Business growth puts increasing pressure on IT units and drives the need for a greater number of cost-efficient, high-quality and high-availability business services. A private cloud based on a customer’s own data center can help address these challenges, while minimizing additional equipment procurement.
Private Cloud Benefits
Reliable guarantee of IT resource availability, even during peak loads
Protection of data center investments
No dependence on a single cloud service provider
Flexible and concurrent use of both virtualization platforms and physical server platforms available in the data center
Reduced information security risks
Many customers considering in-house cloud computing deployment have already employed virtualization in their data centers. Gradually expanding the borders of the traditional virtualization environment, CROC offers the tools and methodology for cloud service lifecycle management as part of its private cloud creation services. The private cloud architecture comprises three logical layers:
This layer ensures user interaction with cloud infrastructure components and represents a self-service portal. Users obtain a list of available IT services along with information about their operation and cost.
This layer supports the entire lifecycle of an IT service. The administrator defines a list and configuration of IT services. As soon as the approval process is complete, a request is sent to the IT service delivery manager. The main objective of the manager is to launch and control IT service deployment. All services are registered in a centralized configuration unit database. There is a system in place to control IT service consumption and to bill users for such consumption. Based on monitoring information, IT service reports are generated with various analytical breakdowns.
This layer is based on IT resource management and monitoring systems known as the IT resource manager which allows for the automation of multiple routine administrative tasks in the customer’s heterogeneous infrastructure.
The monitoring information collected allows for the forecasting of managed environment trends, the scheduling and allocation of resource use, and the simulation and forecasting of system growth.
HPE Helion CloudSystem is a software suite to deploy private and hybrid clouds
Dell Active System is a family of ready-to-use integrated systems for private clouds as well as application virtualization and deployment
Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere is an integrated solution that helps arrange secure and reliable enterprise-wide file sharing
VCE vBlock is an out-of-the-box private-cloud infrastructure
FlexPod is a ready-to-use pretested private-cloud architecture unifying storage systems, blade servers, network equipment, and virtualization software
Mirantis OpenStack: an open source solution for effective and cost-efficient implementation of cloud strategies
HP OpenStack Helion: an integrated suite for a private or hybrid cloud environment
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform: a secure platform with rich scalability
BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management: solution sets to schedule, automate and optimize cloud services and operations
VMware vCloud Suite, VMware Integrated OpenStack: a software suite for infrastructure services
Microsoft Hybrid Cloud infrastructure solutions based on Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 and Hyper-V, and Citrix Cloud Platform
CROC’s proprietary Virtual Data Center based on VPC
Customer IT infrastructure can be deployed as a private cloud. This approach ensures the widest opportunities for independent management of cloud infrastructure resources. In the private cloud, a customer can deploy both special and specified above software.