Najaf Husain, Founder and CEO“We are one of the few companies to offer a complete software-defined platform comprising storage, virtualization, and compute with built-in layer 3 networking.” Najaf Husain, founder and CEO, Cloudistics.
In today’s world, full of pressures and opportunities, organizations and leaders must enable their people to succeed. And success is often measured by empowering developers, administrators, and users to deliver new applications and services as quickly and easily as possible. At the same time, organizations can’t overlook the need to control costs and protect data. There has to be a balance.
Addressing this balancing act, Cloudistics, a Virginia-based software company, delivers a visionary private cloud platform that offers a public cloud-like experience through composable on-premise infrastructure. The Cloudistics Ignite cloud platform makes private cloud as simple as possible without compromising security and control. Software-defined, it automates network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management. With Cloudistics, organizations can focus on application delivery, not hardware. “We wanted to simplify the process of deploying applications, helping our customers not just keep pace with business demands, but become a strategic partner with the lines of business they enable,” says Husain. “Through our private cloud platform, we provide customers the advantage and value of a public cloud-like experience behind their firewall.”
Cloudistics gives developers, administrators and users a premium experience that’s designed for optimal value, from hardware to service delivery. The turnkey platform provides global accessibility, scalability, self-service provisioning, security and platform analytics out-of-the-box without additional software. Its single pane of glass management interface controls everything, from hardware to software, application delivery, security and data protection. With it, organizations can set up a private cloud in a few hours instead of a few weeks.
“Customers only really care about deploying the applications, not the hardware management, networking, storage, or compute,” states Husain. To streamline application deployment and scaling, Cloudistics comes with an integrated Application Marketplace, giving administrators and users tested gold standard templates for many operating systems and applications.
What truly distinguishes Cloudistics from the traditionally used hyper-converged infrastructure is that both storage and compute can be scaled independently, in real time
An application deployment process which earlier took two to three weeks can now be done in under an hour with Cloudistics’ platform. Unlike hyper-converged infrastructure, the Cloudistics platform offers an integrated cloud with the ability to scale both storage and compute independently, as needed, enhancing control and lowering costs. Other key differentiating features that provide a premium experience include built-in micro-segmentation, integrated support chat access to engineers that support hardware and software seamlessly, a management interface that empowers an IT generalist to manage the cloud, and non-disruptive automatic firmware/ product updates.
Highlighting the value of Cloudistics, the solution helped one of their customers scale up their business and provide cost-effective self-service provisioning. The client, a large application service provider, found it time-consuming and cost-intensive to deploy Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SAP, and other applications for their customers. By using Cloudistics, the client was able to cut application deployment times from two weeks to an hour, saving thousands of dollars. Established in 2013, the company has grown exponentially, gaining about 150 percent quarter over quarter. Looking forward, Cloudistics is extending their private cloud capabilities, supporting customers’ multi-cloud strategy, and looking toward geo-distributed cloud, expanding their footprint for global availability. “This will enable us to offer customers a fully integrated cloud experience on-premise and help us stay true to what we are really good at—developing top-notch software,” concludes Husain.