The Cloud4data cloud-based service is operated in data centers with first-rate customized equipment and a high level of security.
The data center premises are monitored 24 hours a day, and all events are recorded by security cameras. Protection against power outages is provided by several transformers backed up by several sources of electric energy. Cooling is ensured by compressor coolers with several independent cooling circuits, at least in N+1 configuration. The premises are protected against fire by an automatic FM 200 ecological gas extinguisher system.
The backbone network is built on 10GE (10 Gbit Ethernet) technology; connections are formed by either one or multiple 10GE lines. Transit connectivity is secured via Tiscali, Telia, DialTelecom, and Cogent networks.
The partner and exclusive supplier of hardware for the Cloud4data platform is Dell, a leading manufacturer of servers and technology. We use their Power Edge servers with 192GB RAM, 2x10GE port and redundant components, Dell Power Connect switches for 10 Gbit/s Ethernet, and virtualized storage in the form of EqualLogic PS disk arrays. Public Cloud uses the latest 13th generation of Dell PowerEdge R360 servers, software defined storage, and Dell Force 10 switches.
Enterprise Cloud Technology:
- PowerEdge servers with 192 GB of RAM
- Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 processors
- Servers with 2x10GE port
- Dell EqualLogic PS disk arrays
- Automatic tiering between SSD, SAS, NL-SAS
- Data storage connected to 10GE iSCSI
- Dell Power Connect switches
- Fully redundant N+1 configuration
Public Cloud Technology:
- Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3, E5-2680 v3 processors
- the 13th generation of Dell Power Edge R630 servers
- Intel SSD S3500 discs
- Software defined storage CEPH
- Dell Force 10 switches
The virtualization of physical servers is secured by products from the VMware company, the market leader in virtualization technologies. Cloud4data uses the VMware vSphere 5 virtualization platform and related products. The software solution from VMware guarantees the independence of virtual machines from hardware and allows their free migration in the event of a failure of any of the components.
Virtualization of physical servers is secured by OpenStack, an open source technology for cloud operation. The emergence of this project was initiated by Rackspace hosting, a giant on the hosting market, together with the staff of NASA. It gained popularity very quickly thanks to its reliability and massive scalability. Our programmers also highlight the quality of its API for further integration.
Software-defined data storage systems eliminate the link between software and hardware. CEPH storage is software that frees our administrators in their work with servers, opening up completely new possibilities. CEPH was developed to provide reliable and excellent performance with massive scalability. Dell servers of the 13th generation, which we have selected for the Public Cloud platform, can take full advantage of the potential of the software-defined storage systems.
Clients have an interface available for user access to the application and easy virtual server configuration. The information system developed specifically for the Cloud4data platform integrates server management with an overview of accounting, workload statistics, and other functionalities. The attached screenshots will give an idea of what the administration interface looks like.