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Status Not under consideration
Workspace PowerVM
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 25, 2018

Novalink appliance

Novalink has a dependency on Linux on POWER.
Our firm does not use Linux on POWER and therefore introduction of a new OS platform will be a barrier to adoption of Novalink.

Novalink as an appliance would remove this barrier.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Feb 22, 2018

    One of the core roles of NovaLink is to enable for high scalability and quicker deployment times. In order to do this, PowerVC (and other OpenStack solutions) distribute software on to the NovaLink servers to build cloud environments. This software requires that at least certain ports, like ssh, be open which creates a conflict with the nature of appliances themselves. We will continue to look at possibilities here, but at this time we do not plan on distributing an appliance. We do however will continue to explore ways to adapt NovaLink to meet the requirements of the environments.