The TD Web Services Cloud Controller manages cloud resources, provisioning, health monitoring, user management, billing calculations and failover procedures.
A web interface (the TD Web Services Cloud control panel) provides point-and-click control over every aspect of your cloud. TD Web Services Cloud’s open, RESTful API offers programmatic control of every control panel function.
Services and resources can be managed at a high level (e.g. physical servers or groups of servers (zones)) or in detail for specific virtual appliances. This enables individual appliances to be switched on and off, resized, redeployed, migrated and much more. You can give end users access to these functions, or control them yourself.
TD Web Services Cloud features extremely robust failover mechanisms, with intelligent monitoring of cloud services and nodes, and automatic service restoration in case of failure. If a physical server fails, TD Web Services Cloud will automatically relocate the appliances it hosts and reroute application data.
Virtual servers, smart servers and bare metal servers are known collectively as appliances. Appliances host end user applications and give them access to virtualized hardware resources, or direct access to the hardware depending on the type of appliance.
TD Web Services Cloud supports a growing range of hypervisors for virtual servers, including Xen 3, Xen 4, KVM and VMware. Using hardware virtualization/paravirtualization techniques, TD Web Services Cloud enables multiple flavors or 32- and 64-bit Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems and applications to be hosted simultaneously. Virtual servers have their own root accounts which can be controlled, configured and managed by their owners.
Virtual Servers also take advantage of our Customer Isolation Module in addition to a hypervisor’s own security features. Its anti-spoof/anti-sniff firewall ensures you can host thousands of virtual machines in complete isolation.
Smart servers are based on a thin KVM virtualization layer which enables automated provisioning, scaling and failover, but using pass-through technology to provide the high performance of a dedicated server.
Bare metal servers start life as a smart server so they can also be provisioned automatically with an image of choice across your network. Once provisioned they are rebooted automatically at which point their OS and apps are running directly on the hardware with no virtualization layer.
Data Stores can use almost any storage configuration you?re likely to need: RAID, LVM, ATAoE, iSCSI and Fibre. They can be based on a traditional hardware SAN, software SAN or TD Web Services Cloud’s own integrated storage system. Bare metal servers use local storage, and TD Web Services Cloud also supports local storage for VPS-style cloud services.
TD Web Services Cloud enables automatic periodic data backup, as well as emergency backup, as part of a disaster recovery system. TD Web Services Cloud controls the physical and virtual routing of SANs, which enables seamless SAN failover management. This ensures system reliability and enterprise-class resilience for your cloud hosting service. Incremental backup is also supported via integration with Bacula4Hosts.
The XEN based hypervisors hosting your servers are connected to a centralized storage system that has redundancy in place at every point to avoid failures.
These cloud based solutions offer a new unmatched level of redundant and automatic healing technologies implemented using the enterprise grade virtualization technology of XEN or VMware.
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