cloud-managed, server-based infrastructure

IT Admins & App Owners

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smartInfrastructure is a cloud-managed, server-based infrastructure SaaS which delivers the benefits of the public cloud on-premises, from core to edge for any application—containerized, virtualized or bare-metal.

smartInfrastructure is comprised of nebulon ON, an AI-assisted, cloud control plane which powers an IoT endpoint-based data plane, the nebulon SPU, embedded in your favorite vendors’ application server and delivers the full suite of enterprise data services without consuming any server memory, CPU or network resources.

step 1


nebulon ON simple. secure. scalable.

Instead of managing dozens of on-prem storage devices from 
various consoles, manage it all together from a single, cloud-based control plane.

always up-to-date

with infrastructure management delivered as-a-service

Lengthy and complex software update procedures are an artifact of the past. Make use of new features and enhancements instantly through cloud-delivered software updates “as-a-service” – an experience that has yet to become mainstream in on-prem enterprise applications. Also, with AIOps, enjoy predictive maintenance and simplified troubleshooting. Plus get centralized server, storage, and application visibility that enables the necessary tooling of real-time detection of latent issues across your stack and the facilities for corrective measures.

What You Get

  • software updates as-a-service
  • continuous improvement of services through use of AI/ML
  • full stack monitoring and insights
  • centrally control firmware of many devices (e.g. SSD firmware updates)

API-driven automation

universal insights at your fingertips

A single API endpoint for application owners with direct access to AIOps functions to fully automate their entire IT infrastructure at scale. Global insights unlock unprecedented opportunities for DevOps teams to control and query their servers, storage, and applications.

What You Get

  • integrate into existing automation frameworks (Ansible, Terraform)
  • automate tedious, manual workflows into a single command
  • geographically distributed physical infrastructure insights

app owners self-service provision infrastructure

with customizable application templates tailored for your application clusters

Dynamically compose your infrastructure for your application when combining servers and storage media in a cluster. Tailored, cloud-defined application templates ensure a magical “zero-touch” provisioning experience. Even better? Provision your boot drives & OS images in the same zero-touch approach, so app owners can build complete application clusters at ease.

What You Get

  • OS image/boot provisioning
  • Dynamic application provisioning
  • “Rack to full stack” in <10 minutes

and do it all while maintaining enterprise class security & availability

Your data and control of infrastructure are confined to your datacenters, where hardware-accelerated encryption keeps it secure and private, in-flight and at-rest, making cloud-management no less secure than existing on-prem instrumentation.

see nebulon in action

step 2

Replace your expensive ENTERPRISE arrays

with nebulon designed SPUs from your favorite server vendor

Get a full suite of enterprise data services with a nebulon ON, cloud-controlled data plane made up of IOT endpoints embedded in your application server.



Imagine shrinking your enterprise array controller

onto nebulon ON powered IoT endpoints in your application servers

The nebulon endpoint called an SPU is a PCIe card, which transforms internal application server SSDs to shared and local enterprise-class storage. It provides a full suite of enterprise data services and all-flash latency together with mission critical resilience and scalability. The best part? No server software is required, the nebulon SPU consumes zero server resources (CPU, memory, or network) for maximum workload density with any OS/hypervisor, saving you server and software licensing costs.


group your application servers into nebulon nPods

to build workload-aware application clusters

Network-connect multiple SPUs across your on-prem application servers from your favorite vendors and compose them into nPods that provide shared or local storage for your clustered applications. Consistently & rapidly instantiate clusters with enterprise storage for data and the operating system, enabled by the SPU in the servers, by applying workload-tailored application templates using the cloud control plane.

But wait, is this like SDS or Hyperconverged Infrastructure? Nope.

CDS consumes no application server CPU or memory resources and is OS and hypervisor agnostic.

2x 10/25 Gb Ethernet

connects to your standard switches

1 GB Ethernet

out-of-band cloud management

8-core CPU

enterprise data services with all-flash array latencies

standard PCI Express x16


connects to your server-based storage

SSDs from your server vendor

half the cost of enterprise arrays, zero compromise

your next data storage array is embedded in your application servers

Use server storage media and half the cost of ‘expensive’ external arrays but maintain the full set of enterprise data services with dedupe, compression, erasure coding, encryption, snapshots, mirroring, at all-flash array latencies.

hypervisor/os agnostic

no software required on the server

enterprise data services

dedupe, compression, erasure coding, encryption, snapshots, data mirroring

separate fault domain

data/drive access even if server fails

all-flash array latencies

powerful CPUs/processing

1.33x app/vm density

advantage vs. ‘restrictive’ HCI


nPods with up to 32 servers/pod

half the cost

of ‘expensive’ external arrays

workload aware

with tailored application templates

but wait…

yet another IT vendor in my datacenter?

No. Nebulon is a standard option of your favorite application server. It’s purchased from and supported by your trusted server vendor as part of your standard server configuration.

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