Cloudware Management Platform
Cloudware Data Center Manager
Cloudware as a Service
BUSINESS SERVICES MONITORING
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
PRESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS
SERVER AND NETWORKS SOLUTIONS
STORAGE AND BACKUP
ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT AND DATA CENTERS
BODY LEASING AND RECRUITMENT
TECHNICAL TRAINING

Cloudware is not only software and device „from the box” but perfectly integrated platforms enriched with a package of adjusted services. We provide our Clients with many ready-to-go solutions in our service model. Wide competences of our specialists ensure that suggested solutions match perfectly current users’ needs. Our principals achieve the platforms comfortable to be managed by IT teams. We focus on business issues because this is what a contemporary market requires.

Unlike our competitors, we ensure dedicated, unique and tailor-made solutions. We base on an extensive experience of our teams gathered upon a realization of many projects.

Whilst realizing projects, we use commercial and open technologies. We integrate well known products and their equivalents originating from the Open Source society. Their smart connection result in ready-to-go business solutions.

By choosing Cloudware as a Service offer, Client receives among other:

  • Ready-to-go solutions with attractive SLA Consultations parameters in full range, concerning various technologies – not limited to the ordered one
  • Support of a dedicated engineer and project manager
  • Additional services of all the support lines
  • Dedicated solution, compliant with the Customer’s requirements

Despite technological variety of Cloud Computing platform, their goal is always the same. Business users are accessed to automatized, easy to calculate and entirely self-service solution.

Until recently, the basic model of private and hybrid „clouds” was a service instead of an infrastructure. Usually such solutions proved to be good in fresh environments where it lacked platforms possible to be adapted. Although platforms implemented this way have quite simple structure but they also have a significantly limited functionality. For that reason, they occur to be insufficient for the companies of the Enterprise class.

IaaS solutions in the Cloudware offer take a step further. Basing on completed projects, we use the most precious functionalities of open and commercial products and we create out of them one solution.

This is how we efficiently benefit from all the Client’s assets, not only selected ones supported by a given technology. We integrate many virtualizers, disc resources and networks in one solution. Our platform is not only VMWare, KVM and block storage. We joint such unique technologies as IBM PowerVM, RedHat Enterprise Virtualization, VMWare NSX, Nuage Networks, SAN Volume Controller with open technologies, such as KVM, Xen Server, Open DayLight, Ceph, OpenStack Swift or Eucalyptus.

We introduce a genius technology of data storage and processing in a private cloud with usage of  Openstack Swift, Elasticsearch, Cloudware Cloudfiles. This technology was dedicated for the institutions gathering large data quantity: libraries, ministries, data archives, museums, courts, auction houses, offices, geodesy centers, medical, education centers, etc. Scaling is indispensable, efficient and easy to operate to store, process and search such a large base of information. In our products we use technologies that were tested in such outstanding projects in Poland and in the world. Usage of open software allow not only to save money but also guaranties quality and code safety. Moreover: usage of open software does not have to mean lack of technical support and its choice is left to the Client. Solutions built by Cloudware Polska allow to store millions of documents of a total capacity of petabytes of data. These data is stored in a dispersed environment composed of many locations (typically: basic and backup). Our platforms are flexibly developed, with no necessity of stopping an application going.

Usage of Elasticsearch not only preserves metadata of saved files but also gives an access to a full text search. Additional benefit of this solution is a flexibility of data schema and variety of their types. Elasticsearch engine can register location data and search bases on the ground of these data.

Dedicated Cloudware Cloudfiles software allow to receive, share and process significant amount of files. This software integrates with Openstack Swift and Elasticsearch and also with related databases.

System of workers allow to queue tasks and therefore to process individual large files and a great number of files at the same time. It is also scalable and resistant to a breakdown of a single element.

Data storage

Scalable and resistant to breakdowns environment of data storage can be achieved among other by applying of object files storage. Swift software is this type of a solution. It is a part of the Openstack project. Openstack project is a free software used for creation of cloud computing in the IaaS model. It was developed in 2010 by connection of the Nova computing component of NASA American Government Agency and the Swift object component of files storage manufactured by Rackspace. Swift software allows to build scalable highly available and efficient Object Store systems (object data storage).

Applying of object data storage system has many benefits:

  • Option of usage of cheap servers with discs to store the data (instead of expensive matrix discs that could also be applicable)
  • Option of an easy development of capacity without stopping the system
  • High availability of assets
  • Resistance to breakdowns – thanks to the system, numerous copies and automatic control of correctness of the stored file (based on the hash function)
  • Option of an easy development of selected functions of file processing (e.g. antivirus control or determining the palette of shades for saved file image)

Metadata search

By using of Elasticsearch software we are able to store a significant amount of data (e.g. files metadata) and at the same time we have an option of a full text search of this data.

Elasticsearch is a search engine based on Apache Lucene. It enables building a dispersed database of documents. Elasticsearch may work either as a single instance or highly available, resistant to breakdowns tool, it may also operate in the system of many joint instances. In such a dispersed solution, for instance a horizontal scaling shall not be difficult.

