Deploy Anywhere

Kahu deploys in our datacenters or yours.

Kahu deploys anywhere.

image description


Kahu is a software-defined datacenter product designed to work in any datacenter environment. Since the Kahu architecture contains all the network intelligence in the Kahu control plane, the compute fabric will work on any Layer 2 network.

And since Kahu is pre-optimized for bonded ethernet and high-performance storage, you get all the benefits of pre-certified hardware, taking the guess work out of your performance and reliability testing.

No datacenter? No problem. Lightcrest provides hybrid-optimized datacenters so you can take advantage of the huge cost savings of Kahu without your own facilities or operations teams. Coupled with Lightcrest FSE, you can off-load management of your entire stack so you can focus on your business.

Already have your own datacenter? Kahu can modernize any datacenter in the world. Lightcrest ships Kahu Bricks directly to your location, pre-built, pre-certified and ready to rack.

image description

Deploy at Lightcrest

You don't need your own datacenter to take advantage of Kahu. Lightcrest builds hybrid-optimized datacenters so you can enjoy all the benefits of Kahu without the overhead associated with datacenters and operations teams.

The process is simple. Lightcrest provides you with the Kahu Bricks necessary for your steady-state workloads. You converge your core infrastructure costs to zero and cherry-pick your favorite public cloud services through pre-integrated, low-latency connectivity.

Traditionally, true hybrid clouds were available only to large enterprises who had the facilities and expertise required to build them. With Kahu, the benefits of hybrid cloud are available to anyone. When you deploy at Lightcrest, you pass on all the overhead of maintaining a cloud exchange.

And just because you deploy Kahu at Lightcrest doesn't mean you can't repurpose the bricks in another facility. Once you have a Kahu license, Lightcrest will ship your Kahu bricks to other locations if your needs change.

image description

Deploy in your datacenters

Kahu provides a turn-key compute fabric that provides you with significant cost and performance advantages over traditional public cloud and on-premises virtualization. Because Kahu is a hyperconverged stack, you can rack it up and start consuming both compute and storage immediately.

If you have your own datacenters, chances are you are computing and storing at scale. This is particularly where Kahu shines, since Kahu lets you manage massive amounts of infrastructure through a single pane of glass.

Lightcrest provides FSE Services if you want to integrate public clouds into your existing datacenter, giving you the ability to leverage Kahu for core applications and tap into your favorite public cloud services for unique functionality and bursting.

And since Kahu ships to any datacenter in the world, you can pick and choose your datacenter locations and build your own computing fabric irrespective of your organization's geographic footprint.

image description


This is a huge opportunity to reduce your costs, accelerate your applications, and increase choices through a cloud exchange. These are just some of the benefits of owning your own cloud instead of renting it.

Stop paying the public cloud forever. Contact us now for a free analysis of your environment. It'll be worth it, we promise.