Cloudistics

The 4th generation IT infrastructure

Cloudistics is a virtualization platform,
delivered on an appliance and controlled from the sky.


Control Plane

Software as a service

 Ignite

  • – The control plane is hosted by Cloudistics (SaaS) and used deploy apps (via HTML interface or APIs)
  • – Also performs transparent, non-disruptive virtualization software and firmware updates

Virtualization Platform

Server, storage, and network virtualization software

  • True multi-tenancy for dynamic virtual datacenters vs inflexible physical clusters bounds
  • No VMware Tax
  • – Includes physical and virtual network fabric, interwoven with the solution
  • Fully compliant with government certifications such as FIPS140-2, Common Criteria, and STIG

Appliance

Compute, storage, network, and hybrid

  • 3x faster storage than HCI (bare metal performance) with elastic block storage
  • 50% less storage needed than HCI due to resiliency through RAID instead of replication
  • 80%+ utilization by scaling resources pools individually in clusterless resource pools
  • Hybrid resources appear like local capacity

 

 

 

 

Compute
Storage
Network Fabric

Scaling Unit
Blade
– Dual socket Xeon E5-2600 v4
– 20, 28, 36, 40, 44 cores
– 128 – 1536 GiB RAM
– Up to 8 hot-pluggable blades per block

Storage Block
– Up to 184 TB flash per block, before dedupe and compression
– 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB 3D V-NAND hot-pluggable enterprise flash drives, up to 32 per block
– Active / passive controllers for HA

10/40 GbE Router
– 48 x 10GbE SFP+ fabric links
– 6 x 40GbE QSFP+ uplinks
– Active / passive pair for HA


Min/Max Configuration
– 2 blades, up to 1024 blades

– 12 TB, up to 24 PB

– Non-blocking, spine-leaf architecture


Connectivity

– 2x10GbE per blade

– 4x10GbE per controller, 8x10GbE per block, capable of 4GB/s
– 200,000 IOPS, 0.2 ms latency

– Multi-bonded connections to blades and storage blocks
– Switch I/O bandwidth: 1.44Tbps (full-duplex) non-blocking
– Switching latency: sub-600ns


Virtualization

– Cloudistics Spark or RedHat (KVM)

– Cloudistics Elastic Block Storage (EBS)

– Cloudistics Adaptive Overlay Network (AON)


Features

– N+x HA
– RAM / CPU oversubscription
– Memory Ballooning
– Hot injection
– Resource tagging and affinity rules
– Automatic resource scheduling

– Dual controllers for HA
– Dedupe, compression, thin provisioning, single instancing
– Unlimited snapshots with variable retention policy
– Async remote replication
– KMIP compliant encryption
– Zero-copy clones

– Dual switches for HA
– Line speed virtual switching and routing (performance identical to bare metal)
– Native micro-segmentation with support for network function virtualization to avoid hairpinning


Power
– 250 W (max) per blade

– 1600 W (max) per block

– 234 W (max) per switch


Form Factor
2U
2U
1U