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Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator V3.1.3 Released with Technology Preview Support for Ceph

Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator V3.1.3 Released with Technology Preview Support for Ceph

Flexiant  today released  Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator V3.1.3  with technology preview support for Ceph, a distributed block store, object store and file system designed to provide enhanced performance, reliability and scalability.

The news comes nearly two months after the release of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator 3.1.

The open source distributed storage technology support will allow Flexiant’s customers to store their customer data including disks and images on the Ceph distributed storage system. The key benefits of this include reduced hardware costs and increased scalability by eliminating centralized storage.

Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator V3.1.3’s dynamic workload placement has made the allocation strategy more powerful, with more fine-grained rules and much easier to use. At the server level, for example, customers with 100 servers can use a single inherited rule to place them within a particular group of compute resources.
– Tony Lucas, Founder and SVP of Product, Flexiant.

Tony Lucas, Founder and SVP of Product, Flexiant

Tony Lucas, Founder and SVP of Product, Flexiant.

With support for Ceph, Flexiant aims to partner with best of breed companies.

Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator V3.1.3 also offers enhancements to its dynamic workload placement feature.

Cloud service providers and customers can control virtual machine workload placement based on software licensing, resiliency/SLA management, performance, privacy, single tenancy models and enable  more advanced rules, thereby enabling  end users to have complete control over where their workloads run, including introducing virtual private cloud functionality.

“Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator V3.1.3’s dynamic workload placement has made the allocation strategy more powerful, with more fine-grained rules and much easier to use. At the server level, for example, customers with 100 servers can use a single inherited rule to place them within a particular group of compute resources.” said Tony Lucas, Founder and SVP of Product, Flexiant.

Some of the key features of release of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator 3.1 unveiled earlier this year include simplified product catalog management across reseller environments, extended functionality and integration for metering and billing cloud services,   extensive customization with upgraded Flexiant APIs, Flexiant Query Language and a new Flexiant Development Language.

“Storage preferences vary for cloud service providers and customers have different requirements and considerations to balance – cost, scalability, resilience and performance. As a result, we continue to develop various storage options for our customers. While this type of innovative storage solution is not for everyone, it does give our customers more options. Ceph is a disruptive and leading edge technology with significant advantages. Our support for Ceph illustrates Flexiant’s commitment to offer our customers multiple storage options as opposed to railroading them into a single proprietary storage solution,” said Alex Bligh, CTO and COO, Flexiant.

“Storage is a hard problem. Thus we made the choice to work with storage specialists, such as the Ceph development team; development of an entire storage stack in house was not something Flexiant wanted to focus on. We continue to offer the leading cloud management solution and work with specialist companies across the cloud market,” he added.

Earlier this year, Flexiant closed  £3.75 Million in investor funding for Cloud Orchestration. Flexiant was also named  “Cool Vendor” in the Cloud Management, 2013 report by Gartner, Inc.

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