Image management?

Operating System



Bare metal and VMs access their operating system using block storage (iSCSI + mutual CHAP).

No data is downloaded to the device during startup, it is instead streamed over the wire, reducing time to deployment.

Persistent Data Overlay



Linux and Windows* devices can store data in vDisks, separated from the OS with frequent snapshots and replication

When instance data is redirected to an overlay, reprovisioning the OS does not affect it. Devices can then share OS images transparently and avoid expensive "recompose" operations in VMware View.

* Windows may require OS modification to avoid activation problems

Intuitive Interfaces



The UI and API offer the same level of powerful instrumentation, allowing your workflow to be API-driven and point-and-click.

Though these APIs aren't compatible with other vendors, they are self-describing and straightforward

Fast-forward Deployment



Instantly clone production environments to staging equipment, update OS template, test changes and deploy to production.

Cloning ensures your environments are absolutely identical - no surprises when deploying changes.

Low-latency Access



ZFS handles asynchronous I/O in-memory, translating into low-latency data storage for all devices.

For heavy synchronous I/O, flash acceleration or local device storage may be used to achieve even higher performance.

Replication Built-in



On-demand replication keeps your data safely mirrored across all clusterducks servers on your LAN.

Operating system images are replicated by administrator request. Persistent data stores (vDisks) may be replicated as frequently as every minute.

Containers*



Easily manage and backup Docker, LXC, FreeBSD jails and Solaris Zones all in one place using ZFS's advanced features

* Not yet implemented

Virtual Machines



libvirt is integrated to allow VMs to be deployed using the open source KVM hypervisor.

Bare Metal



Physical and virtual devices can share operating system images, allowing datacentre operators to roll out new servers with less work

Is it ready to use?




A public release (v1.0) will be made available in early 2017.
An invite-only program is ongoing that you may request to participate in at any time.