Model-S virtualized hardware

Power on, connect to the Internet and go.

The Model-S hardware consists of all the hardware you need to deploy an on-premises cloud. Tightly integrated network, storage, and compute hardware is provisioned, managed and controlled through the Ignite Cloud Controller.

Zero-touch deployment.

The Model-S hardware makes remote deployments easy and scaling up worry-free. Configure network, storage and compute hardware from anywhere without ever touching it. Once the hardware has power and Internet, it’ll connect to Ignite to get its configuration and start hosting your applications.

The Model-S hardware is engineered to make remote deployments easy and scaling up and out worry free.

Cloud managed.

The Cloudistics hardware is completely cloud managed, which makes it easy for you to build, manage and monitor your cloud from any browser. And because the Model-S hardware is managed in the cloud, it’s continually getting better, with free upgrades and new features.

Seamless.

The Model-S network, storage and compute components are designed to work seamlessly with each other. When the units are powered on, the Ignite Cloud Controller automatically detects the resources and enables high-speed connectivity between them. You can drill down from the switch ports to the storage and compute resources and even cycle power devices remotely, resulting in fewer truck rolls and need for onsite assistance.

Network block

The network block is an SDN router which connects the Cloud Controller to your environment. It manages all north/south and east/west traffic within the Cloudistics infrastructure without impacting your current environment.

The SDN router decouples control, data and management traffic into different planes. This allows Cloudistics to deliver predictable performance that scales linearly between compute and storage.

It is the control point for the on-premises cloud infrastructure—the brains of the infrastructure.

The Model-S Network block SDN router is a high-density, ultra-low-latency ToR switch that features 48 x 10GbE SFP+ and 6 x 40GbE ports (or 72 x 10GbE ports in breakout mode). It is built for peak performance with up to 720Gbps (half-duplex), 1.44Tbps (full-duplex) and sub 600ns latency.

The network block is driven by our simpler, smarter and open-standards based network virtualization software that is 50x faster than current network virtualization solutions available today.

Built-in micro-segmentation functionality allows you to control communication and security between applications with a few clicks.

Specifications

Performance

Line-rate ports

48 x 10GbE SFP+ ports or 72 10GbE ports with breakout cables

40GbE ports

6 x 40GbE QSFP+ ports

Switch I/O bandwidth

1.44 Tbps

Forwarding rate

1080 Mbps

Switching latency

sub 600ns

Packet buffer memory

12MB

CPU memory

2GB

Physical

Ports

48 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ ports

6 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports

1 x RJ45 console/management port with RS232 signaling

1 x USB 2.0 type A to support mass storage device

1 x Micro-USB 2.0 type B Serial Console Port

Size

1RU, 1.71 h x 17.09 w x 17.13″ d (4.35 h x 43.4 w x 46 cm d)

Weight

18.52 lbs (8.4 kg)

Noise

ISO 7779 A-weighted sound pressure level: 59.6 dBA at 73.4°F (23°C)

Power supply

100 – 240 VAC 50/60 Hz

Max. thermal output:

799.64 BTU/h

Max. current draw per system

2.344A/1953A at 100/120V AC, 1.145A/0.954A at 200/240V

AC Max. power consumption:

234.35 Watts (AC)

Typical power consumption:

153 Watts

Operating temperature:

32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)

Operating humidity:

10 to 85% (RH), non-condensing

Storage temperature:

40°F to 158°F (–40°C to 70°C)

Redundancy

Hot swappable redundant power

Hot swappable redundant fans

Regulatory compliance

Safety

UL/CSA 60950-L Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, IEC 60950-1 Second Edition Including all National Deviations and Group Differences, EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products Part1: Equipment Classification Requirements and User’s Guide, EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communications Systems, FDA Regulation 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11

Emissions

Australia/New Zealand: ASNZS CISPR 22: 2006, Class A, Canada: ICES-003, Issue-4, Class A,

Europe: EN 55022: 2006+A1:2007 (CISPR 22: 2006), Class A,

Japan: VCCI V3/2009 Class A

Immunity

EN300 386 V1.4.1:2008 EMC for Network Equipment, EN 55024: 1988 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003, EN 61000-3-2: Harmonic Current Emissions, EN 61000-3-3: Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker, EN61000-4-2: ESD, EN 61000-4-3: Radiated Immunity, EN 61000-4-4: EFT, EN 61000-4-5: Surge, EN 61000-4-6: Low Frequency Conducted Immunity

RoHS

EU RoHS compliant

Compute block

Built on the Dell FX2 chassis, the compute block is a highly modular 2U rack-based enclosure. The architecture enables compute workloads to scale quickly, simply, and as needed without the expense and inefficiency of overprovisioning. Each block can contain between 2 and 8 compute nodes powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors. There is no upper limit to the maximum number of compute blocks. Customers can start with one node and scale to thousands of nodes.

