Cloud Computing with Private Clouds
There are many software platforms and stacks that are used to manage private clouds. Zia has experience with the following platforms and stacks:
- OpenStack: OpenStack is an open standards cloud computing platform started by Rackspace and NASA. Currently there are more than 150 companies that have joined the project and are contributing to it’s development. These companies include – AMS, Intel, Canonical (makers of Ubuntu Linux Distro), SUSE Linux, Red Hat, Cisco, Dell, HP and IBM. OpenStack is a great choice for many reasons but the open architecture and seamless integration with Rackspace’s Public Cloud are two very important benefits.
- Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus is a private cloud software platform. Eucalyptus offers an open-core enterprise edition and an open-source edition of it’s software. Eucalyptus works closely with Amazon Web Services for seamless integration with their public cloud. Eucalyptus and Amazon share some common APIs and Amazon has selected them as their preferred on-premise partner.
- Microsoft System Center: Microsoft’s share of the virtualization and private cloud market has been growing exponentially. The reason for this growth is due to major advancements in their hyper-v hypervisor and their management tools, like Microsoft System Center. For organizations that utilize a large amount of Windows Servers a private cloud built on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center is a great option.
- VMware vSphere & vCloud Director: VMware is clearly the market leader in server virtualization. Built on the very successful vSphere platform combined with vCloud Director, VMware offers one of the most robust feature sets in the private cloud space. If you are looking to build a enterprise quality, highly scalable private cloud VMware’s vShpere and vCloud Director is a great choice.