Distie turns OEM with launch of “hyperconverged” appliance

Cloud computing

Cloud Distribution has launched a new appliance aimed at SMEs, effectively turning the distie into an OEM.

Dubbed hyperserV, the appliance is billed as “hyperconverged” and combines storage, compute, networking and virtualisation within its core and places enterprise technology directly into SME server rooms, according to the distie-turned OEM.

It says that the the benefits of hyperconvergence has previously been cost prohibitive for smaller organisations and the appliance would be one of the first plug-and-play systems available for smaller firms. It says this would offer channel partners a “huge opportunity to deliver new value for companies, organisations and departments, with a fully virtualised, enterprise class, easy to use and deploy, data centre solution”.

The appliance runs DataCore Software’s Virtual SAN solution and comes with a price tag aimed at SMEs that would be “highly attractive”. The appliance is also claimed to help reduce server room footprint by up to 90 percent. In turn this would directly decrease support and energy costs and allow resource constrained IT pros to redirect their effort away from potentially cumbersome storage management into innovation and delivering IT as-a-service for their organisations, the distie says.

The hyperserV appliance is technically validated by DataCore as part of the ‘DataCore Ready’ Programme, and combines high-availability and high-performance with capabilities such as automated tiering of data; caching to increase application performance and thin provisioning of existing storage.

“We are thrilled to see that hyperserV is powered by DataCore's Virtual SAN Software, and have worked closely with Cloud Distribution to validate this appealing solution. There is an increasing appetite from SMEs for hyperconvergence in the UK, simply because of the ability to dramatically optimise storage environments without the overhead of SAN management,” says Brett Denly, regional director of DataCore Software UK.

Bruce Hockin, director of storage solutions, Cloud Distribution (pictured) adds that hyperconvergence shouldn’t be for the exclusive use of the enterprise and channel partners simply don’t want the pain of putting together an ‘out of the box’ solution themselves.

“By bringing hyperserV direct to the channel, we are empowering our partners to make hyperconvergence accessible to the SME market and generate new revenue streams. We are now actively recruiting partners to embrace hyperserV, especially those who target education, local government, legal and not for profit organisations,” he says.

The appliance is available in four models with a choice of capacity points and hypervisors. They are shipping now and start with a recommended street price of £31,199 for the 8TB model and includes three years 24/7 support and next day onsite hardware engineer as standard.


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