In today’s digital-driven industry, cloud services have assumed significance for right reasons. With customers emphasizing on quicker and cheaper time to market, the need for, flexibility in access, scalability in capacity, agility in performance and cost efficiency, are rightly addressed by cloud.

Our enterprise-class cloud platform, Harbour1® mirrors, innovation, thought re-engineering, backed by relentless industry research and technology assimilations. It incubates, flexibility, scalability, high redundancy and being platform agnostic, into all our products and services. Being delivered out of a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) environment, our services are available on demand and viable on cost.

Software Defined Network (SDN)

Harbour1® is built on Software Defined Network (SDN) framework. SDN uses open protocols enabling software control over the network. This framework makes Harbour1® network available, scalable and able to isolate on demand. The flexibility adds to effective load balancing, load sharing, thereby enabling enterprises to negotiate peak demand without any performance glitch or availability disruption.

SDN decouples control and forwarding plane, which makes it programmable and easily adaptable to dynamic demands of a customer’s environment. Harbour1® SDN framework segregates the physical network topology from virtual topology by using tunnelling.

  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV) deployed on network infrastructure plane, in sync with Software Defined Network (SDN) industry best practices
  • Enhanced agility and efficiency by moving network functions from dedicated appliances to high volume servers, switches and storages. Enterprises gain from astronomical flexibility, unparalleled scalability, uncompromised security, yet being cost optimal
  • Leaf-Spine network architecture @Pi™, scores over the traditional 3-tier model, with its unique benefit stack. The use of Layer 3 routing with BGP Equal-Cost Multi-Path routing (ECMP) improves the total available bandwidth by utilizing all available uplinks. With easily adaptable configurations and design, Leaf-Spine architecture gives better control to administrators while managing over-subscription and scalability
  • For enterprises running critical installations, overcoming network instability is of paramount importance. Adoption of Leaf-Spine architecture and elimination of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) establish a stable network across Harbour1® framework for enterprises to ride on
  • Infusion of SDN and Leaf-Spine architecture, at the DNA of the network framework of Harbour1®, has empowered IT and network administrators with ease of management and assurance of business continuity
Harbour1 SDN Architecture

Software Defined Storage (SDS)

Harbour1® leverages a strong last mile layer of Software Defined Storage (SDS) framework. The SDS framework enables policy-driven provisioning and hardware agnostic management. It also delivers data deduplication, replication, snapshots, backup and thin provisioning at multiple layers ensuring maximum data redundancy and availability.

As enterprises grow, SDS framework on Harbour1® helps in storage resource aggregation, storage pool management, and system scale-out across the cluster of servers. Being software defined and hardware agnostic, the entire environment is seamlessly managed through a single pane of glass of orchestration @Pi™.

Unlike the traditional storage environments, SDS on Harbour1® impeccably handles dedicated workloads, complex migrations, and seamless integration, to support high performance applications running on Harbour1®.

Multi-Tier Security

Harbour1 Security practices
  • Harbour1® provides uncompromised security for valuable data of enterprises with a variety of state-of-the-art features.
  • The cloud platform is protected by a high-speed perimeter firewall with intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS).
  • Additionally, enterprises can opt for a virtual firewall for zone-based, policy-driven security at the VM layer. Moreover, the firewalls are also present at the OS level for virtual servers.
  • SDN on Harbour1® platform fully isolates networks from client to client, so that enterprises' assets are never visible to other clients.
  • The ever-vigilant team at Harbour1® periodically performs security tasks, such as OS hardening and vulnerability assessment to ensure the highest level of security.
  • Underneath the virtual layer, security features are embedded in the hardware processors of Harbour1® fabric, to leave no scope for even a fraction of a security breach.

Key Features:

  • Software Defined Network (SDN)
  • Software Defined Storage (SDS)
  • High Availability
  • Highly Secured
  • ISP of Choice
  • Highly Flexible
  • DR as per Customer Needs
  • Backup as per Customer Needs
  • Scale-at-Will
  • Ease of Migration
  • Lower TCO
  • Virtualization Orchestration
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