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Why backup is breaking hyper-converged infrastructure and how to fix it
The goal of a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is to simplify how to apply compute, network and storage resources to applications. Ideally, the data center’s IT needs are consolidated down to a single architecture that automatically scales as the organization needs to deploy more applications or expand existing ones. The problem is that the backup process often breaks the consolidation effort by requiring additional independent architectures to create a complete solution.

How Backup Breaks Hyperconvergence

Backup creates several separate architectures outside of the HCI architecture. Each of these architectures need independent management. First, the backup process will often require a dedicated backup server. That server will run on a stand-alone system and then connect to the HCI solution to perform a backup. Second, the dedicated backup server will almost always have its own storage system to store data backed up from the HCI. Third, there are some features, like instant recovery and off-site replication, that require production quality storage to function effectively.

The answer for IT is to find a backup solution that fully integrates with the HCI solution, eliminating the need to create these additional silos.

Pilot's Guide to Edge Computing Deployment
Successful organizations are increasingly differentiated by the scope and scale of their digital capacities. These include accessing information, improving business processes, and providing customers with innovative experiences. No matter the industry, organizations have embraced new solutions to achieve unprecedented levels of performance. Pilot's Guide to Edge Computing Deployment Edge computing provides a powerful answer to overcome significant hurdles such as large amounts of data, unreliabl

Pilot's Guide to Edge Computing Deployment

Successful organizations are increasingly differentiated by the scope and scale of their digital capacities. These include accessing information, improving business processes, and providing customers with innovative experiences. No matter the industry, organizations have embraced new solutions to achieve unprecedented levels of performance.

Pilot's Guide to Edge Computing Deployment Edge computing provides a powerful answer to overcome significant hurdles such as large amounts of data, unreliable internet connectivity, latency, regulations, and the lack of qualified IT staff. It’s well known that cloud solutions alone cannot adequately address these challenges.

What does an edge deployment look like? What do you need to do to get started? This practical guide will help leaders and IT teams understand how to transition to edge computing seamlessly, including these key areas:

  • Physical Space & Equipment Requirements
  • Shipping & Installation
  • Rapid Deployment & Scalability
  • Centralized Monitoring & Management

Download this playbook to explore how edge computing can help your organization develop and distribute new technology without architectural complexity.

The Shortest Distance to Virtualization Excellence
When it comes to virtualization technology, you have more options than you probably realize. With the number of options available, you can choose an IT infrastructure platform that offers a simplified, highly automated infrastructure that keeps your applications and organization running efficiently. Many of today’s virtualization solutions are comprised of multiple vendor products—one for the hypervisor, servers, and storage hardware—making it more complicated and expensive than it needs to be.

Why Migrating to Scale Computing's Virtualization Solution is the Smart Choice

Introduction

When it comes to virtualization technology, you have more options than you probably realize. With the number of options available, you can choose an IT infrastructure platform that offers a simplified, highly automated infrastructure that keeps your applications and organization running efficiently.

Many of today’s virtualization solutions are comprised of multiple vendor products—one for the hypervisor, servers, and storage hardware—making it more complicated and expensive than it needs to be. Configuring those disparate server and storage components just the right way wastes valuable time.

Then you have to install and configure the hypervisor and add time to test for compatibility and performance, further delaying deployment. To succeed, you need expertise in all those different platforms, some of which are so complicated that you’re expected to be certified in them.

Once you’ve got it all up and running, it can be hard to scale out when you need more resources, especially if you’re not able to add the exact same components. You may need to bring in more expertise and conduct more testing. Then you have the ongoing cost of licensing renewals, support, and maintenance for multiple pieces from multiple vendors, including different licenses for different features. Add disaster recovery—an additional piece of the puzzle that can add yet another vendor, requiring more expertise and further complicating matters. There goes more time and more money.

Whether you’re considering migrating from your existing virtualization platform or are virtualizing from scratch for the first time, there’s a better way to do it. Whether you are looking at a single location or implementing an edge computing platform across hundreds of sites, Scale Computing’s hyperconverged approach is the shortest path to affordable virtualization that’s easy to deploy, easy to manage, and easy to scale.

