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Are you wasting your computing power?

Are you wasting your computing power?

Not all businesses are able to move their data to the cloud. You may have contracts that prevent you, export restrictions on your data, or you may even have an investment into your own datacenter or hardware that you haven't depreciated or still wish to take advantage of. But are you using that infrastructure to its full potential? Are you wasting computing power that could be used? Chances are you have several servers that are sitting idle most of the time. If so, you might want to think about running your own cloud.

OpenStack

OpenStack is a platform that allows you to create your own cloud service using your existing hardware. If you've recently invested in your datacenter equipment it may not make sense to migrate to someone else's cloud platform, it may make more sense to create your own.

Taken from their website: "OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface."

CloudStack

If you have a wide range of hypervisors in your environment, you should consider CloudStack.

Taken from their website: "Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform. CloudStack is used by a number of service providers to offer public cloud services, and by many companies to provide an on-premises (private) cloud offering, or as part of a hybrid cloud solution."

ownCloud

If you have lots of storage needs and you want to maximize your utilization you should look into ownCloud.

Taken from OpenSource: "ownCloud is a self-hosted open source file sync and share server. Like "big boys" Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and others, ownCloud lets you access your files, calendar, contacts, and other data. You can synchronize everything (or part of it) between your devices and share files with others."

Need help?

If you are considering moving to a cloud platform and need help, give RDAIT a call today! We can help you make a decision and implement a solution that works for you.

References

LifeWire - OpenStack vs CloudStack
Act on Cloud - CloudStack vs OpenStack
OpenSource - 6 Creative Ways to use ownCloud

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