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Cloudistics Enters ROBO/SMB Market and Releases Cloudistics v3.3
Cloudistics, an enterprise hybrid cloud computing company, today announced the release of Cloudistics FLARE; a simplified data center platform optimized for SMB, ROBO, and retail environments. At the same time, it announced the launch of Cloudistics v3.3, now featuring deduplication and wider support for larger and more diverse applications.

Cloudistics FLARE

Cloudistics FLARE is ideally suited to fulfill the needs of smaller facilities. By combining all the physical resources for a small data center with Cloudistics enterprise software, FLARE provides a single, easy to manage solution that requires no special skills and can be deployed in a matter of minutes. The FLARE package includes:

  • Pre-packaged servers, storage, networking, virtualization and management software.
  • Plug-and-play, easy to deploy, and simple single-pane-of-glass management from anywhere.
  • Built-in services such as an application marketplace, data protection, disaster recovery, firewalls etc.
  • Hosted SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) management interface.
  • Limitless scaling, grow as your application demands small footprint and energy efficiency
  • Simple, all-inclusive pricing.

"Remote and Branch Offices (ROBO) and retail environments often struggle with establishing and managing branch infrastructure while controlling costs. Prior to Cloudistics FLARE, businesses had no choice but to cobble together a solution from components that were expensive and difficult to manage," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales, Cloudistics, Inc. 

FLARE will change all that. It's an all-inclusive data center-in-a-box that incorporates key infrastructure components - network, storage, compute, and virtualization - and which can moreover be managed from anywhere, using the all-inclusive web-based SaaS Ignite user interface.

"FLARE is an enterprise-grade solution that is capable of meeting even the most challenging Small and Medium Business (SMB) and branch data center needs, without adding excess cost or complexity. No more piecemeal solutions, no more distributed management, no more hypervisor tax - you pay one fee and you can quite literally stand-up a data center in a matter of minutes," Conner added.

Cloudistics v3.3

The Cloudistics v3.3 release is an update to the software component of the company's complete on-premises cloud platform. The new release delivers several features that enhance scalability and productivity and increase the return on investment in the support of larger and more diverse application workloads.

According to Conner, customers seeking to deploy or migrate applications that demand large storage volume and CPU and memory requirements will benefit significantly from this new version.

The new release includes these notable updates:

  • Compression and Deduplication with Single-Instance - Cloudistics Storage Blocks will natively include compression and deduplication with single-instance for data reduction. This will help customers reduce their storage footprint by a factor over 3x to 5x, increase data density, and lower facilities' power and infrastructure costs. Customers deploying workloads will achieve storage reduction without any loss in performance, reliability, or scalability. A fully populated storage block with thirty-two 4TB flash drives will deliver over 500PB effective storage.
  • Support for the soon-to-be-released 14th generation Dell-EMC PowerEdge FC640 half-width modular servers as compute nodes - In addition to support of Dell-EMC PowerEdge FC430 and FC630. The new servers incorporate Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and deliver high performance with best-in-class density and exceptional scalability. A large memory capacity, of up to 2TB per node, make them a strong building block in large and dense workload scenarios.
  • Expanded Application Support for a wide variety of application workloads based on Microsoft Windows, Linux, BSD, and OpenSolaris - enabling customers to migrate or deploy an increasing variety of workloads on the platform including, virtualized legacy applications, purpose-built virtual appliances, and more.

"Our goal, and indeed our promise to customers, is to deliver to them the ability to manage applications and not infrastructure. New product releases like Cloudistics FLARE extend that promise to new markets and customers, while updates like Cloudistics v3.3 demonstrate how we continue to make good on that promise to our existing customers," Conner concluded.

Cloudistics v3.3 is available now and is presently being deployed to existing customers. New customers will have v3.3 pre-installed on all new systems ordered.

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:27 AM by David Marshall
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