This blog is part 2 of 3. You can go back to read part 1 here, or jump ahead to part 3 here. Or take a deep dive and download our white paper to get it all at once: Cloud Infrastructure and the Game of Tradeoffs
HyperCloud Intelligent Cloud Fabric™ is the world’s first turnkey, fully-integrated cloud fabric of hardware and software
In part 1 of this series, we shared a bird’s eye-view on the state of cloud: why it’s so complex, the challenges this presents to the modern day CIO, and why current cloud providers aren’t actually making it any easier – despite their snappy marketing claims.
In this blog, we’ll drill down and take a closer look at HyperCloud, how it works, and who it’s designed for.
What does HyperCloud do?
HyperCloud enables you to provide a hybrid cloud experience to IT consumers with a fraction of the time and a fraction of the complexity than was previously possible. Independent of any public cloud vendor, it frees you to build the hybrid and/or multi cloud strategy that meets your objectives, with the kind of reliability, availability, elasticity and serviceability previously reserved for hyperscale cloud builders.
You can arrange these intelligent, self configuring, building-blocks into the right size and shape cloud for your business without introducing the complexity of multiple firmware, operating systems, or hardware components.
HyperCloud delivers a platform for deploying virtualised, bare metal, and containerised workloads across private, on-premises zones and public clouds, with support for secure multi-tenancy, full programmability, and full life cycle automation. All of this is delivered through a seamless and intuitive user experience supporting both GUI and REST-based consumption of infrastructure services.
We’re just scratching the surface in this blog. If you have the time, why not take a deeper dive with our white paper Cloud Infrastructure and the Game of Tradeoffs
How is it delivered?
Typically deployed in just a matter of hours, HyperCloud provides the entire hardware and software platform required to deliver a complete cloud in as little as 8U of rack space, with data durability of 9 9’s or greater and can be grown almost limitlessly as workloads demand, incrementally and independently adding storage and/or compute resources as needed.
It eliminates the need for complex integration, configuration and troubleshooting between multiple vendors and technologies that so often comes from multi-platform integrated solutions, and makes deployment and on-going operation possible by IT generalists, no armies of domain experts.
HyperCloud is delivered with full access to all its capabilities “out of the box”, with no additional licensing required to access any features, compute or storage capacity.
Its modular nature, and the simplicity with which new compute and storage resources can be added means architectures do not need to be needlessly over-provisioned reducing financial outlay and improving the overall efficiency of the platform.
Because it uses task-specific building-blocks, you can scale your cloud asymmetrically, growing your compute or storage resources independently.
Who is it for?
HyperCloud is designed for any organisation looking to simplify their cloud deployment. It delivers low touch, automated and resilient operations – in the core and at the edge, so CIOs can now accelerate their digital transformation strategy and empower their stakeholders and customers to consume IT services faster, more securely, and more efficiently.
Whether you’re trying to enable cloud at the edge, transform your IT teams to achieve digital consolidation, or if you’re considering shifting to hybrid cloud away from public providers, HyperCloud can help.
Because It removes the complexity of hybrid cloud infrastructure by delivering a turnkey solution that provides multi-tenant cloud service consumption, it eliminates the need for multiple, siloed hardware and software layers and can be deployed with a fraction of the time and skills needed today.
With no public cloud vendor reliance and no public network connectivity required, this low power, energy efficient solution is infinitely scalable, and features:
- A fully integrated and embedded hybrid cloud control plane which reduces the management footprint
- Fully automated life cycle management, enabling hands-free non-disruptive upgrades, making it easier to keep your environment protected
- Secure multi-tenancy features such as quotas, a customizable service catalogue, metered service, and role-based access, giving users the cloudlike experience
- Supported virtualized, containerized, bare metal workloads within the same infrastructure, enabling more efficient resource usage,
- Provision of multi-site federation for managing applications across multiple clouds
Deployment and Industry Use Cases
We’ve taken a deep dive on some specific deployment and industry use cases so check them out next.
If you started here, you might want to go back and read part 1 of this series “At last, a silver lining for private cloud with HyperCloud Intelligent Cloud Fabric™”, or simply move on to read part 3 “What makes HyperCloud Different?”.
Watch our Demo On Demand to see HyperCloud in action