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Today’s software-defined economy requires businesses to move faster than their competitors. Speed and agility is critical to keeping up with competitive demands for new applications and big data analytics, as well maintaining existing infrastructure.

Many enterprise organizations and their software developers are turning to OpenStack® for its open APIs, flexible architecture and large commercial ecosystem to compete in a completely new paradigm of software development and deployment.

According to Gartner, “The modular architecture of OpenStack provides extreme flexibility in terms of implementation, particularly when compared with the fixed-function design of many monolithic commercial CMPs.

CloudOval provides integratet solution for service calculation, customer on-boarding and management of its private cloud and for the administrator to manage all available resources, services and customers. It is flexible, fast and easy to use.

Calculator

We provide you with dedicated web portal to calculate and order required resources – infrastructure or application. Prices can be individually set per customer, or internal division and organization group. Resource approval process can also vary depending on customer type.

There are two models of chargeback: prepaid and post-paid. Prepaid model works very well when we need to keep IT budget under strict control, while post-paid offers users a carte blanche.

calculatorCalculator

We provide you with dedicated web portal to calculate and order required resources – infrastructure or application. Prices can be individually set per customer, or internal division and organization group. Resource approval process can also vary depending on customer type.

userpanelUSER PANEL

The user panel of your private cloud – internal or external – offers management functions covering:

  • Software defined compute power (VM)
  • Software defined storage (SDS)
  • Software defined network (SDN)

The tool gives you flexibility to manage the whole virtual infrastructure, easily create new instances, manage their lifecycle and measure resource usage per project or customer.

administratorpanelAdministration panel

Administrators of the cloud can support users with their management issues having similar functions available. Administrators can in addition review registered users, sort them by different parameters and can see all open tickets.

twowayTwo way communication

There is an easy way to keep everyone in the loop. From the system, every user can issue a ticket asking for help or advice.

ARCHITECTURE

CloudOval provides the tools and technologies to abstract the underlying infrastructure in an easy and standardized consumption model. CloudOval use OpenStack which sits on virtual or physical Compute, Network and Storage technologies and provides the APIs and tools to access these resources in an agile and programmatic manner. CloudOval interfaces with the underlying infrastructure through open source or vendorprovided drivers. This standardized abstraction helps prevent customers from being locked into a specific technology or tool. CloudOval provides additional services such as identity management, orchestration, and metering. 

Open Source solution

Our solution uses open source software and standard x86 infrastructure components. That gives us an advantage with worldwide innovative contributions from the open source community. That means no vendor lock-in for you.

We deliver OpenStack as a managed service in your data center or other location of your choice supporting you with software, hardware and network orchestration challenges.

OpenStack installations successfully scaling over thousands of nodes is used by over 20 large public cloud providers. The full list of public clouds based on OpenStack can be found at www.openstack.org

Fast and easy way

You can have a private cloud up and running in days, not in weeks or months. You can use your existing infrastructure or build a new environment. 

OpenStack is not a hypervisor, but it supports several hypervisors through an abstraction layer. The software supports popular commercial and open source hypervisors including vSphere ESXi as well as KVM, Xen, QEMU and Hyper-V. 

CloudOval is used as the control plane to manage a multi-hypervisor cloud, running both vSphere and KVM or other. This approach provides common, self-service provisioning and API access. It consolidates cloud management while allowing applications to be hosted on the environment best suited for them. For example, users can run a three-tier legacy application using a database backend such as Oracle on vSphere, and web-scale applications, such as MongoDB on KVM.

Reduce IT costs

CloudOval uses standard x86 infrastructure, latest OpenStack distributions and supports hypervisors of your choice. CloudOval gives you many options for implementation – architecture can be simple and inexpensive when you use bare metal servers with Linux, or can provide advanced functionality if you combine it with third party solutions like Suse Cloud and Suse Studio. Building hybrid clouds with CloudOval is easy if you configure a few zones with OpenStack in different locations. 

Our solution helps you reduce ongoing operational costs by providing a private cloud solution using open standards, built on an open source software stack and supported by top-class OpenStack experts.

Reference architecture

Compute: Cisco, Dell, IBM, HP, Lenovo and other systems.

Networking: Neutron (OpenStack Networking) providing the following functions:

  • Flat and VLAN provider networks
  • Flat, VLAN, and VXLAN overlay (tenant) networks
  • L3 agents for routing, NAT, and floating IP addresses
  • Support for the PLUMgrid Open Networking Suite for more advanced features and capabilities.

Storage: OpenStack Object Storage, OpenStack Block Storage

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SECURITY

Open code

Open code means faster bug identification and fixes thanks to full transparency and more eyes analysing the code. There is a process in place for developers involved in the community to securely report suspected vulnerabilities.

OpenStack security dedicated team

OpenStack.org provides oversight and tools to ensure secure code and notify users of vulnerabilities and resolutions.

SERVICES

Cloud Optimization

We offer consultation services and best practices for encapsulating an application using container technologies.

We can provide OpenStack architecture templates that can be used for your specific infrastructure design and service needs.

The service may also cover audit of infrastructure and network settings or for example database optimization.

Cloud OptimizationCloud Optimization

We offer consultation services and best practices for encapsulating an application using container technologies.

We can provide OpenStack architecture templates that can be used for your specific infrastructure design and service needs.

The service may also cover audit of infrastructure and network settings or for example database optimization.

Enterprise application migration to the cloudEnterprise application migration to the cloud

We can guide you through the process of migrating to the cloud of your enterprise application stack: application servers, databases, middleware.

We can also do this process for you.

SecuritySecurity

We can help you with securing your OpenStack installation with the use of industry leading vulnerability scanners, consulting experts and best practice implementation.

Data protection and availabilityData protection and availability

Your fast changing cloud, needs efficient solutions that can protect what is most important in your datacentre – your data. We can help you with the challenges in your backup, archiving and high availability cluster solutions.

System monitoring, logs and service managementSystem monitoring, logs and service management

We can provide you with solutions for IT services management (ITSM).

We are a partner of Wurth Phoenix to deliver you best in class support for more than 20 different open source projects including Nagios, NagVis, OCS, OTRS, Elasticsearch and others.