Applies To: CLOUD IAAS

Our Cloud IaaS offering is powered by OpenStack, an open source platform that is designed to manage and automate pools of resources. We’ve put this technology together with our infrastructure and systems so that you can benefit from a highly secure and reliable Cloud IaaS. Memset has implemented the standard OpenStack APIs so you can easily automate virtual infrastructure deployment across OpenStack providers avoiding vendor lock-in.

What is Cloud IaaS (powered by OpenStack)?

Cloud IaaS (powered by OpenStack) is a collection of tightly-coupled tools along with a control panel that enables virtual machines, virtual networks and compute/storage resources to be incredibly easily managed. Cloud IaaS (powered by OpenStack) works from a pool of resources i.e. RAM, CPU, bandwidth and IPs, and allows virtual machines to be created and linked by virtual networks in whatever configuration fits your needs. When your requirements change, your Cloud IaaS (powered by OpenStack) environment can change to match them in seconds.

How do I interact with Cloud IaaS (powered by OpenStack)?

When working with Memset's OpenStack solution, you have four main options:

  • Use the OpenStack API
  • Use the OpenStack CLI
  • Use the OpenStack GUI (Horizon)
  • Use a third party cloud management system

Memset has implemented an OpenStack environment adhering to the OpenStack Marketplace standards with full access to the core reference APIs. This enables any OpenStack-compliant third-party management tool to be used with the Memset Cloud IaaS (powered by OpenStack) Platform.

Memset also provides the Horizon dashboard for all OpenStack deployments, which is the recommended entry point to managing your resources. The Memset OpenStack documentation will explain how to manipulate the Horizon dashboard to manage the deployment.

In addition to the Memset documentation, extensive additional information can be found on the OpenStack documentation repository.

The Memset Cloud IaaS (powered by OpenStack) documentation is split into multiple parts:

  • Fundamentals provides a high-level overview of some basic concepts of the Cloud IaaS (powered by OpenStack Platform).
  • How To Guides provides some more details on getting started with your Cloud IaaS (powered by OpenStack) deployment.
  • Services provides some more technical details on some of the "as a Service" features of the Cloud IaaS (powered by OpenStack Platform) e.g. DNS as a Service or VPN as a Service.