Deployed openstack with Canonical
OpenStack implementation challenges
Designing an optimal architecture for OpenStack implementation that maximises price-performance requires expert knowledge and years of experience.
Here are some common questions one has to ask when implementing OpenStack:
- How to configure the hardware to meet performance and capacity requirements, while not exceeding the budget?
- Which OpenStack architecture to choose to maximise resource consumption and cost-efficiency of the cloud?
- Which hypervisor, software-defined networking (SDN) and storage platform to choose?
- How to design the cloud to meet local security and compliance regulations?
- How to migrate the existing workloads from VMware or other cloud environments?
Canonical's private cloud consulting services solve all those challenges, providing a comprehensive implementation package for Charmed OpenStack at a fixed price.
Number 1 platform for OpenStack implementation
Number 1 platform for OpenStack implementation
According to the OpenStack User Survey 2021 results, Ubuntu Server is the most popular operating system for OpenStack implementation. Ubuntu Server powers 40% of OpenStack clouds all over the world. It has been chosen as a platform for OpenStack implementation by leading companies in the telco, finance, hardware manufacturing, retail, automotive and healthcare sectors.
According to the OpenStack User Survey 2020 results, Ubuntu Server is the most popular operating system for OpenStack implementation. Ubuntu Server powers 40% of OpenStack clouds all over the world. It has been chosen as a platform for OpenStack implementation by leading companies in the telco, finance, hardware manufacturing, retail, automotive and healthcare sectors.
What is Private Cloud Build?
Private Cloud Build (PCB) and Private Cloud Build Plus (PCB Plus) are Canonical's private cloud consulting packages for Charmed OpenStack implementation. While PCB is a basic package for general-purpose private cloud deployment, PCB Plus offers more consulting time to evaluate and integrate a wider range of custom architectural possibilities.
Both PCB and PCB Plus are available at a fixed price. All costs are known since the early beginnings of the project. This makes service pricing transparent and enables predictable budgeting.
Both packages include a workshop for introductions, requirements gathering and architecture design. PCB includes a remote workshop. PCB Plus includes an on-site workshop.
During the workshop we assess your existing on-prem, VMware or public cloud workloads to ensure that the private cloud architecture we design meets the requirements of your applications.
Together, we design the cloud according to your needs. We help you make right decisions regarding cloud architecture, hardware configuration, SDN and storage options to make sure that the cloud we build meets your requirements.
We test your hardware, make sure the physical network is configured properly, build the cloud, validate it post-deployment, benchmark its performance and onboard your tenants.
We can optionally migrate your existing workloads to your new private cloud. We partner with market-leading companies that offer workloads migration with minimal downtime.
At the end of the engagement we provide you with a detailed deployment guide that enables repeatable re-deployments of your private cloud and perform a formal handover process.
With PCB, you are not left alone on day-2. Charmed OpenStack provides full automation around common day-2 maintenance tasks, including daily operations, scale-out capabilities, integration and OpenStack upgrades.
On request, we train your personnel to get them up to speed with your new private cloud. We provide comprehensive training courses that cover OpenStack architecture, implementation and operations.
Migrating our online charging system (OCS) application to the cloud will give us the base and agility we need in order to consistently offer best-in-class solutions for our customers. This selection [Private Cloud Build] was an obvious choice to enable us to scale our charging capabilities to a future-proofed private cloud platform.Flavio Matiello, Head of PrePaid Platforms & OCS at Telefonica Brazil
Performance, reliability, security
We guarantee 99.99% availability of the cloud. Our expertise, based on data from hundreds of clouds, underpins your SLA. Our operations are certified, with regular independent audits.
Carrier-grade private cloud
Charmed OpenStack is your fastest path to a modern telco cloud. We provide all necessary performance extensions to run mission-critical network services as required in 5G network use cases.
As the publisher of Ubuntu, we uniquely support the full stack. Complex issues in cloud infrastructure require analysis and fixes all the way down to the kernel. With us, there are no loose ends.
10 years of security
Not every organisation is willing or able to upgrade their cloud on a regular basis. With Charmed OpenStack you stay secure for up to 10 years under Canonical’s Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) programme with no need to upgrade.
Cloud hardening ensures the highest level of security in the telecom and financial sectors. Charmed OpenStack provides cloud hardening programmes according to common benchmarks such as CIS.
Local regulatory compliance
Included in the service pricing are local regulatory compliance programmes. Charmed OpenStack is GDPR, CSEC and HIPAA compliant.
Hardware specifications, software-defined networking (SDN) controllers, storage platforms. We provide you with the flexibility to integrate your desired functionality. We help you choose what fits your requirements to provide the best value for money.
A common challenge in the cloud is the data protection of your applications. Add TrilioVault backup and recovery for both data and metadata to improve resiliency and meet SLAs.
Our team actively monitors the cloud 24x7, providing observability, alerting, capacity planning and continuous service checks to ensure your cloud is healthy and stays that way.
Straightforward path to OpenStack implementation
Build an enterprise private cloud in a few weeks with these five simple steps.
Together, we design the cloud according to your needs. We guide you through the hardware specification process to maximise price-performance and tailor cloud architecture to meet your capacity, workload, security, regulatory and integration requirements.
Once the design step is completed, we translate all design decisions into a model that is reusable across various environments. Modeling guarantees repeatable deployments and enables integration with infrastructure-as-code (IaC) and continuous integration continuous delivery (CICD) systems.
We deploy the cloud for you on your premises or in one of our partners’ data centres. We validate it post-deployment and benchmark its performance. At the end, we provide you with the deployment guide which outlines all the steps required to re-deploy the cloud if needed.
On request, we transfer control over your cloud back to your organisation. We train your personnel, make sure you are able to operate the cloud yourself moving forward and perform a formal handover process. We continue providing commercial support to make sure your cloud receives security updates and you receive help if needed.
Private Cloud Build pricing
Private Cloud Build
$75,000 fixed price
Design and deployment of a baseline OpenStack cloud based on the reference architecture.
What's included: *
- Hardware guidance and sizing
- Reference architecture
- Simplified networking
- Hyper-converged or Converged
- Containerised control plane
- Observability stack
- Block and object storage
- High availability
Design and delivery on certified hardware.
Private Cloud Build Plus
$150,000 fixed price
Design and deployment of a carrier-grade, feature-rich OpenStack cloud based on a custom architecture.
What's included: *
Everything in Private Cloud Build, plus:
- Custom architecture
- Containerised or isolated control plane
- Complex networking
- LDAP or Active Directory integration
- Regulatory compliance
- Encryption in flight and at rest
- EPA tuning options
- Block, object and file storage
- Layer–7 load balancer
- Secrets management
Workshops determine the optimal architecture for your workloads and integration requirements.
* Additional features, functionality and integrations are available via add-ons
Build your OpenStack private cloud with Canonical
Canonical's Private Cloud Build accelerates your time-to-market, providing a comprehensive OpenStack implementation package at a fixed price. Talk to one of our cloud experts to optimise your hardware for price-performance and plan the migration from VMware or other cloud platforms.