contegix-enterprise-db-logo-partnerOur typical customer profile is the enterprise that wants to move their physical IT infrastructure into the cloud. They’re either looking for cost savings or flexibility or speed and ease of provisioning services, and Contegix MiraCloud, built on CloudStack is a great solution. The challenge for these customers is around database services, which is why we’ve partnered with EnterpriseDB to offer Postgres Plus Cloud Database.

Contegix will be the first IaaS provider to offer customers an enterprise-class database service that provides all of the features they’d expect from an enterprise class database along with the elasticity and automated functionality that cloud computing promises.

Postgres Plus Cloud Database automatically provisions PostgreSQL or Postgres Plus Advanced Server databases in single instances, high-availability clusters, or application development sandboxes across public and private clouds or traditional data center hardware deployments. Cloud Database allows service providers and organizations to offer elastic and highly scalable database-as-a-service (DBaaS) environments while freeing DBAs and application developers from the rigors of setting up and administering modern and robust database environments.

Built on Cloudstack, Postgres Plus Cloud Database features include:

  • Oracle database compatibility
  • HA database clusters set up in minutes
  • Elastic scale-up
  • Elastic storage & auto backup
  • Self-healing load balancing & connection pooling
  • Database portability for:
    • Public, private and/or hybrid cloud
    • Physical or virtual environments

Connecting to a PostgreSQL or Postgres Plus Advanced Server instance that resides in the cloud is no different than connecting to an instance that resides on traditional hardware. When you initially connect to the Postgres database, you must authenticate yourself with the server, using the role defined when the server cluster was created. All IDE and development tools can connect directly to the database by using the address and port information provided when the cluster was created.