Hyper Convergence usage is growing in data centers and that is due to the fact that it offers a lot of benefits over traditional data center gear. The factors contributing to its usage growth are as follows-
Simplicity- The main reason for the adoption of this technology is that storage users were fed up with the DIY approach which the traditional data center gear offer and the administrative expertise required to deal with the traditional appliances. Typically, the users had limited admin resources. And they did not want to manage storage complexity and desired simple dashboards to show how they were doing with CPU, memory, and storage utilization rates. Hyper convergence adoption gave the users the privilege to avoid complicated and advanced virtualization technologies on a complete note and choose a simple, completely encapsulated virtualized platform.
Value- When compared to traditional data center gear, hyper converged products easily beat the DIY three tier options in terms of capital acquisition costs. But when moving services to cloud, users are not comfortable with moving their mission critical apps. So, hyper convergence not only offered the privilege of public cloud deployment, but also tendered on-premises control and security.
Support Existence- While support might not be what initially led users to hyper-converged products, in the end it proved as one of the most profound factors, as they need to call one company for help.
Availability and Experience- Hyper convergence offers built in availability and scalability features and zero downtime. Therefore, the users of these systems appreciated the simplicity of the designs; they bought just what they needed and could upgrade modularly in small increments. Some larger users have even adopted a node-level field-replaceable strategy where if a node fails they have standby nodes ready for quick replacement. Infact, smaller and medium business customers can enjoy an entire data center with built-in HA.
Going with the storage trend, StoneFly, Inc., a wholly owned business subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory offers a portfolio of Hyper converged appliances which have Storage, servers and networking components all integrated together.
StoneFly USS series of Unified Storage & Server appliances offer all the benefits stated above and that too with storage capacities reaching up to 192TB.
StoneFly USS HA series of appliances are ideal solutions to consolidate data center into one redundant and highly available appliance, with storage capacities reaching up to 25 Petabytes. USS-HA appliances of StoneFly are designed to offer ultimate high-availability with clustered Storage Concentrators and active/active RAID controllers, all while being scalable from 6 up to 4320 drives per appliance
On an additional note, StoneFly’s Hyper convergence portfolio also offers Voyager WX SAN + NAS series appliance which combines clustered StoneFly SCVM virtual iSCSI Storage virtualization engine with clustered Widows Storage Server 2012 R2 Virtual NAS to deliver modular, highly available, scalable network attached storage along with an option of Fibre Channel SAN Storage. Users can utilize strong native support with unlimited concurrent SMB 3.0 connections for Windows clients. The Voyager WX is configured to support iSCSI, NFS and CIFS protocols. Implementing StoneFusion for its backend storage allows Windows Storage Server to supplement its built-in features with StoneFly’s elaborate toolbox of enterprise storage management features like snapshots, replication, encryption, deduplication and more
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