On-Demand Private Cloud

Deploy a 3 or 5 server hyper-converged cloud core in 45 minutes.

Cloud based Compute and Storage are native and included with all Flex Metal Clouds. In fact, the core of a Flex Metal Cloud is a Hyper-Converged OpenStack Cloud. This means that each Flex Metal Cloud you spin up already has full Private Cloud capabilities right from the start.

  • Each Flex Metal Cloud comes with a Private Cloud Core.
  • The individual Flex Metal Private Cloud Core is a 3 or 5 server Hyper-Converged OpenStack Cloud.
  • It includes Compute and Storage plus the Private Networking and the Cloud Control Plane.
  • Individual Flex Metal Clouds can be controlled separately or unified as Regions under one overall Private Cloud Core.
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Private Cloud Scaling Options

When you are ready to grow add just what you need.

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Converged Nodes

Very cost effective when workloads need both Compute and Storage.

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Compute Nodes

Scale these up when you have RAM and CPU intensive workloads.

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Storage Clouds

Add additional storage clouds when workloads are disk space intensive.

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Additional Clusters

Create separate Converged Clusters with custom hardware dedicated to specific workloads.

Multi-Cloud and Multi-Region Ready

Make choices based on what is right for your requirements.

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Multiple Separate Clouds

Spin up separate Flex Metal Clouds that meet specific cost, security, performance, or other requirements.

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Unified Cloud with Regions

Need multiple Clouds in different Regions but want central control? That is native to Flex Metal Clouds.

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Ultra Connected

Aggregate internet bandwidth of 200gbits and direct public cloud peering. Up to 20gbits down to individual servers.

Services supported by our OpenStack Private Cloud

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APIs and CLI
Functionality for administering the cloud resources are available via API first and foremost. Additionally, a powerful CLI leverages those APIs to give administrators fast and easy access.

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Management Dashboard
Web based GUI for users to access their assigned resources. Creating VMs, networks, firewall rules, etc. can all be done by users if the administrators have delegated permissions. Some administrative functions are also available via this GUI, but it is a subset of the API and CLI administrative functionality.

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Orchestration
Heat orchestrates the infrastructure resources for a cloud application based on templates in the form of text files that can be treated like code. Heat provides both an OpenStack-native ReST API and a CloudFormation-compatible Query API.

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Compute
KVM based Virtual Machines can be created, scaled, and destroyed easily through an interface or via authenticated API calls.

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Block Storage
Persistent storage volumes can be created, deleted, and attached to VMs easily. Cloud Cores come with HA Ceph based block storage by default. Non-HA LVM/direct disk storage is also fully supported.

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Object Storage Access
Standardized Rest API access to various types of Object Storage. Cloud Cores come with HA Ceph based object storage by default. Non-HA LVM/direct disk storage is also fully supported.

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Network as a Service
Create routers, switches, and security groups. Security groups handle automated firewalling on the hardware node for VMs. Provision networks and organize rules for public and private IP address usage.

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Identity
Authentication system that is leveraged by all parts of the Cloud Core.

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Virtual Machine Images
A catalog of VM images are available to spin up servers easily. Additional VM images can be manually created and stored for use based on your needs.

Get Started with Flex Metal Cloud

Sign up for a free Flex Metal Central Account and...

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Get Free Credits for a PoC

Building a Proof of Concept(PoC)? You could qualify to get Free Flex Cloud Credits ranging from $200 to $10,000+.

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Take a Free Test Drive

The fastest way to get familiar with Flex Metal is to take a free test drive of our Hyper-Converged Small Cluster.

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Get a Free Consultation

Discuss your infrastructure requirements with the Flex Metal Cloud Team to get a personalized assessment.

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Flex Metal's Private Cloud Core (PCC) is a cost-effective and scalable private cloud that is available on-demand and is powered by one of the most supported and industry accepted open source technologies for infrastructure as a service.

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Escape the Public Clouds

Flex Metal brings cost effective on-demand hosted private cloud to businesses of all sizes.

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Full Governance

All components are visible to you and you have full control and governance over them.

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Private First

Starts with a Security Policy first. This is a standard Public Clouds simply can't match.

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Scalable

An inherently scalable architecture with easy access to additional compute and storage.

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Pricing is available, no sales process necessary. Point, click, launch.

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Delivered on-demand and at scale.

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