Nebula One: The first enterprise cloud computer
Nebula today unveiled Nebula One, the first enterprise cloud computer, built from the ground up to power big data, web, and mobile applications.
Nebula One is a turnkey private cloud system that provides compute, network and storage services through a simple self-service interface and popular APIs, using industry-standard servers from vendors such as HP, IBM, and Dell.
At the core of the Nebula One cloud system is the Nebula Cloud Controller, a hardware appliance that turns racks of certified industry-standard servers into a scalable on-premise infrastructure-as-a-service cloud system.
Nebula One runs Cosmos, Nebula’s distributed enterprise cloud operating system, which builds on OpenStack to provide a rich self-service user experience and compatibility with Amazon Web Services and OpenStack APIs.
While a single-rack deployment is enough for many medium-sized businesses, the Nebula One system can scale to multi-rack deployments to meet the needs of large enterprises.
PARC, the R&D lab that invented the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, has selected Nebula to power their private cloud infrastructure. “PARC researchers can now use and reuse the readily-available compute resources they need from the Nebula One cloud, provisioning in minutes what once took days to manually provision or months to procure,” said Walt Johnson, Vice President, Intelligent Systems Lab, PARC.