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.
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.
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.
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).
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.