ZeroStack cloud platform for Service Providers
On ZeroStack's hyper-converged platform, service providers can quickly become their own cloud solution providers and generate the high-margin revenue that cloud services offer.
Manage Cash Flow
- Manage your cash flow efficiently with flexible payment options and predictable costs aligned with actual services sold
- Scale efficiently based on demand and actual consumption which is important to containing costs and maintaining margins
Accelerate Cloud Services Revenues
- Generate new revenue streams rapidly by converting your existing assets into a fully functioning cloud service
- Deploy and scale services in minutes with a fully automated and integrated turnkey cloud orchestration software
Maintain High Margins
- Reduce infrastructure cost using Hyper-convergence while using servers and storage of your choice
- Simplify operations by cutting upfront and ongoing management by as much as 70%
Hosting providers facing increasing pressure from public clouds
The rise of large public clouds is putting tremendous pressure on many service providers. In order to compete effectively with these large-scale clouds, service providers need to differentiate by bringing new value-added services to market rapidly. They face increasing cost overheads running on traditional virtualization platforms and challenged to provide a full range of services without months of development and integration work.
Finally, service providers are also faced with increasing CAPEX on new infrastructure and increasing OPEX as a result of complex operations environments.
Hosting providers often have existing relationship with hardware vendors and need flexibility to offer services with their favorite vendors so they can provide dedicated infrastructure capabilities to their customers. They often look for a platform that can handle a variety of workloads and the ability to host and run a variety of traditional and cloud-native software stacks and databases. They also look for flexibility in storage and networking options and having a software-defined fabric for storage and networking can provide the capabilities they are looking for.
Why ZeroStack Cloud Platform
With ZeroStack, hosting providers can provide on-demand multi-tenant cloud environments to their customers with a rich variety of applications and cloud services. They can scale their infrastructure on demand and efficiently operate at high levels of resource utilization.
ZeroStack’s hyper-converged cloud solution is an ideal hosting provider platform that can run multiple customer environments and workloads with predictable scaling and high performance. With enterprise-grade backup, data protection, role-based access control and VM high availability features, Service Providers can run their customers most demanding workloads with high confidence and peace of mind. It provides low operational overhead due to the built-in intelligent, self-healing capabilities, and software defined networking with micro-segmentation.
Hosters have the choice of installing ZeroStack cloud platform on servers of their choice (must comply with ZeroStack minimum requirements) or deploy the ZeroStack pre-packaged appliance. Once installed, all these servers form a single pool of compute, storage and network resources that can be allocated to different applications. This infrastructure can be consumed via a cloud-based portal which provides rich monitoring, resource management, and customer management capabilities.
ZeroStack provide a number of standard applications via the built-in zApp Store. This built-in app store offers pre-built application templates that enable hosters to offer these out of the box to their customers. Some of the example templates include Git, Jenkins, MySQL, multi-node Hadoop clusters, Apache Spark clusters, Cassandra clusters, Apache Storm clusters, and HDFS. Users can “import” these templates to their ZeroStack private cloud in a single click and then deploy them. These templates have configuration options that allow for storage, networking, and compute optimization as needed for a given environment. Users can also create and upload their own custom data application templates to the app store.
Resource sharing using virtualization
Eliminate physical silos and consolidate multiple server, storage, networking infrastructure on a single platform. 50% lower CapEx due to resource sharing, high utilization and 90% lower Opex with self-service.
Enterprise grade high availability, backup, and security
Manage multiple clouds, performance and availability zones, perform automated backup, achieve high-availability with VM-HA, and ensure security with role based access control.
Control consumption of resources using projects with quotas and policies governed by IT. Monitor over-commitment and add capacity using built-in capacity planning indicators. Get insights to improve efficiency and performance based on actual application stats and machine learning. Optimize your capacity using long term analytics.
Scale your infrastructure to meet compute performance and data growth. Build with one server at a time and grow based on actual usage.
With cloud-based monitoring and analytics in Z-Brain, you do not need any local infrastructure monitoring solution. IT teams do not need any certificates or expertise to operate infrastructure. Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by 50% while cutting operational complexity by 90%.