The History of vScaler
vScaler has been under development for a number of years, orchestrated from a consortium of IT professionals who have recognised the need for a more transparent hybrid approach to cloud computing. While having various discussions with large customers, it became evident that these clients were looking for a product on the market that didn’t actually exist – which was essentially a self service IT resource which allowed transparent migration of workloads to and from external cloud resources. Run a private cloud internally and benefit from being able to leverage public cloud as and when required.
Since its launch in 2015 as a small cluster in one of vScaler’s technology labs, we have today expanded to numerous dedicated datacentres with worldwide access. vScaler currently has multiple deployments of its cloud technology for various customers ranging from start-ups, to commercial entities as well as numerous Universities. With the assistance of strategic technology partners, we provide customers from a broad range of verticals such as Broadcast and Media, HPC and Financial services with a dedicated, application specific cloud platform deployed with existing in-house expertise.
“The motivation behind vScaler was two-fold: firstly, we observed the adoption of HPC technologies for broader computing requirements and application domains. Secondly, we noticed a trend towards cloud for certain HPC workloads. vScaler was designed to bridge the gap and allow cloud access be more autonomous for HPC workloads and to help build cloud infrastructures that can run these workloads very efficiently” says CTO of vScaler - David Power.
At its core, vScaler OS is an integrated and finely-tuned stack that takes the deployment complexity out of OpenStack and manages your entire infrastructure – be it on site as a private cloud appliance, or off premise via our public offering. The vScaler storage backend leverages HPC technologies and components to allow even the most IO intensive workload run in an efficient manner. vScaler also includes HPC deployment capabilities within OpenStack and offers the ability to ‘burst’ HPC workloads – allowing customers to leverage public infrastructures and applications.