Hyperconverged Infrastructure Upgrade: Is it Time to Replace Piles of Outdated Hardware?

Hyperconvergence representing a new generation of server systems has already become a household name in the IT world despite its young age. Hyperconverged architectures began their steady development in the 2010s when the idea of abandoning separate specialized equipment and combining virtualization of computing, data storage, and network functions in special software triggered a real revolution in the IT world. Today you can use hyperconverged build-your-own and pre-built appliances, which are based on the same revolutionary idea: transferring fault tolerance and high performance functions from hardware to software. But in order to take advantage of hyperconverged solutions successfully, they need to be updated. The refresh cycles for hyperconverged systems are 3-5 years. So, to keep your IT infrastructure up to date – do your hardware upgrade!
Have you trouble mixing and matching different infrastructure components? Is your environment refresh proving a little too much on top of daily responsibilities? There’s another way out of these pains. StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) allows you to deploy a completely pre-configured infrastructure that has been individually tuned for your requirements.


HCI Hardware Upgrade: Get the Best Balance of Features and Performance

There is no point to describe the full significance of doing your infrastructure refresh. This process entails improved productivity, increased security, and reduced downtime. In addition, updated hardware will always be faster and more productive than non-updated. The process of updating and hardware replacement is equally important for hyperconverged solutions. Only by doing your hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) refresh, you can feel confident on the runaway hyperloop of the enhancing speed of processors and memory and increasing speed and capacity of storage. Storage devices and servers are two vital components of successful deployment of hyperconverged solutions from StarWind. To maintain your HCI viability and high performance, these components should be updated.

Server Refresh Benefits from StarWind

To keep pace with the growth of computing power, an organization can take a step towards mass hardware refresh. Or it can buy additional compute and storage nodes that are expensive and over-provisioned. But the reality is that at this stage, the combination of only two servers, magnetic disks, and flash/memory caching can replace the configuration of six servers and magnetic disks released just several years ago. StarWind goes far beyond offering StarWind HCA, a 100% software-defined hyperconverged platform built with Dell® OEM or StarWind-branded server platform, meeting all performance needs. With StarWind HCA, you receive server and storage parts in a single pre-configured box. Constant uptime is ensured thanks to synchronous failover clustering between on-premises and public cloud and ability of a 2-node system to withstand 1 node plus 1 disk failure.

Storage Refresh Benefits from StarWind

When it comes to storage upgrade, the question of financial resources arises immediately. Replacing all HDDs and SSDs may turn out to be a money-losing process. StarWind HCA comes with the out-of-the-box StarWind Virtual SAN (VSAN) solution. It completely eliminates any need in physical shared storage, delivering performance and reliability on commercial off-the-shelf hardware. With StarWind VSAN, storage environment upgrading takes place with no hidden licensing. It removes the need to buy additional hardware and cuts Operational and Capital Expenditures in half.

StarWind ProActive Premium Support

StarWind ProActive Premium Support is banded with StarWind HCA. You need to spend exactly zero of your time on troubleshooting because everything is done by StarWind engineers at no additional cost. All configuration, migration, and integration are also provided by StarWind ProActive Premium Support. On top of that, StarWind ProActive Premium Support is characterized by a customized approach.

Replace your Outdated Hyperconverged Appliances with StarWind

StarWind HCA is a completely pre-built and pre-configured appliance designed to fully meet the client’s needs. Only one appliance combines three paramount components at once - compute, storage, and virtualization. Replacing obsolete hyperconverged appliances with StarWind, you get simplified management of consolidated workloads, improved performance, and flexible scalability.

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