The New Data Center Operating System
Virtual machines and containers sharing the same infrastructure
Distributed, high-performance storage with no additional hardware
Hyper-converged software for x86 servers
Stratoscale’s software transforms standard x86 servers into a hyper-converged infrastructure solution
combining high-performance storage with efficient cloud services, while supporting both
containers and virtualization on the same platform.
Stratoscale is building the data center software infrastructure of the future, supporting next generation application frameworks. By converging all infrastructure functionality into a single software stack, we provide all of the resources for both virtualized and container workloads.
The data is stored on local disks. We manage capacity for all workloads, with connectivity and networking services provided in a software-defined network. Compute, storage and networking are controlled by a built-in resource management layer and are fully resilient.
The Stratoscale platform can scale from four nodes to entire data centers and it is managed through a single pane of glass, with extensive control enabled through industry-standard APIs. This is True Hyper-Convergence.
Virtual Machines & Containers
Stratoscale is pioneering the concept of Universal Computing. With Stratoscale, applications can co-exist and share the same physical infrastructure, while allowing developers the freedom and flexibility to choose how to package and deploy workloads. By supporting both Virtual Machines and Linux Containers, you no longer need separate, dedicated environments for Docker and VMware apps.
High Performance Storage
Our high-performance, distributed block storage service stripes all I/O across each available storage device (e.g. HDD and Flash-devices) in the rack. By replicating data across multiple nodes, your data is safe and durable even in the event of a disk or server failure. With intelligent caching, frequently accessed data blocks are automatically placed on the lowest latency devices. Stratoscale’s distributed storage solution is built on top of industry-leading ZFS technology.
Stratoscale’s self-optimizing infrastructure provides real-time analysis and reporting of resource usage and availability. This real time information enables automatic balancing of resource consumption across servers and within servers, as well as detecting and preventing resource interference or hot spots. Our algorithms allow for increasingly smarter capacity planning and preemptive workload placement based on continuous workload monitoring and proﬁling.
Plug & Play
Stratoscale provides a true plug & play infrastructure stack, dynamically making more resources available to applications as the data center expands.
Our software is automatically distributed to your servers, and everything you need to create a fully virtualized or containerized environment is included.
Integration with existing solutions, such as OpenStack, is accomplished by leveraging our advanced REST APIs. Existing templates, tools and workflows can be reused without any changes.
Our all-software solution is built around the principle of BYOH – Bring Your Own Hardware. We don’t define the server or storage hardware that you use.
We allow organizations to work with their favorite hardware vendors ─ selecting the servers, networking and flash memory that makes sense for them.
Stratoscale seamlessly integrates all of these components into a modern, rack-scale architecture.
Today’s modern data centers are built one rack at a time, rather than one server at a time. We designed our platform to take full advantage of the rack as a building block.
We aggregate all of the rack’s resources (compute, memory, storage and networking) and present a simple interface that allows any workload to access any resource.
This approach results in a dramatic simplification of the data center architecture and forms the basis for rack-scale economics.
Work Smoothly with Cloud Platforms and Applications
Stratoscale gives developers full control over the resources available to them and how their applications are run. Our platform is software defined and API driven, making it simple to access and manage. All functions are accessible through REST APIs and are compatible with OpenStack, Docker and vCenter. The result is infrastructure that is fully automated and controllable, through orchestration software or directly by developers.
With Stratoscale, developers have full control over the infrastructure used by their applications. Using a rich API layer, developers have the ability to programmatically determine all aspects of how the infrastructure layers run their software. Application deployment into the cloud is also simpler and more scalable with Stratoscale’s system, which supports AWS commands, Docker and OpenStack APIs.
Stratoscale is a proud member and supporter of the Open Source community. Some of the components we leverage in our solution include Linux, OpenStack, Docker, KVM, ZFS and Consul. We are committed to an open environment, fully extensible APIs and a wide range of management interfaces. At Stratoscale, we have contributed to the Open Source community many of the tools that we developed for building our own hyper-converged software stack.
Single Pane of Glass
Stratoscale’s solution is managed through an elegant, minimalistic and responsive user interface that allows you to easily deploy and control all resources running on virtual machines or containers. The user interface is complemented by advanced API and REST-based programmatic interfaces for integrated data center management and integration with other systems.
The Next Generation Data Centre Infrastructure
Virtualized and container-based resources requested by workloads are constantly adjusted and optimized in real time, because our innovative, self-optimizing algorithms automatically determine rebalancing requirements. These algorithms are able to classify and distribute (or redistribute) each workload in a sub-second manner, so that it can run on the best matching hardware available across the entire rack or racks. The result is a completely balanced workload environment without interference or hot spots.
We think the infrastructure layer should be invisible. It should provide full application isolation and demand-based resource provisioning, when required. It should also work out of the box, manage compute resources, provision high performance storage (as needed), and configure your network using software-defined networking.
Stratoscale’s solution actively optimizes the resource footprint (or working footprint) of workloads ─ by constantly measuring actual resource consumption in real time. The Stratoscale solution measures the difference between what’s been provisioned and what’s being used, and optimizes the resources assigned to the workload. This results in smaller workload footprints, which means that they become more portable. It also results in increased density per physical server, dramatically improving the infrastructure ROI.
The self-optimizing Stratoscale platform automatically distributes all physical and virtual assets and workloads in real time, in an effort to deliver both the economics and the performance that operators are looking for.
“…There is a market of customers who have preferred hardware vendors. For the first time, we are providing a plug-and-play software stack that allows customers to run everything on the same physical infrastructure. And we mean everything”
The problem is that virtualization, for the most part, only applies within a single physical server… Stratoscale addresses that problem by treating an entire rack of servers as one virtual server, going beyond the realm of compute that server virtualization encompasses and extending into storage and networking as well.
The technology integrates “storage and compute”. This creates disruption in the storage market, as customers no longer need to purchase and maintain a separate complex and costly storage infrastructure.