Cloudistics is a premium private cloud software appliance built using software-defined infrastructure (SDI). An automated cloud infrastructure that fits in your datacenter or a co-location facility, it operates free of any hardware-specific dependencies and is programmatically extensible. For organizations that need private cloud for digital transformation or as a platform to repatriate workloads that aren’t a good fit for public cloud—Cloudistics offers compelling possibilities.
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.
Cloudistics Ignite Cloud Controller (ICC) orchestrates and manages the on-premises infrastructure and workloads, but reside in the Cloudistics public cloud. The ICC automates and orchestrates infrastructure provisioning in real time to achieve complete and secure vertical hardware, software and workload integration. The ICC federates and abstracts all physical hardware into a private cloud service.
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.
- Delivers a simple design to be controlled by an IT generalist, not a specialist
- On-premises resources are reserved for business workloads, not management tools.
- Completely HTML 5 based.
- Automated discovery, deployment, resource configuration and composition.
- Real-time and historical analytics and monitoring.
- RestAPI capable.
- Embedded Application Marketplace, to launch applications in minutes, not hours.
Cloudistics Ignite Cloud Controller is accessed through a web browser and enables a unified multi-site management capability eliminating the need for multiple consoles. Users are delivered a pool of disaggregated, composable CPU, memory and storage resources that can be allocated on the fly as requirements emerge and change.
Cloudistics Ignite Software-Defined Networking (SDN) provides a method to automatically configure and manage all physical and virtual network devices.
Cloudistics SDN includes network overlay virtualization and network function virtualization. Cloudistics overlay networking allows the virtual network to operate at line speeds without encapsulation to help prevent performance loss. To maximize secure performance, Cloudistics Network Function Virtualization includes distributed switching, routing, firewall software as well as NAT and load balancing at the edge. The micro-segmentation and distributed firewalls allow Cloudistics to attach firewall policies by virtual network, significantly improving the overall security of the system.
The benefits of Cloudistics SDN are:
- Increased agility by abstracting applications and workloads from the physical network
- Central intelligence control through policies for all networks
- Consistent network programmability
Cloudistics Ignite Software-Defined Storage (SDS) provides the application and data storage layer of the Cloud. It combines the benefits of the network layer with the benefits of all-flash storage capacity for advanced resource pooling, elasticity, accelerated application performance and service delivery.
Our SDS implementation also includes an integrated backup, recovery and archiving capability needed to maintain business continuity, web and database services as well as legal compliance.
The benefits of Cloudistics SDS are:
- Significantly reduced overhead compared to disk or virtual disk
- Increased reliability compared to disk
- Increased application performance compared to disk [BW1]
- Integrated resilience within appliance and automatically across appliances
Cloudistics Ignite Software-Defined Compute (SDC) delivers the processing (CPU and Memory) layer of the Cloud. It combines KVM-based virtualization, hardware integration and automation to orchestrate and deliver an end-to-end compute platform. It goes beyond virtualization to enable a powerful application-centric, trustworthy infrastructure to make composable workloads a reality.
The Cloudistics Ignite Software-Defined Compute can accelerate your move toward a Software-Defined Datacenter by supporting both containers and server virtualization side-by-side.
The benefits of Cloudistics SDC are:
- Full virtualization
- Support for Linux, Windows, and BSD [BW2]
- Agile platform with integrated support for containers
- Hot-plug virtual CPU and memory
- Live migration
- Near-native performance
- Advanced security
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 of the popular applications such as Chef, Cloudera, Docker, Hadoop, Hortonworks, Pivotal, Puppet, Windows and Linux operating systems.
As an example, you can easily download and create instances and customize your private marketplace with custom applications or import 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.