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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- Flex Metal Cloud Product Release Update V0.9.9by Todd RobinsonThanks SuperMicro! First, a special thank you out to SuperMicro and specifically their networking team. One of the keys for this on demand private cloud product is to be able to start with a small footprint. We use SuperMicro’s blade servers for our smallest complete OpenStack deployment (a 3 server hyper-converged cluster). As far as we know, Read More >
- What is Cloud Privacy?by AshleyWhen thinking about privacy on a cloud network a few things come to mind. You may be thinking, how do I keep my data secure? Or how do I keep my network locked down? In this article, we will discuss those things and more. Cloud Privacy is the concept of keeping your cloud secure and there are Read More >
- What is a Serverless Architecture?by AshleyServerless architecture is one of the most cutting edge and advanced approaches to cloud computing today. With a serverless architecture, you can serve your application or workload literally without servers. Learn how a serverless architecture works and when you might use a serverless architecture. How can you have no servers? Serverless application design Development tools Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) Read More >
- Getting a New Perspective with Ansibleby AshleyOur world is shaped by increasing technical debt and operational complexity, nestled within layers of abstraction to the point where daily life needs documentation and an operating manual. As the operational needs of organizations and individuals march onward toward the next generation of post-hype micro-services, reigning in this complexity has become a Sisyphean task. At all layers Read More >
- On-Premise vs. Hosted Private Cloudby Stormy ScottAs 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 on-premise vs hosted 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)by Stormy ScottInfrastructure 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)?by Stormy ScottDisaster 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 is often implemented on standardized systems as part of an overall DR plan. Overall DR Read More >
- What is a Hadoop Cluster?by Stormy ScottA 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?by Stormy ScottBare 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 are provisioned to create the cloud environments and can be fully customized to meet the specific needs of the enterprise.? With our IaaS offering, we use OpenStack and Read More >
- What Exactly is Kubernetes?by Max SandovalIn 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 >