Files processing

Our original solution Cloudware Cloudfiles allows to simultaneously process a significant number of files. It is an interface for the block system of files storage and for databases.

The application core is responsible for processing the files according to given rules. It may be unpacking files, processing of metadata saved in e.g. xml files, computing the size of files or an analysis of their content.

The application performs particular works asynchronously, sending tasks to the data bus where they are received by individual „workers”. This architecture allows a high scalability and resistance to breakdowns. Scalability is very important while processing large size files.

Thanks to the network visualization platforms and network services, the offer of our solutions for Cloud Computing platform building is even richer. For now this technology is new and treated by big companies with some cautiousness. Yet we are also ready for challenges and we can implement them advantageously for our Clients.

Software Defined Networking (SDN)

SDN technology (Software-Defined Networking) allows to easily extend a local network of automatized virtual resources in a cloud joint pools while using a proper software. It enables us to optimally benefit from a present infrastructure of physical network as well as to increase its performance and flexibility by using a centralized control. Innovative network services mean also optimization of critical business overloads.

IT departments in companies are nowadays overloaded with new technologies (IT consumerization, BYOD model and application virtualization are just few of them). Providers overtake in offers of new and new solutions. For this reason the IT specialists in companies have to find ways to ensure flexibility and efficiency without increasing a workload. In Cloudware Polska we focus on dedicated solutions so that our Clients can meet this challenge. We facilitate to the companies to construct solutions based on SDN while keeping the costs low. We benefit from other SDN technologies advantages, such as automation and support of the entire process of services providing. This approach make SDN network resolve real problems of companies and enable to create brand new, advances services.

While building of our platforms, we base on the open technologies, like OpenDaylight or OpenStack. We also draw from the best of commercial technologies, among other from VMWare NSX or Nuage Virtualized Platform Services.

 

Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

If a common usage of the IP protocol was undoubtedly a revolution in the IT world, then NFV is a revolution in a telecommunication world. Until now the market was dominated by standalone solutions type. Classical provider offered a product packed tight that was necessary for a proper launch of a given service. Today – thanks to the SDN/NFV technology – ready solutions have been slowly  given up. Instead of that, they are separated into layers. More and more classical servers x86 are used and any functions and services are virtualized inside them. Applying of such an architecture significantly decrease the purchase costs of devices and licenses.

Architectural concept which is Network Function Virtualization is a technology positioned a level higher that the SDN technology. NFV offers a new way of designing and implementing of network services as well as their management. It distributes network functions such as network addresses translation (NAT), firewall, detection of hacking, domain name services (DNS) and caching in order to replace ready hardware devices and enable them to work in the software layer.

NFV serves to consolidate and provide network elements indispensable to fully support virtual infrastructure. They are among other: virtual servers, storage, and even other networks. Discussed technology uses standard IT virtualization technologies working in high volume service models, switches and storage devices and it efficiently virtualizes network functions at the same time. The process of virtualization can be practically applied in any layer of data plane or control plane processing, in fixed and wireless networks. Applying of such an architecture significantly decreases the purchase cost of hardware and licenses.

Cloudware as a Service

Cloudware is not only software and device „from the box” but perfectly integrated platforms enriched with a package of adjusted services. We provide our Clients with many ready-to-go solutions in our service model – there are comfortable to manage platforms for IT teams. As expected, we focus on business issues. While realizing projects, we use commercial and open technologies.

Service offer “Cloudware as a Service” means:

  • Ready-to-go solutions with attractive SLA parameters
  • Consultancy in full range, concerning various technologies – not limited to the ordered one
  • Support of a dedicated engineer and project manager
  • Additional services of all the support lines
  • Dedicated solution, compliant with the Customer’s requirements
  • Multiplatform Infrastructure as a ServiceWe integrate in one solution many visualizers, disc resources, networks. Basing on the realized projects, we use most precious of commercial and open products and we create one functional solution out of them.
  • Openstack Object Storage Solutions We offer a tool to store petabytes of data in a private cloud using Openstack Swift, Elasticsearch, Cloudware Cloudfiles (original application modelled on Object Storage). We recommend this technology to the institutions collecting large amounts of data: libraries, ministries, data archives, museums, courts, auction houses, offices, geodesy centers, medical, education centers, etc.
  • SDN/NFV Solutions. Thanks to the network visualization platforms and network services, the offer of our solutions for Cloud Computing platform building is even richer. For now this technology is new and treated by big companies with some cautiousness. Yet we are also ready for challenges and we can implement them advantageously for our Clients.
Cloudware Management Platform
Cloudware Data Center Manager
Cloudware as a Service
BUSINESS SERVICES MONITORING
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
PRESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS
SERVER AND NETWORKS SOLUTIONS
STORAGE AND BACKUP
ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT AND DATA CENTERS
BODY LEASING AND RECRUITMENT
TECHNICAL TRAINING