SimpliVity debuts OmniStack Solution with Cisco UCS for Remote Sites for unified management, data protection



Hyperconverged infrastructure vendor SimpliVity launched a new offering that delivers unified management and simplified data protection for all remote enterprise sites.

The OmniStack Solution with Cisco UCS for Remote Sites centralizes management so there is no need for on-site IT expertise, and improves data protection with efficient backups over bandwidth-constrained WAN links – with a price point that is up to 45 percent lower than alternative hyperconverged solutions.

Orderable this quarter, the OmniStack Solution with Cisco UCS for Remote Sites, addresses these pain points by taking the “remote” out of ROBO. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure combines core data center functions, including the hypervisor, compute, storage, networking switching, data protection, onto Cisco UCS C240 rack-mount servers.

The solution massively simplifies the IT infrastructure, allowing the enterprise to centrally manage ROBO sites from a single interface, Cisco UCS Manager, and provide faster, more reliable data protection, increased application performance, improved WAN optimization, and higher staff productivity.

SimpliVity’s OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS solves major pain points associated with ROBO deployments. SimpliVity’s Unified Protected Remote Office Solution takes the “remote” out of ROBO by offering both enterprise-class data protection and unified management that remote offices require combined with the cloud economics that businesses demand.

SimpliVity’s OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS enables superior scalability, streamlined operations, simplified management, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The solution assimilates eight to twelve core data center functions on Cisco UCS C240 rack-mount servers.

The foundational technology that powers the integrated solution is the SimpliVity Data Virtualization Platform. The OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform includes three primary components. The first, data efficiency, ensures that SimpliVity deduplicates, compresses, and optimizes data, at inception, once and forever, globally, across all tiers.

The next component is global unified management. With SimpliVity, all IT below the hypervisor is managed by a single administrator from a single pane-of-glass. Global unified management enables one administrator to manage all ROBO sites globally.

The final component of the OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform is built-in data protection. SimpliVity offers built-in, optimized backup and replication with the flexibility to maintain

copies on local or remote SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure instances, or the cloud, or a combination of all three. Built-in data protection eliminates the need for discrete backup, replication, and deduplication software, hardware and maintenance.

The SimpliVity OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco Unified Computing System solution consists of a Cisco UCS server, and the SimpliVity OmniStack software and Accelerator Card. Cisco UCS is the industry’s fastest growing x86 server platform. SimpliVity OmniStack is Cisco Compatible and has published a reference architecture with Cisco’s management platform, UCS Manager.

SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure delivers space, power and cooling savings. The solution addresses evolving business requirements by providing a single, scalable pool of shared x86 resources that seamlessly combines all IT/services below the hypervisor.

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