fabric. This improves network reliability and performance, and allows for rapid rollover between physical hosts for "high availability.
To end users, the base of the platform consists of a "web panel, where customers are able to deploy virtual machines. For resellers, the logos and theme can be modified to suit their own branding.
From the panel, users can deploy preconfigured instances with their chosen "operating system and required "memory. Additional "storage disks and "IP addresses can be created separately, then assigned to new or existing instances. After shutting down, further resources can be allocated or "scaled down.
Instances can be accessed "out-of-band via a web-based "serial console or "VNC session. Access is also available via ovm_ctl, an open source command line interface available from "GitHub and the "pip package manager.
Instances can be provisioned from a series of predefined templates, which can be customised if required. They include:
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