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Case Study Douglas

Case Study Douglas

Read more about the OpenStack solution that PlusServer has developed for Douglas GmbH, the European market leader in the selective beauty products market.

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OpenStack – Open Source Cloud solutions with PlusServer

30% of the top 100 e‑commerce companies host with PlusServer Such as douglas.de in an OpenStack cloud

OpenStack is an open-source platform designed to build public and Private Cloud solutions. Around 3,400 companies around the world are involved in the OpenStack Foundation, ensuring continuous development. Numerous customers worldwide have already opted for open architecture and actively support the open source philosophy.

On request, we are happy to develop an individual OpenStack solution for your needs.

Highlights of Openstack

  • Perfectly matched components
    Through strong partnerships with well-known companies like Dell and Red Hat, we guarantee perfectly matched, seamlessly integrated hardware and software components.
  • Scalability architecture
    With OpenStack, you can quickly provide multiple virtual instances with scalable resources for your applications. This allows you to react quickly to changing conditions and have a cloud platform that grows with the challenges you are faced with.
  • Contractually secured availability
    Although OpenStack is a free, open-source platform, our Service Level Agreements provide a contractually secured minimum availability of your cloud infrastructure.

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Our customers - successful with PlusServer

  • Bayer
    REWE Group
    Toyota
    Zalando
    TeamViewer
    Douglas
  • R+V Versicherung
    Renault
    Pelikan
    Melitta
    TUI
    Koelnmesse

Managing OpenStack

This business report deals with the question of the advantages and disadvantages of in-house operation compared with a managed OpenStack solution.

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The components of OpenStack

OpenStack Compute

Compute and/or Nova manage groups (clusters) of virtual machines that can be distributed over countless compute nodes. At this operational level, the virtual machines are managed and controlled with various tools. For example, user access to the available resources can be controlled.

OpenStack Object Storage

With Swift, Ceph or similar, redundant and scalable storage clusters can be created. The object storage is scalable to petabytes. In particular, long-term data should be stored and archived here, such as the server images (Glance).

OpenStack Block Storage

A service is set up and centrally managed, which provides storage in the form of blocks, known as Cinders. Physical storage can be attached directly to the Cinder server or to third ­parties. The latter use a special Cinder plug-in to integrate the external storage. ISCSI can be used to connect the external storage systems to Compute, i.e. to the hypervisors.

OpenStack Image

This service helps users find, register, and deploy virtual machine images.

OpenStack Identity

The authentication solution for all OpenStack projects can be integrated into existing identity management systems.

OpenStack Network

Last but not least, OpenStack Network (Neutron). In this project, hardware-based network infrastructure is simulated in software.

OpenStack Dashboard

A kind of self-service portal that facilitates access to cloud-based resources.