Flex Metal Cloud Product Guide

Our Flex Metal Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, and thus this product guide, is currently approaching public release. For more information about our hosted private cloud product or about how OpenStack and Ceph form the core of our hyper-converged and converged clouds, please sign up for Flex Metal Central on our Flex Metal Cloud page. In the interim, we hope the following content helps you be more successful with OpenStack, either here at InMotion or where ever your cloud takes you!

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  • Hosted vs On-Premise Private Cloud
    As the popularity of private cloud solutions rises, more businesses are beginning to research and explore the benefits of adopting a cloud solution for their enterprise. Concerning the deployment of the cloud service, businesses can choose hosted vs on-premise private cloud. But what are the differences between hosted and on-premise private cloud? This article will walk through Read More >
  • What is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) delivers cloud computing infrastructure via the internet to support IT operations. IaaS is one of the three main categories of cloud computing services. The other two categories of cloud computing include software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS).  IaaS provides hardware, storage, servers, and data center space or Read More >
  • What is Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of servers by a third-party to provide failover in the event of a disaster. The backup service uses cloud resources to protect applications and data from man-made or natural disruptions. DRaaS provides a system backup that grants business continuity in the event of system failure.  In Read More >
  • What is a Hadoop Cluster?
    A Hadoop cluster is a collection of independent components designed specifically for storing and analyzing large amounts of unstructured data in a distributed computing environment. The clusters run on the Hadoop open source software and are usually referred to as “share nothing’ systems because nothing is shared between the Hadoop cluster nodes except for the network that Read More >
  • What is a Bare Metal Cloud?
    Bare metal cloud is a cloud service that allows customers to rent hardware resources from a provider like InMotion Hosting. Physical, dedicated servers with just CPUs, memory and storage, no software, are provisioned to create the cloud environments and can be fully customized to meet the specific needs of the enterprise.  Create, manage, and optimize large scale Read More >
  • What Exactly is Kubernetes?
    In this article you will learn about:   What Exactly is Kubernetes   Benefits of Containers   Top Reasons Companies Choose Kubernetes The goal of this article is for you to have a general basic understanding of what Kubernetes and Kubernetes Containers and how the open-source platform is utilized. Please keep in mind, Kubernetes was developed by and for web Read More >