Cloudistics is a private cloud software platform, purpose-built to deliver a full-fledged, all-in-one cloud infrastructure that’s ready for use out of the box. With a premium implementation, deployment, operations, and management experience, you can expect that it’s easy, powerful, and able to accelerate your applications — supporting business initiatives and better outcomes. The platform operates free of any hardware-specific dependencies and is programmatically extensible.
Unlike any other cloud, it has been designed, from the ground up, for organizations that need to successfully institute private cloud for digital transformation or as a platform to repatriate workloads from public cloud due to performance needs or data compliance and security concerns.
Why did we create it? To give organizations of all sizes a public-cloud-like experience on-premise, without any of the limitations of public cloud. Cloudistics Ignite is purposely designed to make deployment, implementation, operations and maintenance easy. It re-imagines datacenters beyond traditional network, computing and storage—built on a complete rethink of how on-premise datacenter infrastructure should work.
The benefits of Cloudistics Ignite include:
The three key components of Cloudistics Ignite that make life easier for IT administrators, developers and other end users are:
These are the key components that enable our distinctive approach to your application service delivery. With Cloudistics, IT can respond to business needs much faster, enabling your organization to think beyond virtualization or public cloud to speed your digital transformation and gain the benefits of a successful multi-cloud infrastructure.
As a completely software defined cloud, the system is comprised of the following software defined elements.
- Cloudistics Ignite Cloud Controller
- Cloudistics Application Marketplace
We’ve built our cloud platform to give you unparalleled control, making your datacenter IT simple, agile, and transformative in unprecedented ways.
Cloudistics Ignite Cloud Controller (ICC) orchestrates and manages your on-premises infrastructure and workloads, but resides in the Cloudistics public cloud. It automatically composes networking, storage, and compute resources for any application you desire — making it easy for you to build, manage and monitor your cloud from any browser. And because the cloud software platform is managed in the cloud, it’s continually getting better, with free, non-disruptive upgrades and new features.
The benefits of the Cloudistics Ignite Cloud Controller are:
- A single, unified, web-based multi-site cloud management portal that spans hardware, operating systems, and applications.
- Enables IT generalists, not specialists, to manage your cloud.
- On-premises resources are reserved for business workloads, not management tools.
- Completely HTML 5 based for easy compatibility — browser-based access.
- Automated discovery, deployment, resource configuration and composition.
- Real-time and historical analytics and monitoring.
- Programmable via RestAPI.
The cloud software platform network, storage and compute components are designed to work seamlessly with each other. When the Cloudistics platform is powered on, the Ignite Cloud Controller automatically detects any available 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.
The Cloudistics Application Marketplace makes it easy to search, select, purchase and deploy cloud applications and services in minutes. It includes both public and private pre-built, ready-to-run and reusable, application virtual machine templates that can be deployed instantly. Like the name suggests, the private marketplace is available and accessible to the specific customer.
The Cloudisitcs Application Marketplace includes many popular standardized application and operating system templates, giving you ease of deployment that takes minutes instead of hours.
In addition, you can easily download and create instances and customize your private application marketplace either creating templates from active applications or by importing existing application images from VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V.
With Cloudistics Ignite, you can have a premium approach to private cloud that’s specifically designed to make infrastructure, application and services deployment, implementation, operations and maintenance very easy. Learn how to enable your digital transformation or bring workloads back into your datacenter.
The networking capability is built on a patent pending 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 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.
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.
The Compute architecture enables compute workloads to scale quickly, simply and as needed without the expense and inefficiency of overprovisioning. The compute nodes are driven by 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.
The storage architecture, driven by our storage virtualization software, enables storage capacity and performance to scale linearly and quickly and as needed without the expense and inefficiency of overprovisioning. 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 storage architecture 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.