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Data Center Architecture

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We proud to announce Data Center Sales Architecture (DCSA) team as part of our solution division that focus on development data center especially on hyper-converged infrastructure. We realize that the future of data center is cloud base services infrastructure, hence organization soon or later will shift to cloud technology following by the readiness of mostly application on the market to support it.

 

hyper-converged is required to synch the architecture between on prem with cloud architecture to get the full benefit of all its features. On prem hyper-converged will help organization to fully transition to the cloud infrastructure hassle less or even to create its private networks.

Introduction to hyper-converged

 

IT is increasingly being asked to spend less time on infrastructure and more time (and budget) on application services that add business value. Despite a continuous stream of IT hardware and software enhancements, the infrastructure challenges faced by IT teams continue to rise. The IT infrastructure and virtualization software required to meet the needs of business is complex and expensive, and data center management has become painful. Far too much time and effort are focused on just keeping the lights on.

 

Legacy infrastructure—with separate storage, storage networks, and servers—is not well suited to meet the growing demands of enterprise applications or the fast pace of modern business. The silos created by traditional infrastructure have become a barrier to change and progress, adding complexity to every step, from ordering to deployment to management. New business initiatives require buy-in from multiple teams, and IT needs must be predicted 3-to-5 years in advance. As most IT teams know, this involves a substantial amount of guesswork and is almost impossible to get right. In addition, vendor lock-in and increasing licensing costs are stretching budgets to the breaking point.

 

Enterprise IT teams today are looking for ways to deliver on-premises IT services with the speed and operational efficiency of public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Taking cues from web giants, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) combines common datacenter server hardware using locally attached storage devices (spinning disk or flash) with intelligent software to eliminate common pain points associated with legacy infrastructure.

 

hyper-converged delivers a comprehensive distributed infrastructure platform that bridges the wide gap between traditional infrastructure and public cloud services. The solution delivers turnkey infrastructure that integrates servers, storage, and virtualization along with end-to-end systems management and operations management capabilities. This allows enterprises to deploy infrastructure in minutes and shift the focus to applications that power the business.

What is hyper-converged infrastructure?

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) combines common data center hardware using locally attached storage resources with intelligent software to create flexible building blocks that replace legacy infrastructure consisting of separate servers, storage networks, and storage arrays. Benefits include lower TCO, increased performance, and greater productivity within IT teams.

The birth of hyper-converged infrastructure

With the web explosion of the 90’s, infrastructure with server-SAN and storage networks was introduced, featuring independent modules that could be updated or changed without affecting other layers. This infrastructure revolutionized IT departments and has been used ever since.

 

But now, in the era of hybrid cloud, 3-tier can no longer keep up with IT needs. It’s complex, unwieldy, doesn’t provide a firm foundation for DevOps, and can’t scale with the magnitude it used to.

 

Today, HCI is the infrastructure of choice for companies that want to stay competitive and ensure their data center are cloud-ready.

 

The components of hyper-converged infrastructure

HCI consists of two main components, the distributed plane and the management plane:

 

  • The distributed plane runs across a cluster of nodes delivering storage, virtualization, and networking services for guest applications—whether they’re VMs or container-based apps.

  • The management plane lets you easily administer HCI resources from one place and one view and eliminates the need for separate management solutions for servers, storage networks, storage, and virtualization.

Nearly all modern hyperconverged infrastructure solutions are 100% software-defined, with no dependency on proprietary hardware. Each HCI node in a cluster runs a hypervisor (Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi, or Microsoft Hyper-V), and the HCI control features run as a separate virtual machine on every node, forming a fully distributed fabric that can scale resources with the addition of new nodes.

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