All you need to know about StoneFly’s Hyper-converged Infrastructure
Hyper-convergence is a combination of:
- Software-Defined Storage.
- Hypervisor for Virtualized Computing.
- Virtualized Networking.
This combination is kept in a single system; this reduces data center complexity and increases scalability and performance. Multiple nodes can be clustered together to create pools of shared compute and storage resources; these can be designed for suitable consumption.
Hyper-convergence and converged:
Hyper-convergence mostly grew out of the concept of converged infrastructure.
The use of commodity hardware, supported by a single vendor, yields an infrastructure that’s designed to be more flexible and simpler to manage than traditional enterprise storage infrastructure.
Benefits of Hyper-converged Infrastructure:
The benefits include:
- Simplified management.
- Easier and faster Scalability.
- Flexibility and Compatibility.
- Improved Efficiency.
- Optimized Performance.
Which workloads are best suited for hyper-convergence?
Mainly hyper-convergence is most suited for virtual desktop infrastructures. Forrester found that the common workloads that run the hyper-converged systems are: database, such as Oracle or SQL server (cited by 50%); file and print services (40%); collaboration, such as Exchange or SharePoint (38%); virtual desktop (34%); commercial packaged software such as SAP, Oracle (33%); analytics (25%); and Web-facing workloads such as LAMP stack or web servers (17%).
Exclusive Services Offered by Stonefly’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure:
- Data deduplication.
- Thin provisioning.
- Data protection.
- WAN optimization.