Catalyst Cloud approaches private clouds as a managed service, not a product. In essence, we manage your cloud regions as if they were part of Catalyst Cloud's public cloud, using the same proven software, team, and operational procedures.
Managed private cloud service for OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ceph and Swift
Our managed private cloud service enables organisations to succeed with OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ceph and Swift through the following key benefits:
24/7 professional support
We monitor and manage private clouds 24/7. Our ability to introduce features or fix bugs upstream enable us to deliver high-quality support and professional services to customers.
Expert independent advice
We know what works and what doesn’t. We can help you navigate the complexity and multitude of options available without any bias. We are a pure services company, with no conflicts of interest in trying to sell you hardware or software.
Full stack solution
We provide you with the complete software stack for your private cloud, including hardware, network virtualisation, distributed storage and management tools (such as monitoring and capacity planning).
Modular, drop-in-rack approach
Core racks are delivered as a minimum footprint, scalable as required for additional capacity across multiple availability zones and regions.
100% open source
Our solution is based on upstream code from OpenStack.org and Kubernetes.io. There are no proprietary hooks that cause vendor lock-in, so you can benefit from the freedom and broad ecosystem surrounding OpenStack and Kubernetes.
Our solution has no software licensing or subscription costs beyond the SLA, so the price does not skyrocket as you succeed and grow. We provide a cost efficient price based on the real effort required to operate and maintain your private cloud.
System integration expertise
We are experts in integrating OpenStack and Kubernetes with other systems, and capable of introducing new features upstream to support your private cloud needs.
Training & support
For organisations that prefer to have their own engineers responsible for the day to day maintenance of the private cloud, we can provide training and third level support agreements.
OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a data centre, empowering developers and system administrators to provision IT services via a web interface or APIs.
OpenStack is the leading cloud operating system that automates all actions in a data centre, exposing them via an open API. At its foundation, OpenStack implements software defined compute, storage and networking. Using these primitives, it builds and delivers more sophisticated infrastructure and platform services.
The following diagram illustrates the collection of projects that are part of OpenStack. Some of these projects are considered core functionality and are present in every cloud, while others are added based on customer’s requirements. Our private cloud consulting services help you to understand what projects are needed and how they should be implemented and configured to achieve your business goals.
The following table outlines the service level objectives commonly agreed with private cloud customers.
About Catalyst Cloud
Catalyst Cloud specialises in the delivery of cloud services using open source software and open hardware. We are part of Australasia’s top open source software company, Catalyst IT, which has over 340 employees and offices in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK.
Catalyst Cloud is the largest contributor of source code to OpenStack in New Zealand and Australia. Our cloud engineers are deeply involved in the development of new services and improvements to OpenStack and Kubernetes. Our ability to introduce features or fix bugs upstream enable us to deliver high-quality support and professional services to customers.
We are the company behind New Zealand’s most advanced and reliable public cloud service, the Catalyst Cloud. Over the last five years, we have developed best practices to implement, secure, monitor, troubleshoot, audit, perform capacity planning, update and upgrade OpenStack and Kubernetes.
Our private cloud services build on our proven experience in running the Catalyst Cloud. Private clouds implemented by us are built and managed by the same team of engineers that run the Catalyst Cloud, using the same proven software and operational procedures. As a result, our private cloud customers benefit from robust service levels and cost effective implementation and ongoing support.
As New Zealand's first and only Kubernetes Certified Service Provider, Catalyst Cloud joins an international cohort of pre-qualified and vetted service providers with proven deep experience in helping organisations successfully adopt Kubernetes.
The certification gives enterprise clients buying Catalyst Cloud's Private Cloud services the confidence they are in safe, expert hands for scalable deployments.