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Flexible Engine by Orange Business Services

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Orange Business Services (OBS) launched an international public Cloud

Orange Business Services (OBS) announced Flexible Engine in mid-2017 as their worldwide public cloud solution based on OpenStack. This public Cloud is aimed at european companies from all sizes, especially those who are present internationally.
Flexible Engine's infrastructure is now deployed in France (2 datacenters), in North of Europe (Amsterdam), in Asia (Singapour) and in North America (Atlanta). The goal is to offer an alternative to americans giants at a worldwide level.
Flexible Engine is the product of a collaboration between Orange Business Service (OBS) and Huawei

Flexible Engine Orange Datacenter

Flexible Engine : a Worldwide Public Cloud

Flexible Engine architecture

FE components

Links between Flexible Engine modules

Orange Business Services and Huawei partnership

In this model, Huawei bring mainly two components :

  • FusionCube hyper-converged hardware technology
  • FusionSphere orchestration software : the Cloud OpenStack based operating system.
    FusionSphere rely on OpenStack main components (Neutron, Nova, Glance...) except for object storage which offer S3 compatibility. FusionSphere bring many complementary and packaged functionnalities compared to the open-source version of OpenStack (monitoring, load balancing, inter-tenant peering, log management, ...)

Orange Business Services is bringing services and functionnalities that are more security and network oriented, as well as side services:

  • Network interconnection (mainly it's MPLS network through "VPN Galerie")
  • Infrastructure security through Orange Cyberdefense : Security Operation Center, DDoS protection, third party security solution index ...
  • LDAP integration

Flexible Engine contributions to Nuabee's Cloud solutions

Flexible Engine aim to satisfy companies with a "legacy" IT system while being able to deliver "native cloud" services.
It is possible to migrate the whole IT system of a company without having to "redesign" it, and to optimize it progressively later, using FE's included components and cloud advantages (scaling-out, containerization, database as a service,...)
To migrate IT system, Flexible Engine offers :

  • Booked machines over 1/2/3 years allowing cost reduction reaching 50% compared to a monthly location model
  • Bare Metal servers to run applications
  • Link between an Orange MPLS and a Flexible Engine tenant (or VPNaas solution)

Flexible Engine Console

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Nuabee solutions adaptation to Flexible Engine

Nuabee already adapted its solution to this new public cloud. For companies and public players, Nuabee, as an Orange Business Services partner, offer to guide them through the deployment of backup solutions, disaster recovery plan and migration to Cloud computing in the public Cloud.
We study with you the most adapted solution according to your priority and your constraints.

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