Hyper-convergence ( hyperconvergence )is the combination of processing, storage &/or networking into one integrated solution. Sometimes called SDI (Software Defined Infrastructure), these solutions are software driven, currently upon Intel Haswell based server platforms, and often vertically driven. The Supermicro solution described below is a VMware specific, virtualized storage solution BUT Supermicro have also teamed on a complete Hyper-converged solution which is described on our server Hyperconvergence page.
Supermicro® Solutions integrated with VMware Virtual SAN
Supermicro’s Virtual SAN (VSAN) Ready Nodes focus is on deploying VMware® Virtual SAN™, a hypervisor-converged storage, as quickly as possible. Working with VMware, Supermicro delivers an alternative to traditional Fiber Channel SAN based virtualization infrastructure, which is known for its complexity and interoperability challenges. Targeted at a multitude of use cases in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Tier2/3 production workload and disaster recovery environments, Supermicro’s VSAN solutions introduce a new high performance storage tier optimized for virtual environments that is simple, resilient and efficient and reduces the total cost of ownership. It is a perfect solution for Enterprises and SMB to efficiently grow and manage virtualized infrastructure for maximum ROI. This is where our relationship with Supermicro really pays off for you!
|A Virtual SAN Ready Node is a preconfigured single-node or multi-node server hardware configuration for use with Virtual SAN. A Ready Node configuration includes specific type and amount of CPU, Memory, Flash, HDD, and IO Controller devices within each server. Each VSAN Ready Node is classified by a Ready Node configuration profile. Defined Ready Node profiles include:• Server workload profiles
– Large/High server profile
– Medium server profile
– Small server profile• VDI workload Profiles
– VDI with Linked Clones
– VDI with Full ClonesEach configuration profile provides a differentiated price/performance focus, targeting multiple use case requirements. Each profile assumes a target number of Virtual Machines per node, utilizing an average Virtual Machine profile size. Fault tolerance is built into the solution with data replication between nodes, and clustering technology. Flash and hard disks are seamlessly integrated to achieve best balance in performance and capacity.
Virtual SAN Ready System
|Supermicro/VMware Certified Configurations|