Microsoft Azure IaaS Appliance for Private and or Hybrid Cloud
1. Executive SummaryThe objective of this PoC is to demonstrate a private cloud on Quanta Cloud Box platform and showcase the appliances that can be launched on it. The private cloud should be based on Microsoft Azure environment and should have the capability to launch PaaS and IaaS for the end customer. The cloud should be executing in HyperScalers demonstration laboratory. The administrator of cloud should enable the end customer an access to the private cloud; so that they can launch their appliances on top of it and verify them before going commercial.
2. IntroductionThe HyperScalers-QCB private cloud is based on the hardware provided by Quanta computers; dedicated to launch Microsoft Azure. Following sections describe the hardware infrastructures.
2.1 QCB ShelfCloud–in-a-Box (QCB), is a converged private cloud solution powered by Intel® Xeon® processors and Microsoft cloud technologies.
The QCB is a highly integrated solution with high performance-cost ratio. It provides a hybrid cloud platform with integrated Azure Pack solution.
2.1.1 Modular ArchitectureQCB's modular expansion conceptual design uses a cluster server as the management node with hardware HA and Storage Spaces to guarantee highly available operation. The basic unit starts from 1/6 of a standard 42U cabinet and provides up to 300VMs.
Resource expansion comes with 2U, serving as the base unit for computing, and JBOD for storage capacity, and to a maximum of 1500+VMs.
2.2 QCB Hardware Components
|QCB consists of components like Network switch, Management and Compute nodes and Storage box. Following table gives a quick brief of these components.|
• Port configuration
40 100/1000/10GBT and 8 1/10GbE SFP+ ports
• Switching capacity
• Industrial command-line interface
• Web Based Management/HTTPs
• Redundant power supply
• Static and dynamic port security (MAC-based)
• OSPF, BGP4, ECMP
• OpenFlow Support
• Network Automation