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Engineered Systems for OpenStack with Software Defined Networking

Overview

Awnix’s Engineered Systems for OpenStack with integrated Software Defined Networking (SDN) are semi-custom turnkey platforms which are built upon a core design developed by Awnix over the past three years and which can be modified to meet your specific needs.

These Engineered Systems are manufactured in our factory, based on your requirements, and delivered to you complete: racked, stacked, cabled, labeled, installed, and configured.  Upon arrival they are ready to go–you only need to roll them into place, plug them into power and network, and begin using your new OpenStack with SDN private-cloud.

Installation

There is no need to install OpenStack or SDN yourself.  Because the rack(s) arrive complete they are ready to go once plugged into power and network.  Each rack is contains its own top of rack network switches which are configured to be highly available and offer hundreds of gigabits of bandwidth to your cloud.  You only need to plug a network cable into the designated ports, configure the appropriate network subnet(s) and VLAN(s) within your data center network, and it is ready for you to log in and begin creating tenants, SDN networks, and virtual instances.

We also want to ensure that your installation goes as smoothly as possible and be worry free, so all of Awnix’s Engineered Systems come with installation services.  Even though our Engineered Systems are already installed and configured to your specifications, we will send an expert engineer to your location(s) to oversee the installation, assist if necessary, and demonstrate the functionality of your new private-cloud.

Configuration

Our Engineered Systems are configured to make the maximum use of resources while minimizing the cost to you.  Our designs have the greatest virtual instance density available and cost less than alternative options.  You will be able to deploy up to 384 virtual instances in our ARC-96 model, 1280 virtual instances in our ARC-320 model, and up to a whopping 2560 virtual instances in our ARC-640.  As for virtual subnets, routers, and security groups (virtual firewalls) go, you can deploy as many as you want.  Sky is the limit.

More detail of the configurations can be found in the following pages:

Modifications and Upgrades

Your new Engineered System for OpenStack with SDN is not an inflexible one.  It will arrive based on your requirements which were given to us at the time of order; however, in the world of Information Technology things change, and your Engineered System should be able to change as well.  This means that your Engineered System can be reconfigured at any time to perform upgrades or updates, as well as to add or remove peripheral software or hardware components.

These updates & upgrades, or component additions & removals, can be performed while the Engineered System is online, without disrupting your use of the platform for your business needs.

Management

Management of the Engineered System is pretty straight forward.  You can choose to manage it completely yourself (with Awnix’s included 8×5 support to back you up), you can opt for 24×7 support for business critical needs, or you can request some of Awnix’s experts to manage the Engineered System on your behalf; either remotely or on-site at your location(s).

In addition to remote support and remote or on-site management your organization will benefit from Awnix’s continued engineering, design, and development efforts.  Our engineers and architects work tirelessly, day in, day out, to test new configurations, test new software options or add-ons, and validate that new updates or upgrades don’t negatively affect your Engineered System’s availability or performance.  These services are a part of all of our support & management options, we do not require any upgrades to more costly support or management plans in order to benefit from our testing and experience.

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