Erasure Coding including Calculator

Erasure Coding Erasure coding can be a bit confusing. It is also typically a decision that involves trade-offs between I/O performance needed for a particular storage process, initial and ongoing cost of the setup, and usable storage. We have experience creating clusters using Erasure Coding for our internal use and for production mass backup systems. Read More >

What is On-Demand Computing?

On-Demand Computing (ODC) is an enterprise-level delivery model that allows users to easily provision and deprovision cloud resources when needed or “on-demand.” The model, which can be maintained at the user’s organization or through a third-party provider, supports computing demand as it fluctuates.  Create, manage, and optimize large scale deployments easily with our Flex Metal Read More >

What is a Software-Defined Data Center?

A Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), or virtual data center, is a term used to describe a data center where all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service, which is also known as IT as a Service (ITaaS). Control and management of a software-defined data center are fully automated, allowing hardware configuration to be maintained Read More >

What is Keystone?

Keystone is an OpenStack identity service that provides API client authentication, service discovery, and distributed multi-tenant authorization. The service manages user databases as well as OpenStack service catalogs and their API endpoints.  Internal services are grouped within Keystone and are exposed on one or many endpoints. The internal services are used in combination on the Read More >

What is Cinder?

Cinder is the open-source OpenStack block storage software created to provide volumes to OpenStack Compute (Nova) virtual machines, or instances. Cinder virtualizes the management of block storage devices and provides users with an API to request and consume resources without requiring the location or deployment of the resources. Key characteristics of Cinder include its component-based Read More >

What is Neutron?

Neutron is an OpenStack project that provides network connectivity as a service (NaaS) in virtual environments. Neutron allows you to utilize different networking technologies to power your cloud and is managed by other OpenStack services like Nova.  Create, manage, and optimize large scale deployments easily with our Flex Metal Cloud Hosting. Through a powerful API, Read More >