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Turn-Key & Quick Cloud Deployment

Pinaka™ is an engineered turn-key private cloud appliance which is based on the Ubuntu OpenStack Platform. It is developed for educational institutions and enterprises who are seeking a robust, resilient, and highly available solutions in a cloud environment.

  • Validated solution with self-service dashboard and auto deployment tool for minimizing your time to value and set up cloud environments.

Unified Storage Solution

In order to hasten the complicated OpenStack set-up process, Pinakastra developed its own "Pinaka Auto-Deployment Tool" by utilizing Ansible. By using Ansible Playbook, all prerequisites including networking, storage and some other custom settings for the overcloud deployment can be easily done to speed up the process of installation. This auto-deployment tool not only enhances agility but also minimizes the time to build a cloud.

  • High integration of Ubuntu OpenStack Platform and Ubuntu Ceph Storage on Pinakastra hardware reinforces operational agility and scalability.

Cloud Reliability

Pinaka™ with OpenStack on standard hardware, integrated with Ubuntu Ceph storage; provides users with a highly versatile storage backend. Ubuntu Ceph Storage is a distributed object storage with extraordinary reliability and scalability. We aim to provide an all-inclusive, highly integrated solution for lower CAPEX and OPEX.

  • High availability reduces business downtime and risk of data-loss on mission-critical applications.

About Pinakastra

Pinaka™ Public Cloud (Pinakastra) is a global public cloud company. We combine the team’s expertise & efficiency of hyperscale hardware with infrastructure software from a diversity of industry leaders to solve next-generation cloud infrastructure design and operation challenges. Pinakastra serves technology startups and enterprises on public, hybrid and private clouds enablement.

  • Pinaka™ is suitable for business using
    • Business Analytics
    • Educational Institutions
    • Research Organisation
    • Technology Startups

What are the cloud support models?Do you have defined SLAs?

The advantages of the transition to cloud are clear to many customers, but buying and building private and hybrid cloud solutions can sometimes be a challenge. Customers are seeking a partner to not just troubleshoot operational issues but to make their whole cloud journey a success.
Enter Pinakastra. Our support team is dedicated to providing world-class support to our customers 24 x 7 x 365. Our tiered customer support model is based on four levels of escalation. Initial response times and target resolution times can range from several business days to as little as 1 hour based on the level of the request. For the customer who appreciates self-service access, Pinakastra also has a wide variety of online support resources designed to answer the majority of our customers’ questions.
Pinakastra offers software SLAs and an aggressive hardware RMA process to address the most demanding uptime requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Major benefits for the Institutions & researchers orgs

  • Runs the workloads of public website, intranet, and student information systems
  • Easy sharing of documents as they are stored within the private cloud and is quickly and safely accessible to authorised people.
  • Easy lab setup and teardown (Different lab setups that would need probably a weeks time to setup, will be done in a few minutes)
  • You can deploy educational stacks on the infra. (All digital educational components can be privately hosted)
  • Precise data control
  • More managed courseware and effective and optimised usage of IT infrastructure within the Institution
  • Supports faculty in their research by providing fast and convenient computing and storage resources
  • The capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) will have a considerable reduction and will decrease the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the systems infrastructure in the college.
  • A project like this can reduce the university’s data center CAPEX by 60%; IT management tasks by 33%, and electricity costs by 80%.

Major benefits for the students and researchers

  • Students will have the opportunity to experience the future of the computing world well before they step into the future careers, enabling them to be industry ready while they are graduating from the Institution Resulting in more successful students.
  • A cloud platform in an educational institution will encourage students to do projects in various cutting edge technologies.
  • Students will be able to provision computing resources for their projects themselves with a self-service dashboard within the quota of resources they are entitled to by the IT dept staff.
  • A streamline access control mechanism for the cloud resources will have enough security measures.
  • By saving the snapshot of every lab session, a single lab exercise can be spanned across multiple sessions by jumpstarting to the previous lab status in a few mins.
  • GPU-as-a-Service can enable high end computing available through PCI-passthrough to multiple people at same time.

All recent technologies mentioned below are heavily dependent on a cloud platform that helps the students industry ready straight out of college. Every university is aligning their curriculum w.r.t to this industry trend.

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Internet of Things(IoT)
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Mobile Applications

All the below laboratory sessions can be seamlessly handled with the help of a private cloud setup & thin clients.

  • Data Structures and Object Oriented Programming Laboratory (C++/Java)
  • Operating Systems Laboratory (C/C++)
  • Analysis of Algorithms Laboratory (C/C++/Java/Python/R)
  • Database Management Systems Laboratory (Oracle/Sqllite/Mysql/PostgreSQL/MongoDB)
  • Computer Networks Laboratory (C)
  • Web Technology Laboratory (Lamp Stack, Mean Stack, Ruby Stack, Django Stack, HaProxy, Nginx)
  • Software Engineering Laboratory
  • Mobile Application Laboratory (Node.js, Backend Server Programming)
  • Data Analytics Laboratory (Hadoop, Hive, Apache Spark)
  • Final year projects on latest technologies (Cloud, AI, ML, IoT, Edge Computing, SDN, NFV etc)

We are all talking about cloud computing, deploying a cloud and Using a cloud, so it will be very naive for us to say, we will not be able to handle things remotely from our Bangalore office. The below diagram shows how Pinakastra engineers manage the private clouds across PAN india remotely from our office.

Pinaka™ is a turn-key private cloud appliance which will be built as per the needs and shipped or remotely built on a on-premise existing hardware, for setting up a production ready private cloud we would require 30 to 45 working days from the date of PO.
Note:The hardware provisioning time is not included in this timeline as due to COVID-19 pandemic all the hardware deliveries from China & Taiwan are having a delay (Usually it is approximately 2 weeks of time)