HyperConverged Infrastructure is a fully software-defined IT infrastructure that virtualizes all the elements of conventional "hardware-defined" systems. The growing demands of enterprise applications and the fast pace of modern business often mean legacy IT design is redundant. Separate servers, storage and networking components costs higher in the longer run.
Hyperconverged infrastructure streamlines the deployment, management and scaling of datacenter resources by combining x86-based server and storage resources with intelligent software in a turnkey software-defined solution.
The flexibility and simplicity that hyperconvergence brings to the datacenter is significant. Similar to public cloud services, hyperconverged infrastructure solutions enable IT teams to start small. And scale incrementally to precisely meet application demands. With an Enterprise Cloud, IT teams gain the security and control they need to manage their infrastructure with confidence.
Netzary offers two kinds of HyperConvergence Solutions
100% Software Defined solutions build on top of products from Nutanix, Vmware, Open Stack and Open Nebula. While the first two are proprietary, the latter are built on free open source software.
The advantage with this option is that it runs on most standard x86 servers, and can be effectively cheaper.
Each HCI node in a cluster runs a hypervisor, 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.
Netzary has also partnered with HP and NetApp to deliver HyperConverged Infrastructure based HP Simplivity and NetApp HCI. These are pre-configured and pre-validated solutions that works off the shelf, and saves the IT user time, effort and resources in setting up infrastructure.