Software-defined infrastructure for Enterprises

OSISM is a powerful deployment and lifecycle management framework for software-defined infrastructure like OpenStack and hyper-converged Ceph as well as required services such as a RabbitMQ broker or a MariaDB Galera cluster. Monitoring, log aggregation, high availability, and day 2 operations in general are also a key focus.

OpenStack provides a proven and reliable foundation for platforms such as Gitlab CI, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, or High Performance Computing (HPC).

OSISM is used by the Sovereign Cloud Stack (SCS) to manage the core infrastructure services. As the basis for pluscloud open from the German-based cloud service provider PlusServer in Cologne, OSISM is an integral part of one of the first Gaia-X hosters.

For German-speaking readers, iX 2021/4 contains an extensive article with the title Die Europa-Cloud kommt written by Martin Gerhard Loschwitz on the use of OSISM in pluscloud open.

Who is using OSISM?

Audi Production Lab
B1 Systems
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Advanced & Enterprise Edition

OSISM EE Logo OSISM is a 100% open source solution, built on open source building blocks, and it is developed openly and transparently. For use in productions, the use of the OSISM Enterprise Edition is recommended. The OSISM Enterprise Edition enables the use of LTS versions, managed services, professional support, vulnerability scanning, signed images, and more.

Open Source
Open Community
Security updates
High availability
Log aggregation
Containerised control plane
Containerised data plane
Authentication using LDAP/Active Directory
Reference architecture
Bare-metal provisioning
Advanced engineeering & operations
Trusted Images
Offline installation capability
Infrastructure management
Hardware guidance and sizing
LTS releases
Kernel livepatching to avoid reboots
Guided upgrades
Workload analysis
Capacity planning
Customised architecture
Enterprise network & storage backends
Number of incidents / year12Unlimited
Support accessWeb/eMailWeb/eMail/Phone/Chat
Support hoursBusiness hoursUp to 24x7
Response time1 business dayUp to 2 hours
Professional services
Remote login
Managed services
Regular reviews

Managed Operations

We offer managed operations for private OpenStack clouds. On your own hardware in your own data center, on our hardware in your data center or on our hardware in our data center (with DE-CIX DirectCLOUD). We offer a turnkey solution on field-proven hardware and we will take care of operations.

Gaia-X & Sovereign Cloud Stack

Gaia-X Logo As a day one member of the Gaia-X European Association for Data and Cloud AISBL we actively help to improve data sovereignty in Europe. Our solution OSISM is an integral part of the Sovereign Cloud Stack (SCS) project funded by the Federal Agency For Disruptive Innovation (SPRIND).

Sovereign Cloud Stack (SCS) is cloud technology built entirely with Open Source Software – as an alternative to propietary cloud technology. Only Open Source guarantees interoperability, transparency and independence from legal claims of third parties and thus from political interference.

By using the modular SCS software stack, cloud providers can offer Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Container-as-a-Service without depending on other vendors.

SCS is using and standardizing existing and proven Open Source components such as e.g. Kubernetes and does extend them where required. Federated cloud services are enabled this way, and users can leverage distributed cloud services from several SCS operators. European companies thus have options all the way from running it themselves or using one or several service providers and thus have 100% freedom of choice avoiding lock-in effects and dependencies from providers from foreign jurisdictions.

By sharing and documenting best practices for operating such cloud stacks, the difficulty to provide high quality cloud services internally or publicly is vastly reduced.

The target of SCS and the supporting companies: Anyone can benefit from the SCS software stack by using it – and by contributing to the open source code, one will increase the value of Gaia-X.

Source: SCS project website

For German-speaking readers, iX 2020/12 contains an article with the title Wolken-Verbund written by Kurt Garloff. This article presents in detail the vision behind the Sovereign Cloud Stack and the current state of technical implementation based on OSISM.

In the document Digitale Souveränität – Status quo und Handlungsfelder published on 03/25/2021 by the Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften, the Sovereign Cloud Stack is listed as a key building block in Gaia-X.

Contact us for more information about Sovereign Cloud Stack and Gaia-X.

Integration partners

Our integration partners have many years of experience in building and operating large OpenStack and Ceph environments. They have a wide range of know-how and ensure a smooth integration of customized OSISM and SCS environments. Managed services are also available through our partners.

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