Fluctus: the ideal Private Cloud infrastructure
The onsite Cloud solution
FLUCTUS is a high performance cloud solution, created entirely in open source and free from vendor lock-in, that provides a web interface for self-provisioning of resources.
A high performance Private Cloud
FLUCTUS is a DevOps oriented IaaS of high performance and scalability, that distributes resources on demand and according to policy.
The FLUCTUS approach
Since Fluctus is a truly open infrastructure, there’s no need to worry about hardware or software constraints. Our Open Source Cloud Platform is a solution without lock-in, and this extends to our features and services: each one can be easily activated or inactivated, radically changing the form and function of the infrastructure.
No vendor, software, hardware, provider or service lock-in.
Our private cloud allows users to customise their security policy according to their needs.
Fluctus helps significantly reduce the cost of two key items in the maintenance of a cloud infrastructure.
Extra features can be added when they are required, since Fluctus is developed in OpenStack.
Designed to be the best: always
Created entirely in open source, this solution is based on hardware building blocks that have been validated, configured and managed using tools and methodologies engineered in the E4 Tech Factory.
Thanks to its innovative and “free from lock-in” approach, Fluctus is able to respond transparently and natively to growing demands, with the flexibility to integrate and acquire the resources necessary to meet future operative and business requirements, eliminating the need to fundamentally change the system’s architecture.
Discover the advantages
Entirely created in open source
OpenStack development workspace
Based on hw building block
Validated, configured and mangaed by tools themselves developed in open source
Architectural Scale out
Lets you respond transparently and natively to growing demands.
It allows you to add new resources without having to adapt the system architecture.
Why choose the E4 solution?
E4 engineers always start by listening to the client’s specific needs, requirements and expectations, on which basis they then design a solution.
Here is a summary of our actions throughout each client’s solution design process:
• LISTEN: understand the needs of end users
• EXPLORE: Collaborate with domain-specific ISVs / partners to optimize every single aspect
• WITHOUT CONSTRAINTS: research and select the best infrastructure and ideal implementation process for the solution
• VERSATILE: provision of on-premise and cloud-based solutions for production, testing and evaluation
All systems that will make up a solution must pass the firmware, homogeneity, sanity and setup checks before configuration. Only then are general performance tests performed: HPL (High Performance Linpack) for measuring the computing power of the single machine in terms of FLOPs; STREAM to measure the memory access bandwidth expressed in MB/s; FIO to measure disk access speed expressed in MB / s and IOPS. After the commissioning of the solution, further tests are carried out in agreement with the client for the functional verification of the system and compliance with the declared performances.
The individual components are tested through burn in tests (developed by E4) for up to 120 hours to guarantee a single perfectly engineered and functioning system, thus reducing both the DoA (Dead on Arrival) and the “early failure rate” of HPC clusters after release. This significantly improves the overall reliability of E4’s solution.
E4 is currently one of a few companies that can deliver the highest level services to not only large academic and private institutions, but also to international research centers of local and global importance. These collaborations involve the design, configuration and commissioning of solutions with thousands of nodes for complex and highly performance processing.
Thus, E4 is able to provide any client with any level of support and advice necessary to maintain the perfect efficiency of its calculation systems, regardless of size or complexity:
• Level 1 & Level 2 Support, onsite service, 24/7 support
• Onsite specialists, infrastructure evolution, on-demand performance tuning.
OPEN SOURCE CLOUD PLATFORM