Supermicro and InMotion hosting offers private cloud on demand
Powered by Supermicro MicroBlade® servers, InMotion hosting offers an on-demand OpenStack private cloud that deploys in less than an hour
Supermicro and InMotion Hosting recently published a new case study describing how InMotion Hosting built an on-demand private cloud solution on Supermicro hardware. The high density and resulting cost savings offered by Supermicro MicroBlade servers enabled the successful implementation of OpenStack as a service concept for InMotion Hosting’s Flex Metal Cloud product.
“Supermicro believes in the power of OpenStack and, together with InMotion Hosting, wanted to make it easily accessible to small and medium IT teams,” said Srini Bala, Senior Director, Solutions Technology, Supermicro. “This is made possible by our MicroBlade technology which provides high density and cost savings for a complete cloud computing experience to enable OpenStack as a service. InMotion Hosting’s mission to accelerate private cloud deployment in less than 45 minutes is laudable and Supermicro is proud to support it. “
Traditionally, OpenStack has been used to power corporate infrastructure and requires a significant investment of time and resources to grow and deploy. This made it difficult for small teams and organizations to reap the benefits of an OpenStack environment.
InMotion Hosting, whose core philosophy revolves around open source technologies, has taken on this challenge and built an on-demand private cloud powered by OpenStack, Ceph and innovative hardware, including Supermicro MicroBlade servers.
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With Supermicro’s MicroBlade technology, the Flex Metal Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform can deploy OpenStack on a smaller physical footprint than ever before. Through resource tuning and service optimization, Flex Metal Cloud can accommodate a full full OpenStack deployment on three Supermicro MicroBlade sled server nodes.
Flex Metal Cloud starts with these three servers as a hyper-converged cloud core and can easily scale to hundreds of servers, thousands of virtual machines, and petabytes of storage. The cloud core can deploy in about 45 minutes and starts in less than $ 600/ month Additional calculations and storage can also be added in minutes.
OpenStack’s hyper-converged deployments on Supermicro’s MicroBlade technology allow InMotion Hosting to deliver all of the functionality and functionality of OpenStack while reducing the total cost of ownership of server hardware.
This allows for a more affordable cloud for the end consumer. The MicroBlade MBI-6219B-T41N and MicroBlade MBI-6219M-2N present a more efficient way to exploit and utilize compute resources. The versatility of these servers also gives an advantage over traditional server hardware architectures when it comes to optimizing power, cooling, data center space, and hardware utilization.
Powered by Supermicro’s MicroBlade architecture and OpenStack, Flex Metal Cloud offers a powerful alternative to cloud customers who seek the flexibility of public clouds, and could benefit from a fully private cloud architecture without long-term cost implications.