ZeroStack CEO David Greene explains the challenges with legacy private cloud solutions and how ZeroStack’s next-generation private cloud solves them.

Datacenter technology is becoming so complex that for many enterprises, infrastructure may become impossible to manage with a traditional IT model.

Soon, data center operations will use artificial intelligence (AI) so advanced that it can anticipate issues, decide the right course of action and deliver changes faster and more accurately than any human, or group of humans, possibly could. On-site management will be performed through cloud-based AI services, effectively eliminating the integration, operations and management overhead needed to run the infrastructure. Companies will consume their on-site infrastructure through a web portal—similarly to how they interact with AWS, Azure and Google today.

Creating self-driving private cloud

ZeroStack is at the forefront of this trend. ZeroStack uses AI to deliver a self-driving, fully integrated private cloud platform that offers the agility and simplicity of public cloud at a fraction of the cost. We leverage advances in AI and computer science to self-manage your on-premises cloud, allowing you to focus on your core business rather than cloud operations.

The heart of the solution is a cloud brain which is built from a big data cluster to observe and guide cloud decisions. Change events, statistics and health checks are relayed up to the cloud brain to do complex event processing, thereby increasing automation levels, improving mean time to recovery for example. Your existing administrators can monitor and manage application workloads, performance and capacity planning for VMs, CPUs, storage, and networking, so there’s no need to hire cloud experts.

Customers deploy ZeroStack for a variety of reasons: to reduce complexity, increase agility, and in many cases to control OpEx. Whatever their motivation, they all agree that the future of the datacenter has arrived sooner rather than later.