The Hyper-Converged OpenStack on Windows Server cloud infrastructure enables distributed data across individual cloud servers while dismissing the need for expensive dedicated storage hardware. This particular configuration features all of its nodes having compute, storage and networking roles, thus increasing scalability and fault tolerance to new levels all the while dramatically reducing overall costs.
Cloudbase Solutions’ design for the Hyper-Converged data center relies on components that are fully distributed, and is entirely based on commodity hardware, having a remarkably low cost of ownership for the enterprise with the benefit of all the IaaS features offered by OpenStack, for both on-premise as well as public clouds.
The core components for this solution are OpenStack, Microsoft’s Windows Nano Server 2016, Hyper-V, Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and Open vSwitch for Hyper-V, deployed starting from the bare metal up with Cloudbase Solutions’ Juju charms for Windows Server.
Cloudbase Solutions offers the platform as managed or unmanaged, with support for OpenStack and Windows Nano Server 2016, along with orchestration solutions based on OpenStack Heat templates or Juju for all Microsoft based workloads, from Active Directory to SharePoint, Exchange and more!
“The Hyper-Converged infrastructure adds simplicity, increased fault tolerance and scalability to your architecture, which is exactly what modern enterprises are looking for in order to compete efficiently. It’s important for OpenStack customers to know they have choices when it comes to their infrastructure, and we see the Hyper-Converged solution as a key to helping them in achieving that architectural freedom” - said Alessandro Pilotti, Cloudbase Solutions CEO
About Cloudbase Solutions
Cloudbase Solutions™ is dedicated to cloud computing and interoperability. Our mission is to bridge the modern enterprise and cloud computing worlds by bringing OpenStack to Windows-based infrastructures. This effort starts with developing and maintaining all the crucial Windows and Hyper-V OpenStack components and culminates with a product range which includes orchestration for Hyper-V, SQL Server, Active Directory, Exchange and SharePoint Server via Juju charms and Heat templates. Furthermore, to solve the complexity of cloud migration, Cloudbase Solutions developed Coriolis, a cloud migration-as-a-service product for migrating existing Windows and Linux workloads between clouds. Cloud migration is a necessity for a large number of use cases, especially for users moving from traditional virtualization technologies like VMware vSphere or Microsoft System Center VMM to Azure / Azure Stack, OpenStack, Amazon AWS or Google Cloud.