August 2, 2017 Lauren Attana
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TANGO Cloud is an on-demand delivery of compute, storage, apps & more, all accessible from your own desk.

From running applications that share datasets with globally diverse users to supporting the critical processes of your research group, our TANGO Cloud platform provides access to flexible IT resources. It also eliminates the need to make large upfront investments in hardware or spend a lot of time upskilling to manage that hardware.

Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need to power your research, while accessing as much storage or all the research apps as you need.


Key benefits

  • Daily & Weekly Backups: For peace of mind, automatic back-ups are taken daily and held onto for one week as well as weekly backups, every Friday and held onto for two weeks.
  • One account for all your eRSA services: Virtual Machine (VM) owners can request access for collaborators via our Service Desk, so you only need one login to access all eRSA services.
  • Your choice of Operating System: Preconfigured images allow you to use Windows or Linux, and new distributions can be added upon request.
  • Reliability via High Availability: Automated failover between nodes ensures high availability for all TANGO Cloud VMs, meaning the minimum possible downtime for you.

Technical specifications

TANGO Cloud is part of a specialised hardware cluster built with you in mind, using a combination of Dell EMC and VMWare hardware and software technologies to deliver a hybrid Cloud platform.

TANGO Cloud VMware vRealize cluster is built using:

  • Dell PE R730xd Servers connected via Dell Z9100-ON 100GbE Software Defined Network switches
  • Purpose-built for applications in high-performance data centre and computing environments.

     The easily scalable cluster currently consists of:

  • Intel Xeon E5 cores
  • 1:13 Core to RAM ratio
  • The R730/xd nodes each have 6.4TB of local SSD and 48TB NLSAS storage providing vSAN Software Defined Storage for Cloud and HPC, with each node being capable of 20,000 IOPS

System specifications

Hardware Dell PE R730xd

  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2680 v4 35M Cache 2.40 GHz
  • 32GB RDIMM 2400MT/s DDR4 SDRAM
  • 1.6TB SSD 6Gbps, 6TB 7.2K RPM NLSAS
  • Mellanox ConnectX-4 Dual Port 25GbE DA/SFP

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