Scale Computing’s virtualization software and appliances are based on patented technologies designed from the ground up to minimize infrastructure complexity and cost. Scale Computing Platform has helped IT organizations across all industries deploy robust virtualization solutions.

This white paper explores the advantages SC//Platform offers over competing virtualization solutions, looks at potential migration options, and shows how Scale Computing is making a difference in organizations like yours.

CloudFabrix vSphere Observability powered by Cisco Observability Platform
Why go for vSphere Observability Module? • Cisco Observability Platform is incomplete without virtualization and vSphere. • Numerous Enterprise Applications run on VMWare and the Cisco VMWare accounts for more than 40% market share of Virtualization and HCI market is growing swiftly. • Seamless correlated experience to monitor virtualized environments running cloud native workloads has now become a necessity to deliver a smooth customer experience. • Comprehensive observability all the way from
What are the values customers can obtain by opting vSphere Observability Solution powered by Cisco Observability Platform?
  • End To End Visibility
    • Capturing data across spectrum i.e. Business->Applications->Infra
  • Hybrid Cloud Environments support
    • Public Clouds, On-Prem, Cloud Native, Legacy etc
  • More accurate event correlations
    • Collection & Correlations across business, apps & infra
  • More accurate root cause/impact analysis
    • Improved MTTD/MTTR with full stack dependencies
  • Enhanced Observability Experience
    • Broader use cases support :  extensibility and customization
Get a Grip on Your Local IT with Edge Computing
Edge computing provides a reliable, easy-to-manage, and affordable infrastructure for your remote locations. New technologies are constantly changing the IT landscape. These developments force organizations to critically review their technical architecture. This is particularly true for businesses with remote locations. In this white paper, you will learn what edge computing is, how it helps you modernize your infrastructure, and how it enables you to get a grip on your remote IT resources.

Edge computing provides a reliable, easy-to-manage, and affordable infrastructure for your remote locations.

New technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), are changing the IT landscape. IoT deployments enable businesses to make more intelligent decisions, help streamline business processes, and improve the customer experience. These developments force organizations to critically review their technical architecture. This is particularly true for businesses with various remote locations. For these organizations, IoT technology requires local data processing, as direct-to-cloud communication may not be reliable or fast enough to process vast amounts of time-sensitive data. Therefore, the local IT infrastructure is becoming just as critical as the IT resources located at central locations or in the data center.

Unfortunately, the resiliency, scalability, security, and availability at central locations do not inherently exist remotely. In addition, remote locations often lack skilled IT staff.

To innovate, local infrastructures need to evolve to match the criticality of the new workloads.

Regardless of size, businesses need a solid and simple infrastructure that is scalable and easy to manage, both remotely and locally.

Edge computing can make this happen. In this white paper, you will learn what edge computing is, how it helps you modernize your infrastructure, and how it enables you to get a grip on your remote IT resources.

What is Edge Computing?

Edge computing is a physical computing infrastructure intentionally located outside the four walls of the data center. Therefore, storage compute resources can be placed where they are needed.

Running on a small hardware footprint, an edge computing infrastructure collects and processes vast quantities of data, which can then be uploaded to a centralized data center or the cloud. Edge computing acts as a high-performance bridge from local compute to both private and public clouds.

IT Spring Cleaning: Five Tips to Tidy Up Your Infrastructure
A trend to declutter homes emerged from the popularity of the hit Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Her method is to declutter by choosing to keep objects that spark joy. This kind of philosophy can be applied to IT. While you may not think of IT infrastructure as sparking joy, you may think of it as sparking productivity and innovation to make your organization more successful, and we believe there is joy in that. Read on for five tips to help you declutter your IT infrastructure for t
A trend to declutter homes emerged from the popularity of the hit Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Her method is to declutter by choosing to keep objects that spark joy. This kind of philosophy can be applied to IT. While you may not think of IT infrastructure as sparking joy, you may think of it as sparking productivity and innovation to make your organization more successful, and we believe there is joy in that. Read on for five tips to help you declutter your IT infrastructure for the better.