- Attend our Webinar on November 10, 2016: Learn to Deploy a Windows Server 2016 Hyper-Converged Cluster Platform with NVMe SSDs
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is one of the hottest topics in data center architecture today. HCI was originally developed for remote office/branch office (ROBO), and for “stand-up/scale-out” data centers; it provided the ability to quickly deploy IT resources, and the ability to remotely manage/provision hardware and software. Today, nearly all of the leading IT companies develop and sell HCI appliances. These benefits are also very compelling for medium-sized enterprises that have limited IT staff. The greatest challenge with HCI for medium-sized enterprises is finding a solution that is not too large and/or expensive for their needs.
When we met with the team at EVGA (the leading hardware provider of high-end hardware components for PC gaming and video), they had exactly this problem. EVGA wanted to replace its existing VMware-based rack-level architecture (26U of rack space, with an expensive labor-intensive SAN) with a Microsoft Windows-based solution that provides more VMs and performance. We helped EVGA choose the DataON S2D-3110 platform, which combined Intel E5-2600-based servers, Microsoft Windows Server 2016 with Hyper-V, Storage Spaces Direct, Intel NVMe-based solid state drives (SSDs), and DataON’s Management Utility Software Tool (MUST) framework into a unified HCI solution. The result was more VMs, improved performance, a reduction of footprint from 26U to 7U (73% smaller), and an elimination of its VMware license fees.
Attend our webinar on November 10, 2016 to hear about how to choose the right partners and solution for your business. Presenters from DataON, Microsoft, Intel, and Mellanox will talk about the key factors that drive successful HCI deployments, and EVGA will share how the DataON solution transformed its data center. Please register at the links below to attend our webinars: