QTS unveils OpenStack cloud product
Thu 25 Aug 2016
QTS Realty Trust, a leading provider of data center solutions internationally, has announced a new private cloud product. Built on Ubuntu OpenStack, the new private cloud product will be rolled out to all QTS data centers worldwide in September 2016.
QTS partnered with Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, to develop the new private cloud product for its customers. They also used Canonical’s Juju application modeling service to provide a fully managed OpenStack cloud service, whereby customers can provision and manage private cloud resources. The OpenStack cloud will allow users to build software as a service (SaaS) applications, will allow users to deliver self-service storage, object and block storage to users on demand, and promises
The OpenStack cloud will allow users to build software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, to deliver self-service storage, object and block storage on demand, and promises savings in licensing fees. The company will also allow users to customize hardware in the private OpenStack cloud, so that they can optimize their cloud based on whether they use SSD storage or skew toward CPU or memory-intensive workloads.
Jon Greaves, CTO of QTS said in the press release announcing the product, “QTS OpenStack Cloud is the latest addition as we expand our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings to create a one-stop shop for flexible IaaS and hybrid IT solutions that address increasingly diverse customer requirements. Canonical is an industry leader in OpenStack management and technologies and we look forward to working closely as we unleash OpenStack Cloud solutions across our geographically diverse platform of integrated data centers.”
In addition to the new private cloud product, QTS also announced a public OpenStack cloud solution for customers who do not require the private cloud management option. The public solution will be multi-tenant and pay-as-you-go, offering a public cloud solution that is ‘self-provisioning, elastic, and highly scalable.’
The public cloud solution is already live in East coast data centers, and will soon be made available on the West coast as well, where QTS operates in Sacramento and Phoenix.
Anand Krishnan, Executive Vice President, Canonical Cloud said, “We are pleased to support QTS’ delivery of OpenStack solutions that combine the rapid availability and elasticity of compute resources with the security and control their enterprise customers demand to support their mission-critical applications and workloads.”
QTS has more than 5 million square feet and 1,000 customers worldwide, who will all be able to access the OpenStack cloud product next month.