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NephOS: A Powerful Converged Infrastructure Solution
NephoScale is a Silicon Valley based cloud technology company that has developed an advanced converged infrastructure software stack called NephOS. The core tenant of NephoScale’s approach to cloud computing is that the current state of cloud computing is not providing enough flexibility, performance, and price disruption.
NephOS powers both NephoScale’s public and private cloud hosting services, and is also available for software licensing for on-premise private and hybrid clouds. Every installation is done using the same software stack and is supported by the same team. NephOS is available for licensing by enterprises for on-premise use, or to service providers and technology companies as an OEM white-label converged infrastructure solution.
NephoScale developed the NephOS platform from the ground-up to make installing, integrating, provisioning, and deploying highly scalable cloud infrastructure simple and fast. The ultimate value proposition offered by NephoScale NephOS is its ability to quickly discover and integrate with virtually any appliance installed in a data center environment, and then operate that equipment along with software-defined storage, network, compute resources to create converged infrastructure and hybrid cloud solutions. NephOS seamlessly ties together varied cloud technologies, in both on-premise and off-premise cloud environments, and allows them to be managed with a single-pane view UI and one common REST API.
The co-founders Bruce Templeton and Telemachus Luu are both born and raised in Silicon Valley, and together have over 40 years’ experience in the valley working in computers and networking, including both in the design and sales of IT infrastructure. The members of the core engineering team at NephoScale are all pioneers in the cloud computing industry and have designed and developed numerous public cloud platforms starting in 2005.
The NephoScale team joined forces in 2010 to create NephOSTM. The platform is designed to highly leverage open source software and uses commodity hardware for network, compute, and storage to achieve a combination of low price, high performance, and a high level of flexibility.
NephOS was built in-house from the ground-up, and is wholly owned by NephoScale. It is a purpose built and tightly integrated software stack 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. For this reason, NephOS can be easily modified and highly differentiated, all while remaining very stable. Agility and stability are the key strengths of the efficient design of NephOS.
Cloud computing in general is solving the problems of application development and application life-cycle management. As Agile practices accelerate the pace of software development and delivery, IT teams are forced to make changes to infrastructure faster than ever before, yet are still expected to operate under existing budget constraints. In order to keep pace with these demands, IT teams must gain new efficiencies through optimizing the infrastructure consumption experience for software developers, by providing tools that abstract infrastructure, and enable self-service. Driving new levels of efficiency in IT is our focus at NephoScale.