Public cloud automation was designed for massive data centers in which compute, networking, and storage are integrated and automatically provisioned in accordance with a customer’s requirements. Many of the complexities of the initial hardware configuration and application placement are transparent to customers. Operationally, customers can create their own fully automated private cloud. The size and complexity of the investment have been obstacles, however.
The PowerOne system brings capabilities that are comparable to the public cloud to your private cloud. The transformation starts with configuring your PowerOne purchases. At this stage, you can specify the resources and sizing of the PowerOne system to meet your private cloud requirements. The compute option in this cloud solution starts with a pair of Dell EMC PowerEdge MX7000 chassis for high availability and can scale out to 10 chassis. For storage, PowerOne infrastructure incorporates the Dell EMC PowerMax 2000 and 8000 arrays. The ability to scale out compute and storage independently provides investment security because the platform can grow with the business. After the configuration is complete, the PowerOne system is delivered as a prebuilt, preconfigured solution. For more information, see Dell EMC PowerOne Autonomous Infrastructure.
The PowerOne solution has one significant difference from other CI solutions. PowerOne automation starts at the physical layer rather than the virtualization layer, an innovative shift away from the generic pooling of hardware resources to an automation approach with integrated intelligence. The system intelligence is embedded in the PowerOne controller, which consists of three nodes in a high-availability configuration. The controller provides the following capabilities: