ZeroStack’s Cloud Operating System (Z-COS) can run on existing servers or can be procured from ZeroStack as Z-Blocks, which are hyper-converged hardware cloud building blocks preloaded with the latest Z-COS.
Z-COS converts servers into a hyper-converged cloud faster than any other vendor. With integrated intelligence that works in tandem with Z-Brain, we’ve created the world’s first self-driving cloud. Z-COS is a fully integrated stack and includes software-defined storage (SDS), software-defined networking (SDN), a full-functioned hypervisor, and a distributed, self-healing control plane.
Three Ways To Get Hardware
1) ZeroStack Delivered: Z-Block Turnkey Hyper-converged Appliance
The Z-Block Cloud Appliance delivers a ‘cloud-in-a-box’ that includes hypervisors, compute, storage, networking and management software. In a 2U enclosure with four server nodes, each Z-Block can be customized to have a total of 64 to 128 CPU cores, 512 to 1024 GB RAM, and 22 to 96 TB storage (SSD & HDD).
2) Partner Delivered: Hyper-converged Hardware from Dell, HPE, Cisco, SuperMicro
Customers can utilize validated models of Dell, HPE, Cisco UCS and SuperMicro hardware from their preferred VAR or Managed Services Provider (MSP). For specific details contact us or a ZeroStack channel partner.
3) Bring Your Own Hardware (BYOH)
Customers can also deploy ZeroStack on supported models of pre-existing hardware and convert it into a self-service cloud. For specific details contact ZeroStack with your hardware configuration.
External Storage Support
Customers can also utilize external storage arrays from most storage vendors including EMC, NetApp, Nimble Storage, Pure Storage, SolidFire and others.