The public cloud experience in a private cloud environment.

Metacloud is a production-ready, OpenStack-based, on-premises solution that we engineer, deploy, and remotely operate 24x7x365 on your behalf. Like public cloud, it just works.

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Why Metacloud?


Taking OpenStack to the next level.

Our world-class engineering team has built a unique distribution optimized for stability, superior performance, and scale.

  • Predictable
  • Highly-available
  • Easy to use
  • Hybrid-ready
  • 99.99% SLA

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Easy to use.

Metacloud provides the simplicity, speed, and predictability developers look for in the cloud experience:

  • Self-service
  • Integration with existing tools
  • Open, well-documented APIs
  • Instant provisioning

Easy to administer.

Metacloud also gives administrators the control, reliability, and visibility they need:

  • Manage and govern users, groups, and projects
  • Full control of quotas, VM images, and flavor types
  • Security policies and authentication
  • High availability, monitoring, and SLAs
  • Historical and real-time reporting

Customized for your environment

Metacloud is even more compelling when you extend its functionality and customize it for your environment. This is easier with fully-integrated solutions from technology partners like Apprenda, Pivotal, SolidFire, and SwiftStack.

Product Features


Advanced Operational Support
Our team of cloud experts monitors your environment 24 hours a day, and takes full responsibility for keeping it running all day, every day.

High Availability
Every aspect of the orchestration and controller environment is redundant and built for high availability, and our solution is backed by an industry-leading 99.99% SLA.

Enhanced Dashboard
Metacloud delivers a significantly improved user experience, with features and functionality way beyond what's available in basic OpenStack Horizon.

Tested and supported integration with your existing Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Active Directory systems.

API Compatibility
Full support of OpenStack APIs and AWS APIs.

Unified CLI
Compatibility with the OpenStack Unified CLI for complete flexibility to manage cloud resources.

Rapidly deploy virtual machine instances in a highly secure, multi-project environment.

Support for multi-tenancy, floating IP addresses, security groups, contiguous tenant IP pools, and integrated load balancing.

Flexible, enterprise-grade solutions that support both dynamic and more traditional storage technologies.



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