NephoScale Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Racklive to offer Pre-racked Turnkey Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud Solutions

  • September 16, 2016
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Extends open source software and commodity hardware economics to building “turnkey” public, private, and hybrid clouds.


NephoScale (, the leader in IaaS cloud management software for cloud computing, and Racklive (, the leader in data-center rack-level solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to develop and optimize fully integrated, turnkey OpenStack-based “out of the box” rack-level network, compute, and storage cloud solutions. By extending open source software and commodity hardware economics for building “turnkey” IaaS public, private, and hybrid clouds customers will benefit from both cost reductions associated with open source software and the fast paced innovation of the large OpenStack community.

NephoScale NephOS is the single source solution on the market that provides turnkey service-provider-grade OpenStack-based cloud software for deploying public, private, and hybrid clouds, with no third party software needed. NephoScale provides one software stack for any cloud type, with one source for support. NephoScale makes complex cloud deployments easy.

The joint commitment will provide scale-out end-to-end IaaS public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions with integrated:
• SDN/NFV networking
• Virtual, bare metal, and container-based compute
• Block, object, and file-based storage
• Software-defined-datacenter capabilities, including automated asset discovery and management.

This joint solution offers:
• Single source end-to-end software stack for public, private, and hybrid clouds, with no third party software needed
• Turnkey deployment in less than 24 hrs.
• Seamless full stack upgrades with minimal downtime
• Hyperconverged, converged, and distributed HA reference architecture options
• Low cost economics from use of open source software and commodity hardware
• Extensible OpenStack-based platform capable of supporting various customer driven hardware and software integration requests
• Annual software subscription model that includes software upgrades and maintenance
• Optional 24×7 support plans

“The NephoScale and Racklive partnership provides distinctive and unique benefits to a diverse customer base for addressing a broad range of cloud deployment use cases. NephoScale’s expert team has developed a unique OpenStack-based cloud software platform that makes the deployment and management of public, private, and hybrid clouds fast, inexpensive, and easy. Racklive is well known for its custom engineering and cloud deployment expertise, which plays a foundational role in maximizing the value of each customer solution,” said Joel Wineland, CTO, Racklive.

As part of the partnership, Racklive is providing manufacturing, integration and configuration expertise to bring solutions to market, supporting up to 768 3.5″ large-capacity storage drives per rack enclosure. This expertise will aid archival, analytics and scale-out OpenStack-based block, object, and file system storage solutions as well as high density compute clusters.

Additional innovative features including Racklive’s custom engineered extreme rack enclosures, in-rack distributed DC power shelves, 4U 96 drive JBOD, and vibration mitigating, tool-less disk carriers round out the solution — further reducing costs and maximizing density while effectively minimizing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Racklive’s solution architects and NephoScale’s developers work together to optimize cabinet-level solutions for diverse cloud deployments. NephoScale’s advanced installation tools, with zero-touch installation and provisioning, automated upgrade management, along with extensive use of open source software and commodity hardware provides TCO economics that bring significant value to the market.

Contact NephoScale or Racklive for a demonstration of the NephoScale platform in action, and learn how Racklive and NephoScale’s cloud solutions add operational agility and drive costs down — resulting in a solution that is more flexible and less expensive than competitive cloud platforms.

About NephoScale
NephoScale is a Silicon Valley based cloud software company that has developed NephOS, an IaaS OpenStack-based cloud and converged infrastructure software stack for building public, private, and hybrid clouds. NephOS is the only turnkey OpenStack-based service-provider-grade software solution for building public, private, and hybrid clouds that requires no third party software. The highly scalable NephOS software platform offers zero-touch 24 hr. installation, automated software release/upgrade management, and automated hardware/software discovery and integration. Contact us at 408-599-7008 or to learn more. Visit us at


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