SolidFire Announces Its First Agile Infrastructure Reference Architecture for OpenStack

All-flash storage systems vendor, SolidFire, has announced the release of its first Agile Infrastructure (AI) reference architecture for OpenStack. SolidFire AI is a pre-validated, converged infrastructure design which would enable start-to-finish deployment of an OpenStack cloud infrastructure in less than one hour, through the combination of compute, networking, orchestration and all-flash storage technologies.

all-flash-storageThe results of comprehensive testing by SolidFire’s solutions engineering team would show that AI for OpenStack can be deployed from bare metal to a fully functional cloud infrastructure within less than one hour, with additional compute nodes and cloud instances added in just 15 minutes.

“We  see a steady rise in OpenStack adoption from organizations looking to build private clouds,” said Michael Cote, research director of Infrastructure Software at 451 Research. “These companies are eager for faster ways to get up and running and accelerate their movement from PoC to actual production use. Reference architectures, like SolidFire’s AI, have historically been an effective OpenStack accelerator, and the company is going in with good partners.”

The first in a series of comprehensive Agile Infrastructure (AI) solutions, SolidFire’s validated reference design for OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure combines:

  • SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out block storage system
  • Dell PowerEdge R620 servers and Dell Networking S55 and S4810 switches
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

“Dell continues to strengthen its long-standing commitment to the OpenStack ecosystem by enabling partner solutions like SolidFire AI with best-in-class Dell Networking and Dell PowerEdge servers, in addition to Dell’s own OpenStack solutions,” said Steve Stover, Executive Director, Engineered Solutions at Dell. “Enterprises can improve the efficiency, agility and resiliency of their open source cloud environments with OpenStack solutions from Dell, SolidFire and Red Hat.”

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