Hyper-Converged

The Challenge:

Today, the logo on backend systems is less important than the workloads, applications, and services provided by the backend systems. Many components are at play when it comes to the cost of operations including, power, management, and capital assets on the backend infrastructure and maximizing the utilization of real estate in data centers. Optimizing all these components to provide a cost-effective compute environment that is stable, reliable, and high performing is a big task that draws on many disciplines that you may not have on your team.

Our Solution:

Cornerstone’s future ready data center practice goes well beyond the delivery of common place systems and servers from the past. Naturally, we can deploy servers and networks, but our real value comes from our ability to leverage hyper-converged compute infrastructures to increase performance while reducing the cost of power and ongoing administration and operations. Hyper-converged compute environments have networking tied into the systems. It increases the infrastructure’s maximum workload capacity and allows you to shrink the foot print of real estate used within datacenters, while maximizing and even increasing the performance topline abilities of these systems.

Our hyper-converged designs leverage horizontal scale architecture, allowing you to add nodes and systems horizontally, as needed, while minimizing initial investment. This approach is far more budget friendly and allows for scaling out as your workloads increase without increasing the complexity of these environments.

Our partners in the hyper-converged space provide innovative technology that provide the compute, storage and networking within the physical server and system platforms. They also provide the software that adds the intelligence to maximize the use of those resources for the workloads placed on those services, which also ensures the reliability and stability of these applications.

Our Services: Data migration services to converged and disparate platforms, and data center relocation services.

Hyper-Converged Solutions

Cornerstone’s future ready data center practice goes well beyond the delivery of common place systems and servers from the past. Naturally, we can deploy servers and networks, but our real value comes from our ability to leverage hyper-converged compute infrastructures to increase performance while reducing the cost of power and ongoing administration and operations. Hyper-converged compute environments have networking tied into the systems. It increases the infrastructure’s maximum workload capacity and allows you to shrink the foot print of real estate used within datacenters, while maximizing and even increasing the performance topline abilities of these systems. Consider these product offerings as a possible solution to your future data center

  • Dell PowerEdge FX

  • Redefining data center agility with modular infrastructure Scale workloads quickly, as needed, adding resources incrementally without the expense and inefficiency of overprovisioning. The groundbreaking FX architecture combines efficient management with flexible data center building blocks to optimize for both modern and legacy workloads. These blocks include:  4-socket, 2-socket and 1-socket server and microserver modules High-capacity direct-attached storage modules Flexible networking IO modules Combine various modules with the FX2 chassis, a compact 2U rack-based enclosure that shares cooling, power, networking and PCI expansion slots, to quickly deploy the exact combination of compute, storage and networking resources you need to best fulfill your business requirements.

  • Nutanix Enterprise Applications Solution

  • Nutanix eliminates operational issues common with traditional data center infrastructures, such as unpredictable performance, storage management complexity, and expensive IT change management. Nutanix solutions converge server and storage resources into a single, 100% software-defined appliance that comes ready to run all enterprise applications, at any scale. As a hypervisor-agnostic solution, Nutanix gives IT managers a choice of virtualization environments, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V, and KVM.

  • Pure Storage Pure1

  • Pure1 delivers global, cloud-based storage management and the kind of support that IT admins dream about. Manage your storage from anywhere, with any device. Enjoy the 24/7 security of our predictive support: we’ll monitor and fix most problems before you’re even aware of them.