Introduction To Zadara Cloud Services

Zadara Cloud Services is a full stack of cloud services: Compute, Networking and Storage. It is protected by Zadara security controls and provisioned as managed service.

Zadara cloud services gives any MSP the ability to have an AWS-compatible on-premise private or public cloud within its own data center. It gives enterprise customers the ability to consume above services in the exact same way they consume the public cloud using AWS-compatible API.

Zadara cloud services are developed, deployed and maintained by Zadara on behalf of its partners and customers.

Zadara cloud services always run on Zadara owned equipment (either in public or on premise deployments), and delivered as a service with a “per consumption” business model.

At a high level:

  • Zadara compute cluster is added to Zadara storage cloud to provide the full range of Zadara Cloud Services.

  • Zadara Software that runs on the above cloud configures the servers to be either compute or storage nodes, thus providing the experience of a private cloud region.

The Zadara Cloud Service includes the following:

  • A fully-featured compute layer that allows for creation, management, and manipulation of x86-based virtual machines. Zadara provides intelligent load balancing. If it finds an overloaded node, it automatically moves workloads away from that node to a node with more capacity - typically moving a VM from source to destination in about half a second.

  • The ability to use any type of storage - Block, File and Object Storage, all provided by Zadara VPSA.

  • A complete virtual networking layer allowing for the creation of objects ranging from internal private networks, external NAT communication networks, fixed IPs for specific VMs, and security groups to control what may flow across those networking objects and paths.

  • A fully distributed automation and control architecture that exists across the cloud. Management processes and state are replicated to every node in the region, This make the usage of management resources much more efficient, and much more reliable in case of a planned or unplanned outages.

  • An API and CLI for scripting, automation, and control.

  • A fully-featured, browser-based GUI to handle all day-to-day operations without having to drop to the command line.