VMware Cloud Computing Operators Gain Choice and Flexibility with MPSTOR's New VMware VMDK Version of its Orkestra™

Infrastructure-as-a-Service OpenStack Software Platform

Feb 04, 2014, 10:15 ET from MPSTOR

CORK, Ireland, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering Public or private cloud operators greater choice and flexibility in the provisioning and management of enterprise applications, MPSTOR today announced a new VMware VMDK version of its Orkestra™ Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform based on the open-source operating system OpenStack™.

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As an innovative and award-winning leading developer of storage and cloud management software products, MPSTOR developed the Orkestra cloud management platform to make datacenter infrastructure invisible, programmable and immediately available to end users, allowing them to self-serve the exact quantity and quality of data storage, networking and computing resources required for their applications.

Because MPSTOR's Orkestra cloud management platform includes its own scale out Software Defined Storage controller and Storage Array Management, it has the ability to provision all the storage consumers in the datacenter from all the managed storage providers. The storage consumers can be VMware or OpenStack virtual machines, data centric services or individual physical nodes. Orkestra enables a VMware datacenter operator running the Orkestra IaaS VMDK platform to enhance their existing VMware installations and quickly provide users with an OpenStack based cloud and self-service dashboard while maintaining their existing VMware infrastructure.

The ability to create multiple single or multi-tenant clouds and partition resources in large scale configurations with an OpenStack environment can dramatically reduce capital and operating expenditures. Cloud computing operators can also benefit from Orkestra IaaS's advanced storage management and storage virtualization features such as LUN SnapShot, thin provisioning, replication, backup from LUN to S3 object, as well as provisioning scale out block, file and object stores.

"We were able to save significant capital and operating expenses and avoid vendor lock-in while simply migrating our existing infrastructure onto the open platform using MPSTOR's VMDK version of Orkestra IaaS," said Christian Sestu, CTO of cloud resources at Filippetti, a leader in Cloud Computing and IT solutions in Italy.  "It was simple to install and runs seamlessly on top of our existing VMware."

The storage management and storage virtualization capability of Orkestra IaaS and the server virtualization capability of OpenStack, produces a turnkey, software defined, cloud platform. It can be downloaded as a single bootable image and installed on bare metal servers in less than five minutes. It is supplied with an Image Vault, containing a wide range of pre-configured virtual machine images, as well as with an integrated, web-based, graphical user interface, which provides a comprehensive range of configuration, administration and end user functionality.

"MPSTOR's Orkestra VMDK is the ultimate software solution for augmenting VMware," said William Oppermann, CEO, MPSTOR. "It brings in a single package, OpenStack, Software Defined Storage and Storage Array Management to the VMware environment." 

Founded in 2006 in Cork, Ireland, MPSTOR is backed by venture capital and private investors. A dynamic and expanding company with offices in Ireland, U.S., and Taiwan, MPSTOR has won a number of innovation awards with their cloud infrastructure software. Visit http://www.mpstor.com

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