Rugged Cloud | Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

hyper converged infrastructure

Secure, scalable, easy to manage appliances

Rugged Cloud’s goal is to shift back the notion of cloud computing as an architecture to provide a highly automated and very dense OPEN way to host agnostic workloads. We develop and implement workload agnostic, extremely rugged, converged infrastructure solutions based on open systems standards.

We provide converged system constructs by drastically reducing the external components required for end users to access your applications. We achieve this on very dense systems with little SWaP, and we increase the VM density on a per server basis. We have solved the problem of VM Stall issues by increasing the amount of memory accessible by VMs. Our solution uses local storage and/or arrays of SSD drives as a direct replacement for traditional memory DIMM’s, which are constrained by real estate. Our flash array is a highly dense storage array based on leading edge SSD drives that manage data placement at the firmware level, without the need for external proprietary data management software. Hypervisors abstract out the datastores to provide file systems to the VMs. Rugged Cloud has patent pending technology (NVM) which stripes the RAID controllers underneath the hypervisors, thereby increasing the IOPS and reducing the CPU cycles needed to move data on the bus.

Why Rugged Cloud

  • Space Weight and Power (SWAP) reductions
  • Drastically increase CPU consumption and the number of hosted VM’s per server
  • Collapse disparate IT resources such as storage and networking into a common small footprint server form factor
  • Extremely dense, massive I/O performance open systems
  • Converged infrastructure solutions, not just a server in a box that requires a lot of hand holding to get it up and running production workloads.
  • Reduces external components to gain access to file systems such as NFS, iSCSI, CIFS. There is no need for external networks to access the arrays of drives as they are accessible via the software defined data center.