Aparna Systems Emerges from Stealth, Announces Open Software “Cloud-in-a-Box”

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by Angela Guess

According to a recent press release, “Aparna Systems today announced the Orca µCloud and Orca µServer™—the industry’s first open software Cloud-in-a-Box solution to converge compute, storage and networking resources in a compact, energy-efficient system. In addition to offering industry-leading high density and scalability, with support for up to 10,000 cores per rack, the µCloud systems deliver the high performance and high availability needed in distributed, edge, aggregation and core environments. The system-level architecture provides an optimal configuration without the need for ‘rack and stack’ engineering, while the use of merchant silicon and open software enables the Cloud-in-a-Box to be used in bare metal, containerized and virtualized applications.”

Michael Howard, senior research director and advisor for Carrier Networks at IHS Markit, commented, “Aparna’s Cloud-in-a-Box has the potential to be a real game-changer in a variety of applications… This is particularly true at the edge of the network, including in central offices, where carriers have struggled to find a practical and affordable way to deploy adequate compute and storage resources. The system’s high density and design innovations combine to also drastically improve scalability and energy efficiency compared to blade servers.”

The release adds, “The µCloud system addresses a persistent problem in the industry caused by the way the cloud has turned server clusters into amorphous “black boxes” that make it difficult, if not impossible, to match hardware and software to achieve peak performance. With its non-stop, high-performance architecture, the Cloud-in-a-Box provides an easier and more cost-effect way to scale compute and storage resources in mission-critical applications from the edge to the core.”

Read more at Globe Newswire.

Photo credit: Aparna Systems

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