Transforming Legacy Data Center Infrastructures

Legacy technologies have become a major challenge for enterprises meeting their IT strategic objectives and a change is needed to meet the growing demands businesses are facing. Alturna-Tech understands the challenges and limitations faced by legacy incumbent technologies and delivers new, innovative, and disruptive solutions that:

 

Reduce the complexity of IT

Provide verifiable improvements and benefits to the business

Deliver a public cloud like experience

Are software defined

Provide automation

Are easy to deploy

Are easy to manage

Reduce IT cost

Our approach is to challenge the data center status quo, drive innovation in your business, and deliver the ultimate user experience by providing differentiated services and expertise across Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Enterprise Data Management, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Networking, DevOps, SD-WAN and Security.

HCI (Hyperconverged Infrastructure) – Time for a Different Approach!

With the growing demands of enterprise applications and IT teams looking for ways to deliver on-premise IT services with the speed and operational efficiency of public cloud services such as AWS, Azure and Google have made the legacy 3 tier architecture, with separate storage, storage networks, servers and siloed teams to manage – at risk of failure and being obsolete.

These silos created by traditional datacenter infrastructure often present barriers to change and progress, adding complexity to every step from ordering to deployment to management.

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Simplifies Datacenter Operations – Hyperconverged infrastructure streamlines the deployment, management and scaling of datacenter resources by combining x86-based compute and storage resources with intelligent software to create flexible turnkey building blocks that replace legacy infrastructure consisting of separate servers, storage networks and storage arrays.

Alturna-Tech partners with Nutanix, the industry leader in HCI, to help enterprises transform and simplify their IT infrastructure. Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power business. At the heart is the Nutanix Enterprise HCI Platform that natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The world’s most advanced enterprises rely on Nutanix technology and solutions to power their most demanding workloads at any scale.

Enterprise Data Management – Don’t Backup, Go Forward!

Organizations of all sizes are looking for a way to ensure that their applications and workloads are protected, simply and completely—whether on physical systems or virtualized. As enterprise environments become more complex to manage and storage continues to increase and data becomes more distributed, the need for a single integrated solution for data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery solutions increases.

With so many data protection issues facing companies using legacy systems, IT leaders are being forced to make strategic decisions to modernize their data protection strategy.

Alturna-Tech partners with Rubrik to provide a modern approach to backup and recovery and is helping enterprises revamp their traditional legacy backup and disaster recovery. Rubrik simplifies backup and recovery for virtualized and physical environments, by providing an Enterprise Data Management solution that eliminates backup software by integrating data orchestration, catalog management, deduplicated storage, instant, recovery, replication, search, archival, compliance, copy data management and analytics in one scale-out fabric across the data center and cloud.

Private Cloud Storage – The Challenge

IT leaders are being challenged to deliver agile, scalable and cost-effective storage for the ever-increasing amounts of unstructured data created by web-scale applications, file sharing services, backup data, archival data, online content repositories, sensors for IoT implementations and big data analytics.

 

With data growth exceeding 50% year over year, managing structured and unstructured data and its massive growth can quickly strain legacy file storage systems that are poorly suited for managing vast amounts of this data. Infrastructure leaders are looking for extensible on-premises storage solutions that offer the reliability, performance and flexibility that can address an increasing number of digital business use cases with lower acquisition and operational costs.

Alturna-Tech partners with Infinidat to help enterprises solve multi-petabyte storage capacity and performance challenges in a single platform. The InfiniBox storage array is based on an innovative software platform built on top of industry standard hardware. InfiniBox features predictable high performance, scalability to multiple petabytes in a single 42U rack, 99.99999% uptime, and unmatched TCO for mission-critical workloads. With InfiniBox, organizations can lower both the cost and complexity of their storage operations.
Alturna-Tech partners with Cloudian to help enterprises solve their biggest file and object storage challenges. Cloudian enterprise object storage provides unlimited capacity scalability, intuitive management tools, uncompromising data protection and the industry’s most compatible S3 API implementation—all at 70% less cost than traditional disk-based storage systems

Hybrid Cloud – Public Cloud Like Agility With Lower Cost And More Control

Public cloud services such as AWS, Azure and Google are forcing IT teams to re-think datacenter design to improve business productivity, reduce cost, complexity, management, and deliver services with cloud-like agility and scale.

 

IT management wants the business to react more quickly and effectively to the increasingly dynamic marketplace and values the fractional consumption and pay-as-you-grow economics of the public cloud, with the ability to deliver on-demand infrastructure with zero operational overhead, but at the same time have to take into consideration the following:

 

The balance of renting versus owning IT infrastructure to accommodate changing workload requirement

Cloud migration issues, unexpected costs, interoperability, security gaps

Lack of visibility and control

Keeping sensitive company and customer data secure and not exposed in the public cloud

Tailoring application performance and data protection SLAs to meet stringent business needs

The true costs of using the public cloud; data retrieval costs

There is no cookie-cutter approach to building a hybrid cloud, that is why Alturna-Tech partners with the industry leading solutions from Nutanix, Rubrik, Cloudian, Plexxi, Infinidat and Avi Networks to help enterprises build their on-premise hybrid cloud infrastructure and deliver a platform with the simplicity, agility and fractional IT consumption benefits of the public cloud. A hybrid cloud approach enables customers to marry the benefits of public cloud-like agility and productivity with the low cost and control of an on-premises environment. These benefits allow a company’s IT team to shift to projects that are value additive to the business instead of just relegating those teams to simply “keeping the lights on.

Software Load Balancing – Next-Gen Application Delivery Across Any Infrastructure

THE “PRIVILEGED” POSITION OF THE LOAD BALANCER. The load balancer or Application Delivery Controller (ADC) is an essential networking component to manage application traffic, terminate SSL, perform content-switching and caching etc. The ADC occupies a strategic position in the network, inline with application traffic. However, traditional legacy load balancers quickly became single-purpose appliances with narrowly focused features and are not architected to take advantage of their location in the network. They are built as monolithic hardware appliances and focus on performance of individual appliances measured in throughput and transactions per second (TPS).

Alturna-Tech partners with Avi Networks completing the last mile of your digital transformation through its software-defined, smart load balancer that provides industry-leading speed, security, and scale
The Avi Platform is an software-defined smart load balancing and application delivery solution. The Avi Platform delivers elasticity, application analytics, predictive autoscaling, and security on standard x86 servers, VMs, or containers across any private or public cloud. The architecture separates the data and control planes to deliver application services beyond load balancing, such as real-time analytics for application, security, and end-user monitoring, predictive autoscaling, and end-to-end automation for L4–L7 services.

SD-WAN – It’s All About The Apps

Legacy wide-area network designs have proven unable to keep pace with the innovation in cloud infrastructure, new application design technologies, and pervasive low-cost Internet connectivity. Enterprises are embracing software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technologies that allow for greater access method flexibility, faster provisioning, better management visibility, and improved cost efficiencies. SD-WAN has emerged as the solution for enterprises increasingly dependent on the cloud and on requiring “anytime, anywhere” application access.

Alturna-Tech partners with CloudGenix enabling enterprises to confidently adopt the cloud, take advantage of diverse WAN links at branch offices, and align the management of their WAN with business policies. CloudGenix provides the industry’s most robust SD-WAN solution and is an evolution beyond the traditional packet-based SD-WAN solutions that are available today. CloudGenix AppFabric allows you to define top-down global policies based on business intent rather than fragmented bottoms-up configuration changes based on technical implementation. With CloudGenix, you can easily integrate heterogeneous WAN connections for any site, take advantage of cloud and SaaS applications, improve visibility for app performance and SLAs, and dramatically simplify network operations.