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Product: HybridCluster

HybridCluster is a full stack cloud hosting platform that instantly delivers high availability to deployed web applications, auto-scaling resources on demand and replicating data across live servers to be instantly restorable.

Overview

AwesomeProxy consists of distributed proxy servers, which route data to the node that is master for the FlexContainer containing the web, mail or database application, so each node provides an access point to the cluster.

FlexContainers use lightweight OS virtualization like chroot and BSD jails to isolate processes and perform resource management to provide security and high density for applications.

HCFS Storage uses the distributed file system and the snapshot feature in ZFS to replicate data across the local storage on each node, to provide redundancy and protection against user and system data corruption.

Control & Management monitors resource usage, live migrating FlexContainers by seamlessly moving the state from one node to another and balancing the load to maximise performance.

Features

High Availability

Deploy any LAMP web application to HybridCluster and instantly benefit from high availability, avoiding scheduled and unscheduled downtime.

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Auto Scaling

Guarantee performance by scaling resources up and down to respond to promotional, seasonal and undesired spikes in traffic on demand.

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Instantly Restorable Data

Rollback data by selecting an older version, protecting against human and system error, improving data integrity and detecting corruption.

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Requirements

HybridCluster can be deployed on two or more commodity dedicated servers with public IP addresses to provide cloud hosting platform.  The servers do not need to be identical, but should have similar specifications.  Each server should have at least a quad-core processor, 16GB memory and two hard drives.  More servers can be seamlessly added later as the platform will automatically integrate them and distribute the load across them.  For disaster recovery, a minimum of four servers is required, two of each in remote data centres.

Deployments

Installing HybridCluster is very simple.

Step 1

Firstly, install HybridBase, a modified version of FreeBSD, from an ISO, either locally or via a remote automated provisioning system.

Step 2.

Next, configure a new instance in Launchpad, the HybridCluster management web interface, and will complete the installation remotely.

Step 3.

Finally, configure the primary domain name in Launchpad to set up the name servers and set up the glue records with your registrar.

Pre-sales FAQ

Below are some of the most popular questions that we are asked.  If you have one that is not answered here, please contact us.

Can I maintain my own physical servers? What about using cloud infrastructure?

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HybridCluster gives you a great deal of flexibility over your infrastructure choices. You can opt to have the cluster hosted entirely on your own physical hardware, or you can host it entirely in the cloud or, for the power and flexibility of both approaches, you can combine them in a hybrid setup.

Do I need my own infrastructure to evaluate HybridCluster?

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We recommend that you use your own infrastructure for evaluations, however we can provide this for you.

Support

There are three levels of support, Enterprise, Standard and Community, to meet different requirements and budgets.

Support levels      
  Enterprise Standard Community
Forum Access Yes Yes Yes
Ticket Support in Business Hours * 2hr Response 4hr Response No
Telephone Support for non-critical in Business Hours * 1hr Response 2hr Response No
Telephone Support for critical out of Business Hours * 30min Response No No

* Business Hours is 9am to 5:15pm GMT/BST Monday to Friday

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