Data Center Architecture
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.
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.