10 August 2021 Reading time: 5 minutes

ISPsystem to develop IT infrastructure in government institutions

ISPsystem to develop IT infrastructure in government institutions



ISPsystem and Red Soft agreed on technological cooperation to implement the plan of software import substitution. As part of the partnership, the parties have already tested their products for compatibility.

By 2020, according to the plan of the Ministry of Communications on software import substitution, the share of domestic products in the field of management tools for "cloud" infrastructure and virtualization should be 75%. However, almost 50% of government customers and 43% of companies in the commercial sector admitted that they have not yet started import substitution. It is believed that this is due to a shortage of related software - for example, the company is ready to switch its operating system to a domestic one, but what to do with IT infrastructure?

Based on market needs, ISPsystem and Red Soft confirmed technical compatibility of the domestic operating system RED OS and VMmanager – a virtual infrastructure management platform.

VMmanager allows you to deploy a virtual infrastructure based on QEMU/KVM and LXD/LXC containerization. The solution monitors the state of resources and reports errors to the administrator. It has built-in integration with Grafana, a tool for visualizing metrics. VMmanager also provides tools for backing up virtual machines and the platform itself, which ensures overall system fault tolerance. The solution supports Ceph distributed storage and High Availability, automates service provisioning to customers as SaaS, and enables the end user to manage virtual networks independently of the physical network (SDN).

This way, the segment gets a simple, fast, reliable tool that is capable of doing complex things: set up an isolated virtual infrastructure on IaaS basis, use technologies, IP fabric and others.

"The need to create a sanction-resistant IT environment poses a serious challenge to domestic vendors: increasing the competitiveness of products and creating ready-to-implement integrated solutions on their basis. The development of the RED OS ecosystem through compatibility with a wide range of products provides customers with more opportunities for import substitution," commented Rustamov, Deputy General Director of RED SOFT.

RED OS is a Russian Linux family operating system for servers and workstations that provides a universal environment for the use of application software. The product is certified by the Russian Federal Service for Technical and Export Control (No. 4060 dated January 12, 2019), which confirms its compliance with information security requirements and allows its use in state information systems. RED OS is registered in the Uniform Registry of Russian Computer Programs and Databases of the Ministry of Communications of Russia (№ 3751).

“Partnership with the manufacturer of Russian operating systems will allow us to provide higher quality application level software solutions for IT infrastructure owners. In particular, it is now possible to build a cloud infrastructure using software solutions from the registry of domestic software. The domestic RED OS operating system with KVM virtualization plus a native VMmanager orchestrator "on board". Previously, a similar level solution could only be obtained using the entire stack of imported VMware technologies - ESXi, vCenter, vCloud Director, vSAN and NSX. But, thanks to these kinds of partnerships, import substitution in the IT sector looks more and more realistic year by year”, – comments Alexander Grishin, VMmanager Product Owner, ISPsystem.

DCImanager allows you to manage your equipment in a single web interface and keep its inventory, monitor rack occupancy, configure networks, quickly restore infrastructure after failures, track equipment load, manage power of servers, switches, PDUs: turn them on and off, keep records of connections, monitor power consumption and network load. The product helps to optimize the use of computing power, as the information about where each server or switch is located down to the exact unit is available in DCImanager. You can also view the equipment configuration: the amount of RAM, hard drives, and memory settings. This makes it possible to increase the efficiency of the IT department and flexibly transform the infrastructure to meet the needs of the business. In addition, DCImanager delineates access levels to the IT infrastructure and logs user actions. This ensures the security of the system.

"The DCImanager platform has been on the global market for about 15 years and has proven itself as an excellent solution for managing, inventorying and controlling the state of multivendor IT infrastructure. Technological partnership with Red Soft allows companies that are now actively looking for import substitution solutions to take full advantage of the platform", – comments Natalya Tsareva, DCImanager Product Owner, ISPsystem.