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   OrkestraTM  IaaS 

Flexible, automated, lowcost cloud computing platform.


OrkestraTM ‘Enterprise’ is a complete cloud services platform, ideally suited to data centers or enterprises who wish to offer a reliable, flexible, scalable and price competitive cloud computing service. Orkestra integrates MPSTOR’s storage management stack, its software-defined storage framework (ProvizoTM) and OpenStackTM - the open-source cloud operating system, to produce a turnkey, software defined, cloud platform. Orkestra ‘Enterprise’ is supplied with an Image Vault, containing a wide range of pre-configured virtual machine images, as well as with an integrated, web-based, graphical user interface, which provides a comprehensive range of configuration, administration and end user functionality.






For the Data Centre:

"MPSTOR's software cloud platform product, OrkestraTM, enables data centres to increase market differentiation and profitability by providing them with the capability to automatically deliver a unique range of higher margin, products and services to their customers, in a rapidly growing global market."

For the Service user:

MPSTOR's software makes IT infrastructure invisible, programmable and immediately available to end users, allowing them to self-serve the exact quantity and quality of storage & compute resources they need for their applications while eliminating the complexity of managing their own physical hardware.



Flexible and Future Proof

Orkestra is a highly flexible platform, which allows a wide variety of services to be quickly and easily deployed. Its open-platform and open-API architecture allows it to be easily adapted to meet future end user services needs.

Low CapEx and Open Platform

CapEx costs are cut by using open platform hardware, leveraging open-source software developments and eliminating vendor lock-in. In addition, the ability to run multiple storage services on the same hardware platform increases asset utilization and further reduces CapEx costs.

Programmable and Invisible

Orkestra’s software-defined infraestructure allows service providers to easily configure policies for automating the provision of services to end users. End users can self-serve their needs with the perception of unlimited resource availability.

Policy Driven and SLA Tiers

Service provider can customise their service offering to their customer needs by defining SLA and QoS policies for their end users to select from. This maintains flexibility and responsiveness, without sacrificing operational officiency.

Scale-Out and Scale-Up 

Storage services can be scaled out and scaled-up using Orkestra’s ability to automatically recognise, register and manage new hardware as it is added, while retaining the ability to offer a range of block, object and file storage services.

Virtualized and Multiple Tenant

Orkestra has an integrated storage hypervisor, which abstracts the storage array management from the underlying storage devices and creates the end user perception that any quantity and quality of storage can be attached to a VM, irrespective of the number and location of tenants being served.

Low OpEx and Automated

With the ever increasing demands to provide a range of services, at different SLA levels, labour costs are now the dominant operating cost overhead. Orkestra cuts labour costs by over 50% through process automation and allowing the end-user to easily self.serve their own resource requirements.

Better Utilized and Managed 

All storage resources, whether utilized or free, are dynamically tracked in a common management database (CMDB), allowing the Orkestra platform to provide accurate, real time, capacity utilization and capacity forecasting functionality.













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Compare Orkestra-IaaS editions and see which is the right for you to build your own virtual environment. Licensing is based on a per node basis not CPU.

Web download, Plug and Boot from USB/DOM/CD
Management Tools      
User dashboard panel
Start/Stop/Backup Virtual Machine
Create/Delete/Snapshot/Attach to VM block storage over SAS,iSCSI,FC,FCoE fabrics
Flexible creation of per VM Firewall Rules
View and Monitor Network, Compute and Storage usage
Attach public IP address to Tenant VMs
FTP import/export of ISO/IMG and AMI images
Object Storage (SWIFT)
Volume to S3/Cloudfiles/ATMOS Backup
Supported Ethernet Ports 2 4 7
Volume to Host Mapping
Supported Nodes 1 3 No Limit
Block Storage Management
Thin Provisioning, Snapshot, Replication
RAID 0,1,10,5,6,Hot Swap,Hot Spares
Disk support SAS,SATA,SSD
Number of supported devices 3 16 No Limit
File Storage Protocols      
Block Storage Protocols
iSCSI Gige, 10 Gige (with Teaming/Bonding/AFT)
4G/8G Fibre Channel Target
3G/6G SAS Target/Initiator Support
FCoE Target/Initiator support
JBOD Expansion
Automation and Multitenancy      
Host Aggregates/Storage Aggregates
Automated storage provisioning policy
IO and Bandwidth throttle per storage volume
Datacenter CMDB browser and Operations Dashboard
Traffic Analysis and Capacity management
Storage Provisioning to nodes and services
Single pane of management (compute/storagwe nodes)
HA-Dual Controller      
Active-Active Dual Controller
Failover/Back on Disk Channel Failure
Failover/Back on Controller Failure
Ethernet and Ping Disk Heartbeat
CPU Support      
Uni-Processor/64 Bit UP64
Symmetrical Multi Processor/64 Bit SMP64
Virtual Storage Array      
VirtIO Disk Support
MPStackware AMI image
Xen/VMWARE/KVM Support
Image Vault Support      
VPN Image
Windows Image
Wide range of Linux 32/64 bit Images
FTP upload of VM image to Orkestra Glance Service
Hardware Monitoring
Email Notification on Information, Warning,Critical Events
Logging, Analytics Function
Supported Network Clients      
Microsoft, Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS 10.x


Orkestra software licences are priced based on the number of physical storage and CPU devices supported. Users can start with a single server cloud licence and expand this, as needed, to support hundreds of servers". Pricing for your desired configuration is available by contacting MPSTOR at

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OpenStack Software Defined Storage solution  

MPSTOR Orkestra HCS Product  

MPSTOR's Orkestra product is a unique software suite for building public or private clouds on Open hardware platforms