PSSC Labs Cumulus Private Cloud Server Helps Companies Take Back Control (and Security) from the Cloud

End of year capital expenditures provide an attractive opportunity for tax write offs that cloud services don’t qualify for

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — PSSC Labs, a developer of custom HPC and big data computing solutions, has developed a complete private cloud solution that can be customized for enterprises to deliver the lowest total cost of ownership without compromising performance. The timing is perfect for companies looking to maximize their end of year tax write offs through capital expenditures, which cloud services like Amazon Web Services don’t qualify for.

The PSSC Labs Cumulus Private Cloud includes all the necessary compute, storage and networking resources packed into a solution that is ready to run on delivery. Cumulus Private Clouds offers support for leading cloud software platforms including Openstock, Mesos, Docker, Kubernetes, Joyent and Rancher and can be deployed in any custom configuration worldwide.

Today’s companies are often faced with the complex decision of whether to use public cloud resources or build and deploy their own IT infrastructure. For organizations in search of an enterprise solution with improved performance, scalability and cost efficiency, the Cumulus Private Cloud offers an array of attractive advantages including the ability to garner capital equipment tax write offs, something which can save money over using a public cloud.

“Cloud computing has become an increasingly popular choice for many organizations – though not always the right choice,” said Lawrence J. Lesser, founder and Chief Technology Officer for PSSC Labs. “In many ways, public cloud usage for services like AWS is considered the ‘easy button’ that hides many downsides and risks. IT departments should consider all options that factor in any hidden costs that the cloud presents.”

Cloud computing can present many drawbacks that often come back to haunt users, such as skyrocketing fees, poor performance and security concerns. The decision between using a public cloud versus owning your own infrastructure is not so different than deciding between renting and a buying a home.  It is a choice between controlling your own environment versus living within someone else’s domain.

“Because the Cumulus Private Cloud can be easily configured to the company’s precise requirements and to suit the deployment needs of any application, many IT departments are now choosing to forgo the public cloud option entirely,” said Lesser.

Cumulus Private Cloud’s advanced features include:

  • Customized to specific needs and budget. Customers can select from a range of processors, memory, OS storage and network bandwidth
  • Lowest TCO compared to other manufacturers
  • 2x the density
  • 35% lower power draw without compromising performance
  • Easily scale computer and storage capacity
  • Remote management interface
  • Network bandwidth options include 10GigE and 100GigE+ with 40GigE, 100GigE and Infiniband network connectivity possible
  • Compatible with leading virtualization platforms including VMWare, KVM and Citrix
  • Ideal platform for Docker containers and Rancher as well as data center OS’s including Mesos and Joyent.
  • Increased rack density saving significant space while optimizing network connectivity

Improved Performance

One of the biggest names in cloud computing is Amazon EC2. It alleges cost savings, using a “pay for what you use” pricing model, security, control, and greater flexibility for deployment. However, a lot of these promises don’t hold up. The virtual cores used in cloud computing can’t offer the same application performance level as real cores, and because Amazon’s servers have dispersed locations, its users often experience latency issues – the solution for which costs more money, according to PSSC Labs. For industries such as life sciences that have high computing demands, a private cloud is a better option.

Improved Security

For Amazon Web Services (AWS) users, security can be automatically affected by anything that happens to their cloud provider.  Anyone using a public or shared cloud can experience a data breach and information loss through no fault of their own. This potential security loophole makes public clouds a concern for enterprises running mission-critical applications with high-availability and compliance or regulatory requirements. Because private clouds are in-house solutions, the threat of another company accidentally gaining access to your data center by accident is eliminated entirely.


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