Rapid.Space provides public cloud and private cloud service based on Open Compute Project (OCP) [RD] open source hardware and SlapOS [RD] open source software for cloud automation. Every node of Rapid.Space is identical. A typical node consists at least of:
Rapid.Space service includes:
Rapid.Space cloud platform supports provisioning, monitoring, accounting and orchestration of:
Rapid.Space is hosted in colocation datacenters:
More nodes are planned in Russia, USA, Japan, Germany, etc.
Rapid.Space nodes can also be hosted on premise to form a hybrid cloud solution.
Rapid.Space provides libguestfs [RD] open source migration tool from from physical machines (P2V) or VMWare/Xen virtual machines (V2V) to Rapid.Space high performance virtual machines. Migration can be done online if sufficient Internet bandwidth is provided. Migration can be also done on premise by bringing OCP servers to the existing data-center, doing migration on-premise and shipping servers to Rapid.Space data-center by courrier.
Rapid.Space offers optional migration services from existing infrastructure to its cloud infrastructure with the support of a network of partners. Current partners are located in: France, Germany, Japan, China, Bulgaria, Russia, Brazil, Italy. The partner network is growing.
The average effort of migrating and doing basic system level tests of a single machine is 2 hours or 1,600 RMB if this service is provided by Rapid.Space.
Rapid.Space provides hardware recycling services whenever a company decides to migrate its legacy datacenter to Rapid.Space high performance virtual machines. Rapid.Space can purchase, recertify and reuse directly:
Other parts will be sent to circular economy operators such as ITRenew [RD].
Thanks to recycling, part of the investment in legacy datacenter can be saved.
Here are the different cloud services provided by Rapid.Space. Every node of Rapid.Space can be used in five different ways:
The table below summarizes the advantages and inconveniences of each type of service.
Big VMs are ideal to deploy arbitrary software (Linux, Windows, BSD, etc.) which requires a lot of RAM, a lot of cores, fast LAN and maximum disk I/O performance. High availability can be implemented by the system administrator of the guest OS level with technologies such as drbd [RD] or by the application. Disaster recovery must be implemented by the system administrator of the VM guest OS or by the application.
Typical applications include:
Read performance of SSD I/O of Big VM is 100% of bare metal. Write performance of SSD I/O of Big VM s at least 70% of bare metal. This is 2 to 8 times more than traditional virtualised storage [RD].
Resilient VMs are small virtual machines that use virtualized storage and can scale dynamically:
Backup, archival and restoration of resilient VMs is automatic. A daily disaster recovery test is launched every day.
Resilient VMs are ideal for:
Resilient VMs are not suitable for high performance database.
Resilient DB Cluster provides a swarm of databases deployed on a cluster of bare metal to achieve maximum performance and scalability. Supported database are:
Resilient DB Cluster combines the advantages of Big VM with even more performance and the dynamic scalability of Resilient VM.
Resilient PaaS is a web based development environment with a strong focus on devops and automation of the entire lifecycle of software: build, provisioning, configuration, run, monitoring, accounting, orchestration, disaster recovery. It is based on nano-container technology which ensures portability across different operating systems [RD]. It embeds a framework to run continuous integration tests and automatically enforce that all operations can be reproduced over time and space.
Rapid Space cloud provide corporate cloud solution to any size of business. In order to evaluate the need of a potential corporate user, the following table is provided for collecting information on user's current system configuration.
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