The compute block has shared, redundant power and cooling, I/O fabric, and management infrastructure. Each rack-based enclosure can host up to eight compute nodes and features eight (8) 10GbE ports that connect the compute nodes to the network block. Shared, redundant power and cooling enable the enclosures to drastically improve cost-efficiency. A fully loaded compute block can provide up to 224 CPU cores and 4TB DDR4 memory (64 DIMMs).

The compute nodes are ultra-compact quarter-width form factor. They offer an ideal balance of density, performance, memory and high-speed I/O. Each compute node features:

  • Two multi-core Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 processors
  • Up to 8 memory DIMMs
  • One 1.8″ SATA SSD
  • Dual-port 10Gb LOM

The compute nodes are driven our open KVM-based compute virtualization software (and other software that supports network virtualization). It supports full and para virtualization, live migration, CPU/memory/storage oversubscription, and CPU and memory hot-plug. It also natively supports stateless and stateful Docker containers with close to bare-metal performance and density, while preserving HA, failure isolation and live migration of containers.

Specifications

Compute block chassis

Physical

Dimensions

2RU, 3.41” h x 17.06” w x 33.52” d (8.68 h x 43.35 w x 85.15 cm d)

Power supplies Hot-plug PSUs

2000W, 1600W or 1100W AC in 1+1 redundant or 2+0 non-redundant configurations

Cooling

8 hot-swappable fans provide cooling to the I/O components in the system

Compute Node Options

8 Compute Nodes

Compute nodes

Processor

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family

Sockets

2

Cache

2.5MB per core

Core Options

10, 12 and 14

Chipset

Intel C610 series

Memory

64 GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB

Storage

1 x 1.8” uSATA SSDs

Dimensions

1.67” h x 4.04” w x 18.89” d (4.25h x 10.27 w x 45 cm d)

Storage block

Built on the Dell FX2 chassis, the storage block is built on a highly modular 2U rack-based enclosure technology. The architecture enables storage capacity and performance to scale linearly and quickly, and as needed without the expense and inefficiency of overprovisioning. A single 2U Cloudistics storage block delivers a staggering throughput of 4GB/s and 200,000 IOPs with all-flash storage. There is no upper limit to the maximum number of storage blocks. With storage federation, customers can start with one storage block and scale to Exabytes of capacity.

The Model-S storage block has shared, redundant power and cooling; I/O fabric; and management infrastructure. Each storage block contains two storage controllers and up to two storage sleds. Each storage controller features four (4) 10GbE host ports per controller that connect to the SDN routers. Each storage sled accommodates up to 16 hot-plug SSD SATA drives in a side-loading, front removable drive bay sleeve with a total of 32 drives per block. The flash drives are independently serviceable while the storage block is in operation.

The storage block is driven by our storage virtualization software. It simplifies storage management by eliminating clusters, the need to set up RAID groups, export LUNs, or set up multi-pathing. (drop or set up clustering). Unlike storage virtualization approaches based on shared file systems (for instance, VMware VMFS), we provide high-performance shared direct block access. Enterprise-grade storage functionality includes thin provisioning, snapshots, cloning, integrated backup, and asynchronous replication.

Specifications

Storage Block Chassis

Physical

Dimensions

2RU, 3.41” h x 17.06” w x 33.52” d (8.68 h x 43.35 w x 85.15 cm d)

Power supplies Hot-plug PSUs

2000W, 1600W or 1100W AC in 1+1 redundant or 2+0 non-redundant configurations

Cooling

8 hot-swappable fans provide cooling to the I/O components in the system

Storage Controller Options

2 Storage Controllers

Storage Controller

Processor

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family

Sockets

1

Cache

2.5MB per core

Core Options

10

Chipset

Intel C610 series

Memory

64 GB

Storage

1 x 1.8” uSATA SSDs

Dimensions

1.58” h x 8.32” w x 20.43” d (4.01h x 2.12 w x  5.19 cm d)

Storage Sled

Drive options

500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB SATA SSD

Hot-plug hard drive options

Up to 16 x SFF SATA SSD per sled

Dimensions

1.58” h x 8.32” w x 20.43” d (4.01h x 2.12 w x  5.19 cm d)