RESEARCH PAPER: Stratus Cloud Solution Beta: SDA for OpenStack Private Clouds

OpenStack has critical mass and is the de facto standard for deploying open source-based clouds. (See our OpenStack point-of-view here.) With increasing levels of investment by service providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Rackspace and infrastructure vendors like Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, and Red Hat, OpenStack private/hybrid clouds are becoming a strong alternative to traditional IT models for large enterprises. While moving to the cloud offers the promise of flexibility, scale, and cost savings, a standard cloud model is not inherently designed for enterprise-level availability. With multiple points of risk at both the hardware and software layers, many organizations are hesitant to move their business-critical applications to the cloud as potential costs may outweigh benefits.

Table of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • “Software Defined” and Availability
  • Stratus Enterprise Availability
  • Stratus Cloud Solution for Private Clouds
  • No Changes Required to Existing Applications
  • Availability Service Level Selection
  • Infrastructure Protection
  • Call to Action
  • Table 1: SDA Planes
  • Figure 1: Stratus Cloud Solutions Service Catalog
You can download the paper here.

Companies Referenced:

  • AT&T
  • Cisco
  • Comcast
  • EMC
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Rackspace
  • Red Hat
  • Stratus