Usually, it’s observed in storage world that most of the hyper converged appliances offered by some big brands are hardware dependent. That means, they are pre-engineered appliances or hardware platforms certified by a given hypervisor vendor. As a consequence, when users go for these appliances they find themselves in a hardware lock-in situation. Moreover, being locked in to a select list of hardware may increase the cost of the hyper converged system offering over time.
If you go for a hardware-agnostic solution then you can scale various parts of the node at different times based on need or the availability of new technology.
StoneFly, Inc. a Silicon Valley based company and a wholly owned subsidiary of DNF Corporation offers High Available Unified Storage & Server(USS) Hyper Converged appliances in its product catalog. Users thinking to consolidate their data centers can go for these appliances, as computing, storage, networking and virtualization are offered in single box. Furthermore, use of virtualized operating systems allows complete hardware utilization and considerable reduction in power/cooling costs.
StoneFly USS flexibility replaces the “fixed hardware model” of the past with on-demand resource allocation (such as CPU, memory, storage, etc.) based on your application needs.
The USS appliance includes a Virtual SAN Storage Appliance (SCVM™) and the ability to create additional Virtual Storage or Servers as needed. By migrating your existing Windows and Linux physical servers to VMware-compatible Virtual Machines on the StoneFly USS appliance, you can greatly reduce your hardware footprint and run many more applications on much less hardware.
StoneFly USS hyper converged appliances work more with software intelligence and on any hardware. Therefore, scalability of these appliances is simple and easy. Also these appliances are highly customizable. So, for users who want to utilize specific hardware from specific brands, the solution will be a perfect fit to choose. Also they can integrate their data center environments legacy equipment with the said storage.
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