Adopting software-defined storage (SDS) as part of a hyperconverged infrastructure solution enables the aggregation of resources, allowing enterprises to meet dynamically changing application workloads. The adoption of SDS is integral to drive new levels of infrastructure efficiency and business agility, and with Intel as a key technology partner, Virtuozzo enabling companies to make this transition today. During a recent interview with Intel, I offered three key insights for designing these next-generation infrastructures, including the importance of SDS to hyperconvergence, the need to improve infrastructure TCO while also improving services to end users, and what is needed for companies and service providers to accelerate their growth. Tune in [here] or read on to find out more about the next wave of SDS and how hyperconverged infrastructures being enabled by Intel and Virtuozzo are driving next generation infrastructure and applications.
By Adopting SDS businesses are able to take the greater advantage of their infrastructure enabling them to distribute IO across their entire hardware infrastructure. Hyperconverged solutions give you a highly available environment by default and a deliver higher degree of flexibility to use a software defined environment to fully utilize all of the resources in your data center.
Virtuozzo containers and hypervisors powered by the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8168 Processor1 create a strategic combination of a flexible and scalable CPU architecture with a best-in-class, software-defined hyperconverged architecture. This combination enables Virtuozzo solutions to perform services faster and more efficiently than previous Intel processors for a better customer experience which is key to satisfying the diverse long-term needs of companies and service providers deploying hyperconverged infrastructures.
It is important for businesses to continually improve infrastructure TCO while also improving services to end users and customers. In the case of application containers, companies need them to be relatively stateless, spin up very quickly and only use hardware as required. This is where utilizing Virtuozzo’s hyperconverged SDS solutions provide a highly available and cost effective solution to bring that backend persistent storage to a container environment like Docker or Kubernetes without having to invest in redundancy and other network requirements. Virtuozzo is committed to helping its customers be more scalable and more efficient by leveraging Intel’s robust server technology to host best in-class hyperconverged software solutions.
In my many years of experience in the hosting and cloud services industry, I have witnessed a huge change in the way services are deployed, managed and sold. Throughout these changes a few things have remained key for businesses and service providers to continue to accelerate their business growth: the ability to remain adaptable and flexible while maintaining a core of deliverables, including reliability; the feature set and usability of the solution; and intrinsic business growth and profitability potential based on a realistic understanding of where the future is likely to be. The pace of change continues to increase and now more than ever it is vital to ensure that solutions are designed with that in mind. I am personally convinced that the combined power of the Intel and Virutozzo technology stack is crucial to enabling the transformation to a SDS hypercoverged infrastructure
It’s great to have a technology partner like Intel to work with to make sure we deliver to our customers the high performance, highly efficient infrastructure they depend upon to get the most from our hyperconverged software solutions.
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