At Senient, we believe that the Cloud should be an open ecosystem of innovative technology solving hard problems. A Cloud where anyone can build the next great messaging, storage, or distributed compute service, and offer it to the community as a first-class service. A Cloud where infrastructure providers can deliver inexpensive resources for massive compute workloads or highly-secured resources for the most sensitive data.
Senient Aether is a service ecosystem that spans multiple clouds, providing flexibility, free-market pricing, and an open service platform for third-parties to monetize the ecosystem.
We hope you'll join us in building the open Cloud.
The Senient Aether is built around the concept of Model-Driven Infrastructure (MDI). The requirements of a service are defined through a YAML-based Service Definition file, and then instantiated into a specified collection of cloud resources, which we call an Environment.
Service Definitions provide portability between clouds and total reproducibility of whole environments.
The Senient Aether is built on globally distributed collections of homogeneous resources that users can allocate to Environments. Resource Pools are operated by a network of independent service providers offering different facility and connectivity features, removing single points of failure or vendor lock-in.
End users can also choose to deploy their own resources on-prem in a fully integrated hyperconverged (HCI) system for increased control or to reduce OPEX.