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InCloud OpenStack – Inspur Cloud Operating System

Functional Features


  The InCloud OpenStack 5.0 cloud operating system is a continuous innovation built on OpenStack, and comes with strong resource abstraction and presentation capabilities.

▪ Able to unify heterogeneous resource managers to support virtualization software from multiple vendors, and consolidate resource management in a bare metal architecture

▪ An extensive cloud service directory that can provide computing, storage, networking, security, and application type of resources to support cloud hosting, cloud drive, cloud firewall, cloud load balancing, and cloud networking.

▪ Includes a comprehensive security protection system that not only provides security protection vertically from the hardware, virtualization layer all the way to the business layer, but also across many dimensions with user management, access control, monitoring and audit, and data protection to achieve a reinforced and secure environment

▪ Tightly woven into OpenStack in areas like operation and maintenance, configuration management, in-depth monitoring and optimization for large data centers.


  InCloud OpenStack 5.0 cloud operating system provides a multi-dimensional high availability solution design using hardware stacks, as well as high availability architecture, controller, virtual machines, and services to make sure that the platform is stable.

▪ Uses stacks and redundancy design at the hardware layer to ensure high availability of the physical infrastructure

▪ Achieves disaster recovery and backup for the businesses using solutions like "dual-locations, three-centers" at the architecture layer, or multiple live data centers

▪ Live migration at the virtualization and platform layers allows system upgrades, routine service maintenance, and automatic resource expansion to be carried out easily

▪ Ensures the high availability of the tenant's business by providing functions like High Availability, and Fault Tolerance at the virtualization layer


  InCloud OpenStack 5.0 release made several significant improvements on the native OpenStack in terms of data security with functions like trusted computing, non-proxy antivirus, and data protection to make sure that the business data is secure, and to prevent data theft.

▪ Combines with mainstream antivirus software to eliminate both agent and non-agentbased malware on the virtual machines

▪ Encrypted information transmission between virtual machines, and each OpenStack component

▪ Optional encryption for cloud drive data for storage and complete data cleanup when the cloud drive is destroyed

▪ Integrates with SSR products from Inspur to form a complete nationwide cloud security solution


  InCloud OpenStack 5.0 makes use of many best industry practices accumulated to date to create a complete day-to-day automated operations and maintenance tool system that includes installation, deployment, system maintenance, alarm monitoring, log management, and 3D equipment rooms. In terms of alarm system, smart monitoring and optimization, it has achieved some progress in making these processes more intelligent.

▪ The InCloud OpenStack container installation and deployment tool from Inspur is based on the kolla project

▪ The open-source ELK tool is used in Inspur cloud platform for log collection, analysis, and storage to provide the basis for an intelligent alarm system

▪ Hardware information search and collection, resource self-service and alarms are implemented using zabbix with various agents

Key Advantages

Based on OpenStack

  The core of InCloud OpenStack 5.0 cloud operating system is the mainstream OpenStack platform. Designed based on the deep understanding that Inspur has on customers' needs, it uses core OpenStack components like Nova (Computing), Cinder (Block Storage), Swift (Object Storage), Neutron (Network), and Glance (Mirror) to carry out significant optimization and development to build an open ecosystem, and establish a comprehensive product layout to create a better experience for cloud users.

Modular Design

  A hierarchical and modular architecture is adopted to reduce the software complexity using decoupling between the modules while making sure that the functions are complete. InCloud OpenStack 5.0 uses a three-layer architecture design. At the top, the cloud management platform uses standard OpenStack APIs to manage the InCloud OpenStack Core which is the resource scheduling management layer. The virtualization management layer is the lowest layer and includes four virtualization modules for computing, storage, networking and security.

Heterogeneous Virtualization Compatibility

  The extended InCloud OpenStack 5.0 platform is compatible with many virtualization technologies, and supports many enterprise grade virtualization technologies like VMware, Hyper-V, and PowerVM in addition to KVM, and Xen. While it protects the customers' investments, it also encapsulates the differences of heterogeneous virtualization platforms in order to provide the same cloud hosting service for the customers even when there are multiple virtualization platforms.

Comprehensive Service Catalog

  InCloud OpenStack 5.0 provides customers with an extensive service catalog to consolidate resource delivery, and services include cloud hosting, cloud physical machine, cloud drive, cloud firewall, cloud network, cloud load balancing, and cloud monitoring.

Intelligent Automated Operations

  InCloud OpenStack 5.0 cloud operating system offers cloud data center administrators powerful operation and maintenance capabilities. Other than cloud resource distribution using the cloud operating system, administrators can also manage the network, server, storage and other hardware devices, business applications and equipment room infrastructure for a one-stop operation and maintenance experience.

Visual Management

  The entire network environment can be visualized using a visual topology to provide better user experience for administrators and users. This comes with drag-and-drop interactive operations to allow the users to quickly and easily add virtual rout, switch computing and storage resources, and this simplifies the management to improve management efficiency.

Seconds-Based Billing

  InCloud OpenStack 5.0 comes with a millisecond cloud resource sampling system, which can measure and deduct the fees based in seconds to provide an on-demand pay-per-use structure. It also comes with a flexible pricing strategy where customers can set pricing strategies for different resources in different regions, and independently customize multiple prices for a single resource.

High Availability Architecture

  A high-availability and reliable cloud computing resource pool is created using high-availability technologies that include integrating local computing and storage resources into a single computer, storage resource pool, network path redundancies, network planar design, multiple storage instances, IO consolidation, and automatic load balancing.

High Availability Controller

  The high availability controller is implemented at the software and hardware level. The software level is mainly achieved by synchronizing software at the lower level and the load balancing cluster. High availability controller at higher layers is implemented using a hardware-based fault-tolerant technology to achieve "seconds-based" switching.

High Availability Virtual Machine

  High availability virtual machine is mainly achieved using the virtualization function provided by KVM in order to cope with the demand shift when a fault occurs at a physical node. Depending on the type of migration, the pool of computing resources based on the KVM mode is able to support planned live migration and planned external migration (HA).

High Availability Storage

  With the distributed file system in the integrated architecture, the system provides the mechanism to replicate cross-server data instances. When a small number of nodes fail, this helps to ensure that data is not lost, and can be automatically recovered in a relatively short period of time. It permits the percentage of failed nodes to vary with the number of redundant instances.

High Availability Service

  Services in the virtual machines can recover when there is a fault if virtualization products from Inspur are included in the solution. These products eliminate the need for manual inspection and start, and greatly enhance the service reliability and availability, as well as shorten the service interruption time due to the fault in the virtual machine.

Standard Open Cloud Interface

  InCloud OpenStack 5.0 cloud operating system can provide open, standard protocol interfaces, making it easier for the cloud management platform to connect to the third party management platform, and at the same time, facilitate the user in developing a second system based on the cloud operating system.

Technical Specifications


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