Whiteboard Video - 5 Key Benefits of SolidFire Agile Infrastructure for OpenStack

With SolidFire AI for OpenStack customers can stand up a dynamic, self-service cloud infrastructure in significantly less time, less space, and for less money than alternative converged infrastructure offerings.

This whiteboard video explains the five key operational benefits of SolidFire Agile Infrastructure for OpenStack.

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Hi, my name is Dave Cahill, Director of Technology Solutions at SolidFire. I'm here to talk to you about the benefits of SolidFire's agile infrastructure reference architecture. With SolidFire AI customers can stand up a dynamic self-service cloud infrastructure in significantly less time, less space, and for less money than alternative conversion infrastructure offerings. SolidFire has integrated with leading technology solutions from Dell, Red Hat, and OpenStack to deliver a validated design for customers looking to deploy a functional, open-stack cloud infrastructure. The large number of choices, configuration options, and design considerations in the market today can make deploying an open-stack environment a challenging undertaking. The SolidFire AI for open-stack reference architecture design provides users detailed guidance for deploying an open-stack cloud environment in their own data center.

There are five key benefits to SolidFire's agile infrastructure. The first is that it's agile. Deploying your validated open-stack cloud could be done quickly. Driver configuration could be completed in one minute using PopIt. Instance cloning happens in under 75 seconds. In total time to deployment occurs in less than an hour versus days or weeks with other solutions. Each AI layer is modular, eliminating threat of hardware or software lock-in. Coupled with an accelerated time to market, AI's design flexibility allows you to quickly and easily add or change components as your business needs dictate.

The second benefit of SolidFire AI is it's fully automated. By scripting and automating many of the tasks associated with AI, form and provisioning of all compute control and storage components can be completed in just 30 minutes. With AI for open stack, thousands of instances can be created and removed in an eight-hour period.

Thirdly, SolidFire AI is scalable. AI uses a scale-out design across compute network and storage. Additional compute notes can be added without down-time, and so hardware and software updates can be done non-disruptively with no impact on running applications.

SolidFire AI is also predictable. SolidFire's QS controls allow you to deliver predictable, repeatable performance per volume and allows additional applications to be hosted from the shared infrastructure without creating performance variability for IOPS contention. In fact, only 20% of available IOPS were consumed for 1,000 instances. Those 1,000 instances were available without any impact to running applications.

Lastly, SolidFire AI is efficient. SolidFire AI uses 30-40% less rack space and three times the IOPS per U than other conversion infrastructure offerings. A 27U SolidFire agile infrastructure contains a complete validated open-stack deployment with thousands of mixed workload instances, 250,000 provisionable IOPS, 60 terabytes of usable capacity, and enough room to double that capacity without growing beyond a single cabinet.

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