Most companies with a traditional data center are running a three-tier architecture that is complex especially in larger environments. It can be difficult to refresh with the latest storage technology, fiber channel, SAN equipment and new server hardware and often involves risky data migration. And as there is a lot of different components involved, both hardware and software, traditional data centers are expensive to monitor, sustain and support.
Maintaining compatibility of those components and doing upgrades also presents additional challenges. Implementation times can take weeks to put in a new set of resources into the environment. This can lead to slower time to value for investments in
Hyperconvergence is a new way of packaging data center infrastructure which is inherently low cost, simple to manage and that can scale from small to very large seamlessly. Hyperconverged infrastructure enables compute, storage and networking functions to be decoupled from the underlying infrastructure and run on a common set of physical resources that are based on industry standard components. This is different from traditional environments where you have
The evolution of Hyperconverged Appliances
Traditional data centers consist of separate servers, networking
One approach to address these problems is to use a converged infrastructure. With converged
Hyperconvergence goes one step further and combines server networking and storage into a single box. All three components are virtualized using software. Hyper-converged infrastructure is scale-out by nature. This means if you want to grow the system you can simply add one or more boxes or nodes to the system.
StoneFly USS Hyperconverged Appliance
The StoneFly provided USS Hyperconverged appliance packages data center infrastructure into a single appliance and provides a solution that is low cost, simple to manage and one that can scale from small to very large seamlessly. It combines server, networking
By making the entire solution from industry standard server components, the hardware costs are minimized. The USS Hyperconverged appliance combines powerful
1) Single integrated node,
2) HA node with dual controllers for High availability and
3) Scale – Out Node.
One benefit of the USS Hyperconverged solution is the simplicity of management. With a single appliance, all of your datacenter data is stored in one place and you don’t have to worry about budgeting for your server, networking and storage refresh separately. This also simplifies troubleshooting and maintenance as all the
Features of the USS Hyperconverged Appliance
The USS comes with built-in Hyper-V or VMware ESXi hypervisor depending on the user