The team has leveraged open-source and modern infrastructure management and automation software to build and operate their own private cloud in a colocation facility to reduce infrastructure costs and improve unit economics.
AcceleratXR has built its own private cloud in a colo using bare metal and efficient infrastructure operations tools such as Netris, Rancher, and Ceph. The private cloud delivers the necessary Kubernetes, Compute, Storage, and Networking services for 90% lower total cost (CapEx + OpEx) than AWS.
Databento’s infrastructure team was tasked to design, build, and further operate its own private cloud infrastructure. Because the team wanted to make the infrastructure easy to operate and scale, much like the public cloud but on their own hardware, they chose to use Netris VPC Networking software instead of building in-house network automation from scratch. Databento’s network engineers provided the Netris console to their DevOps and InfraOps engineers for self-serviceability. DevOps and InfraOps could easily provision (load balancers, network access lists, virtual networks, etc.). Network Engineers could focus on strategic tasks versus wasting time on daily change requests. The results were a dramatic (10X) increase in engineering teams’ productivity:
As Aarki (acquired by Skillz / NYSE: SKLZ ) experienced explosive customer base growth, they found cloud costs didn’t scale with their expansion targets. However, the implications of bringing their infrastructure on-premises were daunting as they would have to take on the day-to-day management of the network.
Netris enabled Aarki to build and operate a private cloud in six data centers. Aarki saved 90% on TCO by leaving AWS and building its own global network powered by Netris VPC for its six data centers.
Innova, based in Luxembourg, is the official publisher of Lineage 2 and other famous MMORPG games in Europe. Innova’s hybrid architecture revealed how rapid and easy it is to deliver new services on the cloud and, conversely, how time-consuming and error-prone dynamic network operations can be on-premises. Innova tried to bring the experience of the cloud to the local data center with regular (Cisco/Juniper) networking vendors and in-house automation but soon found they needed a DevOps-first vendor to achieve their goals. Innova swapped their prior solution for Netris VPC to get a simple, cloud-like experience on-prem and empower DevOps and InfraOps engineers to consume their infrastructure in a self-service fashion achieving a 90% improvement in engineers’ productivity.