Private cloud

Catalyst are New Zealand experts and pioneers in OpenStack and Ceph. Our private cloud services enable customers to deliver best of breed cloud computing on their own infrastructure, backed by the same engineering team that runs the Catalyst public cloud.

Cloud computing is a technology causing disruption in almost every industry, because it enables organisations to be more:

  • Innovative: it drastically reduces the barriers to experiment with new ideas, and allows you to grow ideas that work very fast;
  • Agile: services are rapidly deployed and ready to use in a matter of minutes;
  • Flexible: it serves the needs of multiple projects from a single platform, allowing each project to combine the cloud building blocks according to their requirements;
  • Secure: projects are isolated from each other, increasing security and facilitating successful delegation of authority;
  • Efficient: it allows for self-service and the automation of actions that are repeated often via the APIs, so that they can be performed faster and more reliably;
  • Cost effective: allows you to scale your applications according to business demand and share resources across projects better.

OpenStack is the leading cloud operating system that automates every action in a data centre, exposing them via an open API. At its foundation, OpenStack implements software defined compute, storage and networking. Using these primitives, it builds and delivers more sophisticated infrastructure and platform services, such as cloud orchestration.

A diagram illustrating how OpenStack sits on top of standard hardware to deliver cloud services via an open API

OpenStack is one of the fastest growing open source project in history. There are over 650 companies and 75,000+ individuals involved with the project, which is quickly becoming an industry standard for cloud computing. Catalyst are open source specialists and OpenStack pioneers in New Zealand.

Managed private cloud

Managed private cloud is a service we offer to customers who would like Catalyst to implement and operate a private cloud remotely on their behalf.

The remote operation services provided by Catalyst provides the following benefits:

  • Monitoring the private cloud and responding to alerts or incidents 24x7;
  • Applying security updates or bug fixes to production as required, following the same operational procedures used on the Catalyst Cloud (with minimum downtime);
  • Providing capacity planning input to the organisation, so that the size of the private cloud can be adjusted to meet business growth;
  • Expanding or contracting the private cloud as required (for example: adding compute or storage capacity, scaling out the controller nodes);
  • Continuous deployment of new features to the private cloud, as they become available on Catalyst’s public cloud;
  • Major upgrades of OpenStack and Ceph, so that the private cloud is kept current with the latest stable version of the services used by Catalyst on the Catalyst Cloud.

Support subscriptions

Support subscriptions for OpenStack and Ceph are offered to customers who want to build an on-premises private cloud and train their staff to manage it.

Catalyst Cloud support subscription provides the following benefits to customers:

  • Continuous access to enterprise ready cloud software, new features, security updates and bug fixes;
  • Access to additional technology, tools and processes that Catalyst uses to run its own public cloud in New Zealand, including monitoring and capacity management tools;
  • Third level technical support via Catalyst’s support portal;
  • A collaborative relationship with New Zealand’s open source experts, giving you access to engineers that are specialists in OpenStack, Ceph and all the other technologies used by the private cloud.

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