Your Cloud building blocks
All Cloud infrastructures are made of servers and cables but some are more efficient than others. With Intel Cloud Blocks you can start creating your Cloud with a 2U chassis to then grow as much as you need. All the resources you require, such as compute power and distributed storage, are already included and there is no need to purchase expensive external SAN.
Efficient and modular configuration
To create your first OnApp Cloud infrastructure you will need 1 Control Panel, 1 Backup node and 2 Compute/Storage nodes.
Once that is in place you can then grow your Cloud to hundreds of nodes by just adding Cloud Blocks* configured to match your workload requirements.
Depending on your requirements you can choose CPUs from 8 to 24 cores, install up to 1Tb of RAM per node and mix HDDs, SSDs and NVMes in the 6 drives slots available in each node.
The Control Panel and Backup nodes can also be installed on separate servers if you want to start with 4 compute nodes.
SMEs and ROBO configurations
Management, local and public networking will be configured on the same swithch using VLANs
This is all you need to create your first Cloud infrastructure.
Enterprise Cloud configuration
It's an investment that still costs a lot less than a VMWare/SAN configuration and allows for fast and easy scalability of your Private Cloud.
Adapting to your requirements
You may want to use a separate 1U node for your Control Panel or you could use 3,5" drives as your Cloud needs more storage capacity than speed.
You can also add nodes with tens of high capacity drives for long term archival and backups.
In short you can model your Cloud to match your exact requirements when you want.
HyperConvergence and automation
All the elements of your infrastructure are presented to you as resources that you can allocate to your workloads just as you would do with any other Cloud provider.
All the management and automation necessary to go from hyperconvergence to Cloud with full recovery in case of failure of a drive, a node or even a data centre is taken care of by OnApp.