A number of vendors have rolled out ‘cloud in a box’ solutions that offer a preconfigured private cloud solution for on-premises deployment. However, most such vendors typically deliver software-only offerings, which are thus subject to the limitations of the physical network, storage, and server infrastructure in place in the customer’s data center.
Cloudistics, in contrast, offers an AWS-compatible on-premises cloud offering in the form of an integrated hardware/software platform. Furthermore, the vendor has taken care to configure its solution from the bare metal up.
This solution includes virtual networking (at OSI level three, thus supporting microsegmentation without the need for VLANs); clusterless storage (similar to AWS’s own storage architecture); multitenancy; and a cloud-based control plane for ease of management.
The result: a private cloud solution that offers 8x performance at half the cost of software-only alternatives, while offering greater horizontal scalability than hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) offerings on the market.
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