InMotion Hosting has created an “on-demand” private cloud solution on Supermicro MicroBlade Servers. The high density and resulting cost efficiencies offered by Supermicro hardware enabled the successful implementation of an OpenStack-as-a-Service concept for InMotion Hosting’s Flex Metal Cloud product.
According to InMotion Hosting, OpenStack has traditionally been used to power enterprise infrastructure while it needs a significant investment in time and resources to build and implement. As a result, smaller teams and companies found it difficult to reap the benefits of an OpenStack environment.
InMotion Hosting, whose main philosophy is based on open-source technology, took up this challenge and created this on-demand private cloud powered by OpenStack, Ceph, and hardware such as Supermicro MicroBlade servers.
“Supermicro believes in the power of OpenStack and along with InMotion Hosting, wanted to make it easily accessible to smaller and mid-size IT teams,” said Srini Bala, senior director, Solution Technology, Supermicro. “This is made possible through our MicroBlade technology that offers high density and cost efficiencies for a full-featured cloud computing experience to enable OpenStack as a Service. InMotion Hosting’s mission to accelerate private cloud deployment under 45 minutes is commendable and Supermicro is proud to support this.”
Smaller Data Center Footprint
The hosting provider’s Flex Metal Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform can now deploy OpenStack on a smaller physical footprint thanks to Supermicro’s MicroBlade technology. The Flex Metal Cloud IaaS platform can accommodate a complete OpenStack deployment on three Supermicro MicroBlade sled server nodes thanks to resource tuning and service optimization.
As a hyper-converged cloud core, Inmotion Hosting’s Flex Metal Cloud starts with just three servers while it can scale easily to hundreds of servers, thousands of VMs, and petabytes of storage. The cloud core may be set up in less than 45 minutes. Additional computation and storage can be added in a matter of minutes as well.
InMotion Hosting can now provide all of the features and capabilities of OpenStack while minimizing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of server hardware thanks to hyper-converged OpenStack deployments on Supermicro’s MicroBlade technology. For the end user, this would mean a more economical cloud. The MicroBlade MBI-6219B-T41N and MicroBlade MBI-6219M-2N would offer a more efficient approach to use computation resources and operate.