Design and Build a Cloud
We transform expectations and requirements into a cloud architectures which utilize best of CloudStack and our own solutions.
CloudStack is an integrated system which allows deploying of a new production-grade cloud in days, not weeks or even months in comparison to other solutions. In spite of this, it's a very sophisticated product which can be configured into dozens of different topologies and every one has their own pros and cons. Cloud design is an important step to build the cloud which will be reliable, easy to manage and reflect customers' expectations.
Sporadic cloud design usually leads to misuse of powerful features, lower SLA, long time to market and prolonged period of trial operation.
Proper cloud design starts from the requirements processing when they are mapped to CloudStack knowledgebase and proven practices. We use CloudStack from 2013 and have designed the clouds which function from that time with average yearly uptime as high as 99.99%.
Cloud Acceptance Testing
Independent and thorough User Acceptance Testing for newly deployed clouds.
Despite the chosen cloud solution, it requires very careful testing before being approved to go in production. Without the quality assurance sooner or later you meet the situation when something is broken, unsupported in the current environment or works unstable.
CloudStack is a good quality product, but it also has defects or behavior which can function unstable depending on the topology, the configuration or chosen version.
Thus, the development and assurance of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) plan is vital a successful cloud operation. This factor is even more important for a cloud in a long-term period of operation when you are intending to upgrade to a new version. Without ensuring that UAT passes correctly on a new version it's high risk to get an unfunctional cloud with unexpected downtime required to rollback all the cloud configuration from backups.
We provide professional QA services for CloudStack which are vital to build the UAT plan and guarantee that cloud complies to it over the lifecycle.
CloudStack Extensions Development
We develop custom CloudStack extensions, plugins, 3rd-party systems integrations.
Every cloud has its own design and an ecosystem around. CloudStack is the vital part of your cloud, but operations span to broader areas than the CloudStack core can manage out of the box. They start from additional services provided like DNS, object storages and applications provisioning services and end to CRM services like helpdesk, billing & accounting, registration, marketing, and other stuff. All those parts must be integrated into a single solid solution, which is easy to use and operates consistently.
Our team helps to develop such a solution designed especially for your case.
Custom UI for IaaS/PaaS cloud
We customize CloudStack-UI or develop a completely new custom UI which reflects the product requirements and customers UX expectations.
Our own CloudStack-UI is the most advanced user interface for Apache CloudStack developed with usability in mind for an average cloud IaaS/PaaS user. However, it doesn't cover all the use cases possible, being developed to be easy and implement only common use cases.
As a product vendor, we can customize it to fit certain cloud providing best in class UX for cloud users. CloudStack-UI is designed and developed to be extensible to integrate 3rd-party systems into it like billing & accounting, helpdesk systems, 3rd-party web-services, etc.
Sometimes your cloud doesn't need a lot of features and it's wise and efficient to develop the purpose-built UI from scratch. We are very skilled with CloudStack API and can provide you with a solution in the shortest possible time. Being a custom software development company, we know how to develop the quality software, meet deliverables and align to customer expectations.
Our plug-ins like "µAPI Gateway", "KeyValue Store", "OTA" drastically decrease the time required to develop a custom solution with CloudStack.
CloudStack VM Templates Development
We develop VM templates with 'Configuration As a Code' approach. Purpose-built or general-purpose templates utilize CloudStack's user-data/metadata and our own KeyValue Store Plugin are designed to be delivered by CI/CD system directly to your cloud.
For many clouds, VM templates are the source of newly created VM. The well-designed template generation process assumes that templates are built with the use of a tool like HashiCorp Packer and upon successful generation, they are deployed to the cloud where necessary automated testing happen which assures that template meets expected features and ready for public usage. Ideally, this process can be launched with a single click, which provides the base for keeping templates up-to-date, introducing new features and configuration options very easily.
Our service is not merely about the development of templates which meet customers' expectations but also includes the creation of CI/CD environment based on Gitlab CI, which helps organizations maintain and develop templates in a structured and reliable way. What is more important is to manage them with minimal required time to introduce new features, test and deploy into a production environment.