Private Cloud Services

Private Cloud

All the power of the cloud, tailored for you!

The private cloud differs from the public cloud in the ability to create on-demand cloud servers from a fully dedicated hardware infrastructure. The allocation of each server's resources is completely autonomous and free of constraints; in addition, you can set up your own templates (images) for immediate creation of new instances (cloud servers).

HARDWARE

Server

At the heart of our hardware infrastructure are the new DELL PowerEdge servers with high redundancy of the elements most prone to failure: RAID disks, dual power supply and dual network cards. These redundancies guarantee continuity of service even in the event of failure.
Our servers have a 100% hardware warranty, which means that, in case of failure, the replacement of a component and restoration of the server is the responsibility of Hosting Solutions.

Storage for cloud servers

The storage system is provided by SAN FAS NetApp Enterprise level. This type of storage is characterized by high redundancy and provides security and data availability. The use of SAN storage is essential to achieve high cluster reliability.

NetApp hardware is highly resilient and it ensures service continuity and high reliability. One important feature of NetApp storage is the ability to schedule snapshots of storage volumes. Our technical team is also available to provide the initial setup and/or templates from which to create cloud servers.

Finally, storage is provided through our Primary Storage Storage services available in full SSD or SAS + cache SSD.

Cloud server Backup

The backup of data contained in the cloud servers is carried out through our storage service using Acronis Backup, which is always based on NetApp systems installed in our data centre in Rome. This guarantees geographical data redundancy, security, availability and accessibility to backups (infrastructure in Florence, backup in Rome).

Acronis software allows you to manage, from a single interface and independently, all the backups of all the cloud servers of your infrastructure. The Acronis web management console allows you to schedule backups with the desired frequency (fully customizable), directing them to our storage devices in Rome.

Connectivity

The connectivity has the following features:

  • Internet connectivity: 100 Mbps dedicated/server (in active/backup mode);
  • To Storage: 1 Gbps in active/backup mode;
  • Private connectivity (between cluster nodes and between cloud servers): 1 Gbps in active/backup mode on a dedicated VLAN.

IP addresses

There are 4 IP addresses per server included. You can add IP addresses as needed.

SOFTWARE

Hypervisor

You can choose the most popular hypervisor, such as VMware, Xen Center, Hyper-V, Proxmox. The technical staff of Hosting Solutions can also help in the various phases of design and implementation of the cloud infrastructure, as they are Xen Server and VMware certified and also have extensive experience with the other hypervisors indicated.

Operating systems

Any operating system and versioncan be installed on cloud servers; in the case of Microsoft products (Windows operating system, RDP applications, Office, etc.) Hosting Solutions is able to issue the necessary licenses to comply with Microsoft licensing policies.

HA (High Availability) and Disaster Recovery

The use of private cloud services allows you to build virtual infrastructures that meet high reliability requirements. The high reliability is linked to the characteristics of the various hypervisors such as: the possibility for cloud servers to automatically reboot to another node in case of node failure, the possibility to manually live migrate a cloud server from node to node (VMotion) (the possibility to migrate a cloud server from node to node with zero downtime), the possibility to manually live migrate virtual disks on different storage volumes (Storage VMotion), the possibility to schedule and create cloud server security Snapshots (Snapshot) and the possibility to use shared storage between nodes of the cluster.

Disaster Recovery: Colocations in Rome and Siziano allow to design complete disaster recovery solutions minimizing the recovery time when facing a disaster and thus meeting the RTO (Recovery Time Objective) needs of the infrastructure.

Assistance and technical staff

The technical staff of Hosting Solutions is able to provide support from the design phase to the implementation of the private cloud infrastructure.

It is also possible to request full-managed solutions, which leave the customer only the burden of creating and managing the infrastructure, guaranteeing assistance and stability.