Buyers can subscribe to federated zones and sell cloud resources to customers. If allowed by your license, you can search the marketplace and subscribe to a federated zone added by sellers.
After you subscribe to a compute zone in Federation, the virtual compute resource/data store/network zones are added to your cloud with the names you specified in the wizard and you can view the details of this federated zone.
You can select what federated zones are visible to you at Control Panel > Marketplace: all federated zones or only the private zones for which you have a trust token. By default, this page contains both public and private zones available to you. If you want this page to enlist only the private zones for which you have a trust token, go to Control Panel > Settings > Configuration > Federation tab, move the Only private federated resources slider to the right and click Save configuration.
Subscribe to Federated Zone
To subscribe to a federated zone:
Go to Control Panel left navigation pane Compute Federation > Marketplace. The screen that appears will show a map containing markers for all the zones on a Federation with their details. Click the zone's marker on the map to select it. This zone will appear at the beginning of the list of zones. You need to click the marker of a private zone to view its pricing.
- Tier - the zone's pricing tier: DEV, PRO or PRIVATE
- Country - the country where this zone is located
- City - the city where this compute zone is located
Cloud Score - the relative number which is the average of the IOPS/Bandwidth/CPU scores for this zone. You can arrange the list of zones according to the Cloud/CPU/IOPS/Bandwidth score by clicking the Cloud Score column name and selecting a score type from the drop-down list. The zones with the highest indicator of the selected score will be shown first.
You might see a different Cloud Score value if you apply the tier filter for the list of available zones. The reason being that in a list with no tier filter applied, a zone is compared to all other zones available in Federation. However, if you apply the tier filter, the zone is compared only to the zones of the selected tier and the cloud score is based on that comparison.
Features - additional functionality provided by the zone. This parameter will list only the functionality provided by the zone. A zone can provide the following feaures: High Availability, backups, cross location replication, SSD or HDD storage, Windows licence, DDOS protection, DNS, IPv6, Cloud Motion.
Provider - name of the seller to whom the zone belongs
- Using the sliders and check-boxes on the the left you can filter through the zones available in the Federation to select the ones that comply with your requirements. The following filter options are available:
- Tiers - select the zones with which pricing tier you are interested in: all tiers, Dev, Pro, Enterprise or private.
- Search bar - enter a search word to filter through the available zones. This can be a country, city or a provider name.
- Price calculator - move the sliders to set the amount of CPU (cores), RAM (MB), disk size (GB) and number of IP address you require. The boxes with the information on the three tiers are available under the map and will show the hourly and monthly price for the selected resources in zones belonging to different tiers.
- Region - select the zones from which region you are interested in: Europe, Asia, Northern America, South America, Africa or Oceania.
- Cloud Score - move the slider to the right to select the required cloud score
- Features - tick the check-boxes next to the features you require. You can filter among zones with the following feature(s): HA, SSd, Windows licence, DDOS protection, IPv6 and DNS.
- Certificates - tick the check-boxes next to the certificates you require. You can filter among zones with the following certificate(s):
- ISO 27001 - an information security standard which is published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
- HIPAA - the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The primary goal of the law is to make it easier for people to keep health insurance, protect the confidentiality and security of healthcare information and help the healthcare industry control administrative costs.
- PCI/DSS - a proprietary information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards from the major card schemes including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, etc.
- SOX - a United States federal law that set new or expanded requirements for all U.S. public company boards, management and public accounting firms.
- Ssae16 - a regulation created by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for redefining and updating how service companies report on compliance controls
- Tier 1/Tier 2/ Tier 4/ Tier 4 - levels in a thorough, quantifiable manner published by Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers in the ANSI/TIA-942 or Uptime Institute independent certifications
- Click the Actions icon next to the appropriate zone, and choose Subscribe.
- On the screen that appears, enter the following details:
- Compute zone label - the compute zone with the label specified will be created in your cloud
- Compute resource label - the compute resource with the label specified will be created in your cloud
- Datastore zone label - the datastore zone with the label specified will be created in your cloud
- Datastore label - the data store with the label specified will be created in your cloud
- Network zone label - the network zone the label specified will be created in your cloud
- Network label - the network with the label specified will be created in your cloud
Template group label - the template group with the desired label will be created in your cloud
If you want the same label for all instances, mentioned above, you can fill in compute zone label only, and all other fields will be auto-filled with the same label.
- Click the Subscribe button.
Now the federated zone should appear under the Settings > Compute zones menu and you will be able to create VSs in this zone. Be aware that resources in this zone are spread across multiple compute resources.
To enable your customers create virtual servers in a federated zone, create billing plan with this zone and other resources included.
The zone with the greatest performance, gets the highest cloud score.
The score is the relative number calculated by the following formula:
(resource benchmark / max resource benchmark)*100 = score
If no tier filter is applied, a zone's score for different parameters is calculated against all other federated zones. If the tier filter is applied, a zone's scores are calculated against the zones within the same tier.
Click the Cloud Score button next to the zone you are interested in and select the corresponding tab to view how the zone's cloud score/CPU benchmark and score/disk IOPS and score/bandwidth speed and score/Uptime developed over time.
To zoom into a time period drag the chart by holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse. Click the Reset Zoom button to zoom out again.
View Federated Zone
To view a federated compute zone:
- Log in to your Control Panel.
- Go to the Settings > Compute zones menu.
- On the page that loads, you will see the list of compute zones in your cloud with the options to suspend and unsubscribe from a federated zone.
- Click the compute zone Label to see the compute zone details including:
- the compute resource with the label you specified in the wizard when subscribing to a zone.
- the amount of VSs created within this zone.
- the total amount of CPU cores, the number of CPU cores available and used.
- the total and free RAM for this compute resource.
- Click the Tools button at the top right corner of the screen and choose Manage Data Stores.
- The page with the virtual federated data store will load with the following details:
- data store identifier
- disk usage (GB)
- disk capacity (GB)
To view the details of the federated network that is attached to your federated compute zone:
- Go to the Settings > Compute zones menu
- Click the label of the required compute resource.
- Click the Tools button at the top right corner of the screen and choose Manage Networks
- The page that loads will list the following details:
- network interface name
- network interface identifier
Also there is another way to access the list of federated zones you are subscribed to:
- Go to Control Panel > Subscribed Zones. The screen that appears will show the federated zones you have subscribed to with their details.
- Click the Actions button next to the required zone. Select Unsubscribe if you want to unsubscribe from the federated zone. Select Local zone to proceed to the compute zone overview page.