Dell Advances IaaS with Cloud Offering
Dell has introduced industry’s first OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud solution. The all new Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution is touted to further advance the adoption of open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution integrates the OpenStack cloud operating system, cloud-optimized Dell PowerEdge C servers, the Dell-developed “Crowbar” OpenStack installer, and services from Dell and Rackspace Cloud Builders. This integration will help customers who are searching alternatives to existing cloud options based on proprietary, licensed software models.
Dell has designed its new cloud solution with a reference architecture that helps customers to quickly integrate, deploy and manage their IT resources in an OpenStack environment. The company has tested, validated, and supported this reference architecture, which is engineered to maximize revenue per-square foot within the data center. Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution features Dell’s Crowbar software framework, which manages the complete OpenStack deployment. Users can now easily and more quickly complete bare metal deployment of multi-node OpenStack clouds.
Crowbar can also be used to maintain, expand, and architect the complete solution after the initial deployment is complete. By releasing Crowbar to the community as open source code, Dell is allowing users to build functionality to address their specific system needs. Also, the company is working with the community to submit Crowbar as a core project in the OpenStack initiative.
“Dell is an active participant in the OpenStack community because it brings our customers open APIs, capable practices for cloud operations, and affordable infrastructure. Utilizing and integrating the efficiencies of the PowerEdge C line with optimized software, and tailored services, the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution enables users to go from unboxing servers to running a usable OpenStack cloud in mere hours,” said Mark Linebaugh, vice president, Next Generation Computing Solutions, Dell.
“The ability to quickly develop, deploy, and deliver open source cloud services can translate not only to lower costs, but also the flexibility to rapidly add new features and meet customer needs on demand.”
By Anuradha Shukla