- Have you got aging servers?
- Need to upgrade/replace your old servers, but don’t know what to do?
- Worried about the cost of replacing your server hardware?
- What is the cost/business impact of losing a server?
- Looking to span this replacement cost over a number of years?
- Together, Lenovo and Bramatt have the solution…
Pricing for both Virtualisation and HCI has dropped dramtically throughout the years. Often these solutions can now be delivered for the same price or cheaper than just replacing your existing physical servers on a like for like basis.Doing more with less becomes the norm:
- Hypervisor’s automate , manage and deliver the compute, memory and storage resources to keep all applications at peak performance without over provisioning.
- Built in Business continuity technologies deliver High Availability & Disaster Recovery options as standard.
- Servers automatically move from node to node in the event of a server failure.
- Administrative tasks such as adding servers and introducing new applications are massively reduced.
Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based, or virtual, representation of something, such as virtual applications, servers, storage and networks. It is the single most effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility for all size businesses.
A software layer called the hypervisor emulates the underlying hardware. This allows for greater flexibility, control and isolation by removing the dependency on a given hardware platform; scalability is also increased
The virtual operating system can run multiple operating systems and applications (known as a VM) on a single server. Each self-contained VM is completely independent. Putting multiple VMs on a single computer enables several operating systems and applications to run on just one physical server, or “host.”
The main hypervisor manages and delivers the compute, memory and shared storage resources to keep all application at peak performance without over provisioning unlike the traditional physical approach
A typical SMB solution will comprise of 3 Nodes (Host Servers), Shared Storage and a Network Connectivity Layer.
Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is a software-defined IT infrastructure that virtualizes all of the elements of conventional "hardware-defined" systems.
HCI includes, at a minimum, virtualized computing (a hypervisor), a virtualised SAN (software-defined storage) and virtualized networking (software-defined networking). HCI typically runs on commercial off-the-shelf servers.
The primary difference between traditional virtualisation solutions and hyper-converged infrastructure is that in HCI, both the storage area network and the underlying storage abstractions are implemented virtually in software (at or via the hypervisor) rather than physically, in hardware.
Because all of the software-defined elements are implemented within the context of the hypervisor, management of all resources can be federated across all instances of a hyper-converged infrastructure.
A Typical SMB solution is very straight forward and as pictured above would comprise of 3 self contained Nodes (servers). This would house all the necessary CPU performance, storage HDD and network connectivity.
Bramatt Computing have been designing, installing and supporting Virtualisation and Storage solutions to the SMB market for over 10 years. With a wealth of experienced consultants, Bramatt can provide the expertise or assistance you need to meet your business demands.
Bramatt Computing constantly review new and emerging technologies in order to deliver a best practice solution to their customers. The speed in which technology develops and changes takes a massive amount of internal resource to keep up to date with. Bramatt helps overcome this challenge by explaining and detailing new solutions in a straight forward format. Bramatt Computing’s solutions are always vendor agnostic and based around the customer’s business and IT requirements.
Over the last 3-4yrs, hyperconverged solutions have started to cascade down from enterprise customers and are now within the budgets of the SMB sector. However, with multiple vendors all competing for the same space and offering very similar platforms, it can very be difficult to find the correct fit and solution for your infrastructure. To ease that burden, Bramatt Computing’s knowledge and experience can help through internal education and R&D; all of which is required when looking at new projects. This can further be complemented with full or partial project management to ensure a smooth implementation.
The best way to understand how virtualisation can benefit your business is to see first-hand how it can provide you with a valuable competitive advantage.
Full demonstration facilities are available to see the latest platforms. Should you wish to arrange a demonstration to discuss your business challenges and see the technology in action, please contact us on the details below.
Call Bramatt Computing Ltd on 01530 446912