You’ve grown accustomed to a data center with best-of-breed compute, storage and networking – and all of the resiliency features that maximize uptime and high service levels. However, now that you’ve virtualized a large percentage of workloads and experienced new levels of efficiency, you may want to emulate new cloud architectures. Meet OmniCube: hyperconverged infrastructure that delivers the economies of scale of a cloud computing model while still ensuring enterprise IT performance and resiliency for virtual workloads.
OmniCube stands apart. It’s not only a hyperconverged infrastructure platform. OmniCube has a data architecture that uniquely addresses data efficiency and global management requirements required in virtualized and cloud computing environments. OmniCube’s single unified stack runs on hyperconverged x86 building blocks, simplifying infrastructure. OmniCube delivers infrastructure at a fraction of cost and with extreme reduction in complexity. Deploying a network of two or more OmniCubes creates a global federation that facilitates efficient data movement, resource sharing and scalability.
SimpliVity OmniCube Models
SimpliVity offers a range of models within the OmniCube portfolio, each one optimized for differing environments and use cases:
- CN2000 is a compact system designed to run remote office or smaller workloads. It offers 6 to 8 CPU cores and 5 to 10TB of usable storage capacity.
- CN3000 is a general-purpose modular system designed to run all data center applications. It offers 12 to 24 CPU cores and 20 to 40TB of usable storage capacity.
- CN5000 is a high-performance system optimized to run high-performance applications. It offers 24 CPU cores and 15 to 30TB of usable storage capacity.
SimpliVity OmniCube Differentiation
What does the landscape of converged infrastructure vendors look like? Good, better and best. The earliest products to market consisted of legacy products delivered as a pre-racked and pre-cabled system based on a reference architecture. They are still separate storage, compute and networking products to manage and support. Building block appliances based on commodity converged hardware improved deployment and acquisition cost. They easily scale by adding modular appliances. What’s missing, however, is the data architecture to address performance, capacity, mobility, protection and management issues.
OmniCube is a single consumable IT system. It’s a unified software infrastructure stack on commodity x86 hardware in a single shared resource pool. OmniCube simplifies management, resolves interoperability issues, and reduces costs when compared with the legacy stack. OmniCube’s innovation is in its Data Virtualization Platform, which delivers performance efficiency (by eliminating redundant reads/writes) and capacity efficiency (by reducing the storage “footprint” of data). OmniCube also achieves VM-centricity by tracking what data belongs to which virtual machine, and enabling VM-mobility.
SimpliVity OmniCube Data Virtualization Platform
OmniCube’s data virtualization platform improves performance, capacity and mobility as it:
- reduces IOPS requirements by driving efficiency at data’s point of origin and radically reducing read/write IO.
- reduces capacity requirements by deduplicating, compressing and optimizing data at inception, in real time, once and forever across the lifecycle.
- tracks what data belongs to which virtual machine, enabling efficient virtual machine mobility.
- federates management within and across sites, reducing complexity and cost of management.
- integrates data protection, eliminating the need for traditional backup software and hardware.
OmniCube provides global deduplication, compression, and optimization on all IO at ingest across all nodes in a federation. To reduce capacity requirements and improve the speed of data operations, OmniCube deduplicates and compresses data in real time in 4KB to 8 KB chunks.
The OmniCube Accelerator is a purpose-built PCIe acceleration card. It provides a boost in deduplication processing and makes HDD IOPS, WAN bandwidth, and SSD capacity more efficient. It introduces significant savings in the amount of data that must be stored and moved, and maximizes the efficiency of virtual machine operations such as clones, backups, migrations, disaster recovery, and archiving to the cloud.
Global Federated Management
Clustering OmniCube nodes into a group enables management as a federation. Manage the entire global infrastructure through a single unified interface and from a VM-centric point of view.
OmniCube hyperconvergence radically simplifies by consolidating storage, server and network switching infrastructure functionality into a single unified stack running on x86 building blocks. OmniCube hyperconverged infrastructure is delivered at a fraction of cost and with extreme reduction in complexity over legacy IT stacks.
Integrated Data Protection
OmniCube has integrated data protection that performs VM-level backup and bandwidth-efficient replication. The solution includes efficient data transfer across remote data centers enables powerful protection and recovery methods. Robust data protection policies can be created for virtual machine backups using simple rules that define backup frequency, backup retention and backup data center location.