InMotion Hosting Delivers an On-Demand OpenStack Private Cloud Powered by Supermicro MicroBlade® Servers

Supermicro and InMotion Hosting have recently released a new study that described how InMotion Hosting managed to build on-demand private cloud solutions based on the Supermicro hardware.

These high density and cost efficiencies, which are offered by the Supermicro MicroBlade servers, enabled the successful implementation of OpenStack as a Service concept for InMotion Hosting’s Flex Metal Cloud Precuts.

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Srini Bala, the senior director at Solution Technology, Supermicro had the following to say:
Supermicro believes in the power of OpenStack and along with InMotion Hosting, wanted to make it easily accessible to smaller and mid-size IT teams. This is made possible through our MicroBlade technology that offers high density and cost efficiencies for a full-featured cloud computing experience to enable OpenStack as a Service. InMotion Hosting's mission to accelerate private cloud deployment under 45 minutes is commendable and Supermicro is proud to support this.

When we look at it from a traditional standpoint, OpenStack had been used to power enterprise infrastructure, and as such, requires a significant investment of both time as well as resources to fully develop and even deploy.

This being the case, it was difficult for smaller teams to take advantage of these benefits. Regarding InMotion hosting, their philosophy revolves around open-source technologies, so they took up the challenge of building an on-demand private cloud that is powered by OpenStack, Ceph, and innovative hardware such as the Supermicro MicroBlade servers.

Through the implementation of Supermicro’s MicroBlade technology, this Flex Metal Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform can essentially deploy OpenStack on a smaller physical footprint than has ever been done before, and through resource tuning and service optimization, Flex Metal Cloud can fit an entire, fully-featured OpenStack deployment on just three Supermicro MicroBlade sled server nodes.

The Flex Metal starts off with these servers as a hyper-converged cloud core and can scale to hundreds of servers, thousands of virtual machines as well as petabytes of storage.

The best part about it is the fact that it can be deployed in 45 minutes and starts at $600 per month. Additional compute as well as storage can be added within minutes.

This hyper-converged OpenStack deployment on the Supermicro MicroBlade technology will allow InMotion hosting to provide all of the features as well as the functionality of OpenStack, while also lowering the total cost of ownership of the server hardware itself.

This means that the cloud can be a lot more affordable to the end-user through:

  • The MicroBlade MBI-6219B-T41N
  • MicroBlade MBI-6219M-2N

These present an efficient way through which you can operate and utilize compute resources, as the versatility of these servers also gives an edge over traditional hardware architectures when it comes to power optimization, cooling, data center space, and hardware utilization.


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Sara Mirchevska
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"InMotion Hosting Delivers an On-Demand OpenStack Private Cloud Powered by Supermicro MicroBlade® Servers"

InMotion Hosting Delivers an On-Demand OpenStack Private Cloud Powered by Supermicro MicroBlade® Servers