Hyper-converged infrastructures are becoming very popular because they provide better efficiency and they can often be deployed as software-defined infrastructure. VaiSulWeb can help you to achieve such efficiency and cost-savings.
Hyper-converged infrastructures are becoming very popular because of the efficiency and cost-savings that those can deliver. An hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) refers to the virtualization of the components of a traditional, hardware-based infrastructure. At a minimum, HCI provides software-defined computing (hypervisor), software-defined storage and networking. HCI is the basis of a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) strategy that allows to simplify the deployment of complex infrastructures.
Because all the elements of such infrastructures are implemented whithin the context of an hypervisor, management of all resources can be federated across all instances of the infrastructure, usually providing higher availability and failover.
HCI infrastructures usually perform higher level tasks on their own so the underlying fabric can be as simple as an Ethernet-based network to interconnect virtualization nodes. That drastically reduces the complexity of their management, inherently providing not only more performances but usually less chances that one of the low-level components can fail and thus better responsiveness to failures.
Because all components of the infrastructure are implemented in software, HCI is easier to deploy and replicate even when working with different datacenter partners. It becomes easier to add or remove components without major redesign and without changes at the hardware layer. HCI infrastructures are designed to tolerate failures of some of its components and usually provide failover in such cases and they are designed to be updated and patched without downtimes.
Check an introduction to software-defined networking in Windows Server 2016
Check this short video (11 mins) about software-defined networking in Windows Server 2016 that shows how management gets easier with software-defined infrastructures.
Use commodity hardware
Hyper-converged infrastructures usually can be implemented without specialized hardware since they provide such functionalities purely in software. Because of that, commodity, less-expensive hardware can be used and that not only reduces costs as a whole but also simplify management because commodity parts and replacements are easier to find. VaiSulWeb can fully managed your HCI infrastructure and let our customers focus on their core business.
Customization, automation, orchestration
Because of their software nature, HCI is easier to customize, automate and orchestrate. While HCI usually provides auto-tuning and optimization features, they can customized at a deeper level. VaiSulWeb can develop customization, automation and orchestration for your hyper-converged infrastructure so that our solution will perfectly fit your business goals. No rough edges or cut corners: your infrastructure will work as you expect and provide the maximum return for your investment.
Hyper-converged solutions we deliver
VaiSulWeb partners with the most innovative companies to deliver hyper-converged solutions to our customers. Such solutions can be deployed into one of our datacenters using the latest generation hardware.
Acronis HCI solutions
EXPERIMENTAL Acronis is currently providing a preview of its hyper-converged platform for computing and storage. That includes support for virtual machines but also storage services with support for NFS and block storage. While in preview, this HCI solution has no licensing costs so customer that would like to try the platform could contact VaiSulWeb to discuss an impelementation for test a development purposes.
Microsoft HCI solutions
VaiSulWeb can deploy the full stack of software-defined datacenter technologies based on Windows Server 2016/2019 platforms. Technologies like Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) provide enterprise-class storage performances while Hyper-V provide the virtualization layer at the heart of the solution and a wide range of services provide software-defined networking elements like Network Controllers, Software Load Balancers (SLB), firewalls and internal DNS (iDNS).
StarWind SDS solutions
StarWind software-defined storage (SDS) solutions implement a software-only solutions for shared storage across virtualization nodes. With StarWind VSAN multiple servers can replicate their local storage to provide a single ì, highly-available namespace to applications. Also VSAN solutions can provide highly-available software-only shared storage to Microsoft Failover Clustering solutions or VMWare installations. VaiSulWeb can implement and manage such solutions for you.