Technology

General Overview

Interactive Cloud OS is a multi-functional operating system optimized and designed for virtualization and cloud computing. It is not based on any other operating system, but designed and built completely from scratch. It is based on the newest Linux Kernels.

Interactive Cloud OS Overview

Interactive Cloud OS Overview

 

Interactive Cloud OS – Intention

  • Optimize for the cloud
  • Simplify to the best essentials
  • Accelerate processes
  • Rely on high quality
  • Trust in proven security
  • Reduce patch and hotfix effort
  • Discard burden of old technology and workarounds
  • Utilize advanced features

Technology Concept

The Cloud OS runs on the server hardware and serves as the Host OS for various other operating systems above (called Guest OSes). The guest OSes could be Windows*, Linux* and other Unixes*.

Interactive Cloud OS as Host OS with Guest OS installed above

Interactive Cloud OS with Guest OS installed above

This allows Administrators to run more than one computer operating systems on the same host. For example, you will be able to run Windows, Linux and other Unix systems simultaneously. This is called “Virtualization” of server resources or “virtual machines (VMs)

With today’s CPU architecture and server speed, it is possible to run up to ~1000 independent guest OSes at the same time on a normal 2HE enterprise server (e.g. Hewlett Packard DL380). The maximum number of guests is limited by the number and speed of the CPUs, the mount of RAM and Hard disk capacity.

Build your own Cloud

With the Interactive Cloud OS, you can build a Cloud environment yourself out-of-the-box. This allows you to take full control of your computer systems and resources and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Private Cloud

With the Interactive Cloud OS, you can build a private Cloud for your test bed or your home computing environment. You can integrate private entertainment with your PBX (e.g. Asterisk) and home automation or try software or surf the web securely over a VM….

There are endless reasons why you should move your applications and data to your personal cloud!

Company Cloud

Companies run heterogeneous servers with a huge variety of operating systems. Some of the hardware needs to be replaced by new one; some systems have free unused resources. Instead of buying new hardware, you can set up the Interactive Cloud OS on one system and run many different guest OSes on top of it. This saves money, extends flexibility, saves energy and reduces CO2.

Internet Service Provider Cloud

For Internet Service Providers (ISPs), it is possible to build a public Cloud as well. This allows them to sell virtual machines and services to their customers.

 Cloud – virtually anywhere

Our Interactive Cloud OS is designed to allow distributed installations in more than one location. With this feature, you can relocate your VMs to another place or country “on the fly”. Move from Paris to London or Berlin to Frankfurt. Locate your servers where you get the best price, best performance or best service.

Or, move your VMs with high load or huge web traffic somewhere else to answer them locally. From the management GUI, you can move your servers across borders virtually anywhere on earth.

And of course, you can clone a server and copy it to another Internet Exchange or ISP for redundancy and high availability.

Since the Interactive Cloud OS is free of cost, everyone can reduce license fees to zero!

Interactive Cloud OS technical overview

  • Linux system built from scratch
  • libvirt
  • ssh
  • iptables
  • iSCSI
  • systemd (init/boot/service control system)
  • shell (for configuration and management)
  • Intelligent monitoring agents and interface for monitoring system
  • Health care packet to check system status, drives, fans, power supplies, controllers etc.
  • OpenSSL
  • OpenVSwitch for intelligent switching and routing
  • Monitoring (e.g. via SNMPv3)
  • dedicated 64bit version only – no 32bit support!

Management Server

The management server will start with OpenStack out of the box. More User interfaces to come…

The main components for the management server are:

  • Core
  • Webapp
  • Ajax
  • Secure and reliable message transaction system and queuing
  • CLI (Command Line Interface)

 

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