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Warren.io: Providing Cloud Platform Power Suits to Small Providers!

Warren.ioWe’d like to welcome Warren.io, a company offering an interesting product in the cloud platform space.

In a nutshell (see the one pager), they offer a way for smaller players to compete with big public clouds.  You may think that’s an impossible task, but there are a significant number of service providers who have specialized needs.  They may want significant infrastructure hand-holding or design help, or they may have unique security or data management issues.

The idea with Warren – as in the animal kingdom network – provides a platform so a small provider can offer many of the same cloud features.  They do this by knitting together a stack of open source technologies and providing and elegant interface.

And a novel pricing model.  Or should I say models.  Either pay on a revenue share model or a flat rate resource model.

It’s really cool to see “big cloud” features continue to filter down to smaller providers’ stacks.  Even if you’re not a provider, I enjoyed reading their playbook and technical pages.  It’s really amazing what new projects can do these days by taking all these different beads and stringing them together (to use a Larry Wall metaphor) as building blocks.

If you’re a small provider looking to compete, obviously you want to check out Warren (see also the 2020 article on TechCrunch).  If you’re not a provider, you might enjoy reading up on them also.  Welcome, Warren.io!

4 Comments

  1. Hosting None:

    Pricing seems higher.

    September 2, 2022 @ 2:35 am | Reply
  2. xenstar:

    wowowow..

    Just few days ago I went to computer exhibition in Shenzhen, China and I wanted to launch my own hosting company. But I was worried about the platform and the engineers who will manage it. But seems like I already found the solution. This is what exactly I was looking for.

    September 4, 2022 @ 3:12 pm | Reply
  3. Hi Hosting None,

    yes, the 20% revenue sharing rate would be insane if give you a software package. Our whole business however model is very different from some of the alternative platforms and therefore very difficult to compare.

    What do you get from Warren if partnering up:
    – Cloud delivery platform as a managed service. This means that the service provider would allocate the hardware and Warren team will deploy the platform for free and CI deliver new features and platform changes upon request at least twice every month with zero downtime or effect to the service availability.
    – Warren team is monitoring your clusters to keep them up and running with a 99.95% SLA. The hardware issues are usually resolved in partnership and mostly never involve any service outage due to the architectural resiliency.
    – Joint roadmap. This means that the roadmap is being put together based on the end user demand of all the cloud providers on Warren platform. For example: we are currently working with a company from APAC who is interested in IBM PowerVM support instead of KVM which is obviously a very time consuming development effort. Feature requests like this or for example your local payment gateways integrations etc etc are all included in the 20% revenue shared model. Essentially you can think of the Warren technical team as your engineering department that works with you to best serve your customers with the features it makes most sense business wise.
    – Dedicated Slack channel for day to day conversations in case of any problems that you need us to fix or new features you need to make your day to day operations more effective for example.
    – Campaign based marketing support and so on and so forth..

    hope this helps and always happy to answer any questions you might have.

    September 5, 2022 @ 9:28 am | Reply
  4. Very happy to hear. Thanks for reaching out already. Excited to launch our first location in Bangladesh!

    September 5, 2022 @ 9:35 am | Reply

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