Atlancis Technologies, Africa’s leader in provision of Public, Private and Hybrid cloud solutions has launched Africa’s first OpenStack distribution powered by OpenStack latest release. The platform has been tested and approved by OpenInfra Foundation, the governing body of OpenStack releases.
Atlancis has been advocating Open hardware and Software and is the first company in Africa to embrace the Open Compute Project (OCP) with a growing number of successful Open Compute deployments. OCP is a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to support the growing demands on cloud computing infrastructure. OCP is reimagining hardware, making it more efficient, flexible, and scalable.
“Africa has an amazing opportunity to leapfrog development using technology. Our renaissance and global competitiveness will only be achieved if Africa builds solutions for Africa and the world. Atlancis is proud to be at the core of building technology solutions that will power Africa’s Digital Economy”, Daniel Njuguna, Founder & CEO, Atlancis Technologies
With this OpenStack release, Atlancis Technologies has attained vertical integration of all components (Server, Storage, Network, Security, Software and Services) that are needed to build a Public, Private or Hybrid cloud environment for its customers.
Atlancis OpenStack is a cloud computing commercial distribution of OpenStack 2022.11 with pre-built installation, management and support tools that make it easier for customers to run their mission critical workloads wherever their infrastructure resides (Public cloud, on-premise or Edge). The platform has been tested and approved for various processor architectures including x86 (Intel and AMD) and ARM (Advanced RISC Machine). Customers are able to run heterogenous cluster combining the capabilities of different server models and processor architectures in order to get the best TCO from their environment.
Unlike other commercial Openstack distributions, with Atlancis OpenStack, customers can manage the Lifecycle of their Virtual Machines, BareMetal Servers and Containers from one platform without the need for additional orchestration engines. This helps customers reduce the licensing costs of additional Container Orchestration Engine (COE). The platform also manages the underlying infrastructure (server, network, storage) transparently via Hypervisor, Software Defined Networking and Software Defined Storage using various OpenStack Services without additional licensing costs making the platform highly sustainable.
Over the years, OpenStack and Open Compute have been proven at scale by major cloud providers to run their public clouds. Atlancis OpenStack on Open Compute Infrastructure brings the same experience of Cloud Infrastructure for Virtual Machines, Bare Metal, and Containers to customers in Africa to address localization, Data Sovereignty, local support among other concerns unique to the continent while maintaining the technology footprint and customer experience offered by global hyperscalers.
Atlancis Technologies is offering their Cloud Infrastructure solution on Managed Service and Pay-as-you-Grow framework for customers with focus on Cloud Services Providers (CSPs), Telcos, Banks, Public Sector among others.