What’s the optimal hardware spec for OnApp Cloud?
30 October 2012 by
We've been so busy in the last couple of years, and time has flown by so quickly, that sometimes it's hard to believe that we have deployed well over 1,000 clouds for our customers.
I'm pretty darn proud of how fast our platform has been adopted, and used to run such a huge range of public and private cloud services.
But, even with all those clouds out there, there is still one question we get asked more than any other. And that is... what's the optimal hardware spec for a cloud?
What is optimal, anyway?
What's 'optimal' is a hard question to answer. It varies a lot from client to client, since your requirements and target audiences are all different.
If you search back through our blog you'll see a post from quite a long time ago with some hardware advice, but that hardware shopping list is showing its age now.
We have grown, and we've added loads of new products and new capabilities to our platform (like OnApp Storage). And the way our customers use OnApp Cloud has changed too. So it's high time for a new hardware shopping list!
Get kitted up!
Our recommended OnApp hardware spec isn't definitive. It can't be, because even within a certain configuration (centralized SAN, integrated SAN, local storage) some of you will need a beefier environment than others.
But I think it's a great starting point, a kind of ballpark configuration that we've seen plenty of service providers use to build their clouds.
Head over to our new hardware config page to check it out. You'll find 'starter' and 'advanced' hardware lists for three typical cloud set-ups.
I hope it helps, and don't forget - when you're planning your OnApp Cloud deployment, our integrations team will be more than happy to advise you on the exact spec you should be aiming for. They're pretty good at it. After all, they've helped build more than 1,000 clouds :]