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 BSD and chroot 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 seamless moving the state from one node to another and balancing the load to maximise performance.

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 BSD and chroot 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 seamless 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 be 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 recover, a minimum of four servers is required, two of each in remote data centres.

Deployments

Installing HybridCluster is very simple.  Firstly, install HybridBase, a modified version of FreeBSD, from an ISO, either locally or via a remote automated provisioning system.  Next, configure a new instance in Launchpad, the HybridCluster management web interface, and will complete the installation remotely.  Finally, configure the primary domain name in Launchpad to set up the name servers and set up the glue records with your registrar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Install HybridCluster’s software on a couple of machines and you’re ready to go. You can start with two machines and then easily grow the cluster in the same data center or across DCs – HybridCluster will automatically integrate new machines in to the cluster and distribute loads across it.

Can I define what role a server should be (like web or database server) so that I can optimize the hardware for it?

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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.

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

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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.

How does Hybrid Web Cluster achieve fault-tolerant DNS?

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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.

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