In the drive to minimize cost, KALEAO has designed the KMAX portfolio, a hyperconverged integrated software and hardware platform, extremely compact and low power. KMAX systems provides the full benefits of hyper convergence leveraging advanced software defined hardware and appliance level web-scale application delivery and management.
KMAX solutions are compatible with the vast open source Linux-based software ecosystem available for the ARM platforms, while natively supporting Open Stack along with the additional richness of an industry standard application stores, like Ubuntu JuJu Charms.
The KMAX-HD system is the first platform released by KALEAO, targeted to high density applications, especially for cloud service providers supporting huge numbers of transactions, where responsiveness, performance and privacy are vital.
KALEAO KMAX systems represent the realization of everything hyperconvergence promises. Delivering more for less, with the technological complexity removed from the IT department. KMAX enables the effortless deployment and management of the services required across the cloud and modern business.
Extending the efficiencies of the web-scale approach to the deployment of compute, storage and networking hardware resources, the KMAX system software can provide for appliance-level simplicity to application deployment and management, or the raw flexibility of a open server platform for advanced service development and deployment.
Today’s hyper converged offerings are based on general purpose hardware and are often forced into an uncomfortable form-factor that can only emulate, through additional expensive 3rd party virtualization software, the illusion of the global resource pools required to be a truly converged platform. Further, the additional cycles required to run this software stack eats your valuable core performance while unproductively increasing your consumption of power.
Also, with these virtualized hyperconverged systems, it is impossible provide any guaranteed performance or predictability to an application’s behavior due to the approach of resource sharing in virtualization and the influence of one application has on the access to resources of another application.
KALEAO solutions brings a new approach to virtualization in a hyperconverged platform, a technology known as physicalization, that combines the guaranteed performance and energy efficiency of dedicated bare metal resources with the flexibility and agility of a fully software defined virtual infrastructure.
This is possible thanks to Kaleao innovative of global resource pooling and the physicalization of resources through software defined hardware, the intimate hardware level combination of ARM based computing, the latest NVMe based flash storage and embedded integration high bandwidth network switching. Software defined hardware through “physicalization” is the answer to the virtualization trade-off between management flexibility and the system’s capabilities, performance and agility.
SMART COMPUTING is the idea that a computer system provides the intelligence to focus the physical resources to perform the actual computation while reducing overheads and “waste”. This approach maximizes the computing per dollar spent and the space occupied. KALEAO systems are delivered through a rational design philosophy that minimizes data movement, power conversion inefficiencies, the costs of cooling hot spots, wastage of cycles of virtualization, component placement and other associated electronics interactions that are not directly useful to computation, storage and communication.
Using the mature and proven power delivery technologies from the telecommunication infrastructure markets, as opposed of the power choices inherited PC platform, the KMAX chassis is fed by a 48v DC supply, not only does this remove significant cost associated with the local delivery of current, it also removes the additive inefficiencies of local AC-DC conversion while opening up the opportunity for direct integration of eco-friendly, highly efficient DC-DC supply from renewables sources. Ask KALEAO for further details of hybrid, battery, renewable and traditional power options, or for solutions that are to be deployed in harsh environments.