NephoScale: An Innovator of OpenStack based Cloud and Infrastructure Management Software


NephoScale is a Silicon Valley based cloud technology company that has developed an OpenStack based cloud and converged infrastructure software stack called NephOS. The members of the core NephoScale engineering team are all pioneers in the cloud computing industry, and have designed and developed numerous different IaaS cloud software stacks starting as early as 2005.

The Platform

The NephoScale team joined forces in 2010 to create the NephOS cloud software stack. The platform is designed to highly leverage open source software and extensively uses commodity x86 hardware for network, compute, and storage to achieve a industry leading combination of low price and high performance. Most importantly, NephOS was designed as a service-provider-grade software stack that offers fast installation/deployment, easy software release/upgrade management, and automated hardware/software integration.

The Software

NephOS is a purpose built and tightly integrated suite of OpenStack powered software applications that can be licensed and highly customized to meet customers’ specific needs. Because NephOS is purpose built and tightly integrated, it contains no unnecessary lines of code. Due to this lean software design, and high level of optimization, NephOS can be modified to meet very specific use cases while continuing to remain very stable. Agility and stability are the key strengths of the efficient design of NephOS.

NephOS: A Powerful IaaS and Converged Infrastructure Software Stack

NephoScale’s approach to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing is to develop commercialized open source based software that continually pushes the limits in flexibility, performance, and price disruption for creating converged infrastructure software-defined-datacenters, and for building public, private, and hybrid clouds. NephOS was designed to meet the needs of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and enterprises that are looking for a turn-key Openstack based solution that contains a complete software stack capable of providing service-provider-grade capabilities, with no third party software needed. Fast deployment, low cost of ownership, service provider level of completeness, and proven stability are all the hallmarks of NephOS.

Every licensed on-premise NephOS installation uses the same software stack. NephOS is available for licensing to enterprises for building multi-site on-premise private clouds, and to service providers and technology companies as an OEM white-label public cloud or converged infrastructure solution.

NephoScale developed the NephOS OpenStack based software stack with the goal of making the installation, integration, provisioning, and deployment of highly scalable cloud infrastructure simple and fast. The ultimate value proposition offered by NephoScale NephOS is its Cloud Underlay technology that includes the NephoScale Cloud Installer and Upgrade Manager.

NephOS seamlessly ties together its software across both on-premise and off-premise cloud environments, and allows them to come together as a hybrid cloud that can be managed with a single-pane view UI and one common REST API.