SWITCHengines is built with OpenStack, the leading Open Source Cloud Orchestration solution. At its core, it allows you to create virtual machines on demand and install and run whatever software you want on it.
KVM guests on Intel based hypervisors. VMs can be sized both in CPU and RAM with preconfigured sizes:
|Flavor||CPUs||RAM||Disk||Comment / Use Case|
|m1.tiny||1||512MB||1GB||Create a large number of these for networking simulations|
|m1.small||1||2GB||20GB||The basic workhorse for (web)servers|
|m1.medium||2||4GB||40GB||Twice the CPU, twice the RAM - useful for medium workloads|
|m1.large||4||8GB||80GB||Run database servers|
|m1.xlarge||8||16GB||160GB||Parallel computing power|
Contact us if you have additional needs - we can accomodate many different configurations, specific for you.
Operating System Support
SWITCHengines runs on Intel x86_64 processors and can accomodate any modern operating system. SWITCH provides pre-configured images, that are adapted to our environment.
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr"
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus"
- CentOS 7
- Debian 8 "Jessie"
- Fedora 22
- Windows 2012 R2 (evaluation version)
- NixOS 16.09
- Zeppelin and Spark Appliance (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS based)
- RStudio Appliance (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS based)
Thanks to SDN (Software Defined Networking), you can build complex networks for your virtual machines and simulate different networks, segments, routers and more. All virtual machines have unlimited access to the internet. User defined firewalls keep your machines safe.