Inspur Unveils Hyperconverged Solutions

Enterprise datacenter server specialist Inspur launched its new family of InCloud 3000 hyperconverged solutions at the recent Intel Developer Forum.

"The Inspur InCloud 3000 integrates compute, storage, networking, preconfigured virtualization resources and a cloud management platform," the company said in a statement Wednesday. "As a modular solution, it not only supports half-width compute node, full-width 4-8 socket nodes stack, PCIe extension node and storage extension node, but also integrates scale-out and scale-up technologies to provide the residence and flexibility enterprise datacenters need. The InCloud 3000 has 47 percent higher density compared to 1U rack-mounted server solutions. Its combined power supply and cooling system reduces power consumption by 15 percent."

The new solution is based on its SmartRack line, described as "a rack scale converged solution that has been widely adopted by world’s leading internet and e-commerce giants -- including Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent."

Compared to 1U rack-mounted servers, Inspur said InCloud 3000 solutions feature N+N redundancy along with 47 percent higher density and 15 percent higher efficiency.

The new solution provides large and mid-sized enterprise datacenters with freedom to choose a hypervisor of choice without being locked in to a particular vendor, the company said.

"The InCloud 3000 utilizes VMware Virtual SAN and is preconfigured with the new Inspur InCloud OS 4.5 and Quick Deployment Tools (QDT), resulting in a deployment speed that is 10 times faster than traditional solutions," the company said. "Featuring storage policy-based management, VMware Virtual SAN shifts the management model for storage from the device to the application, enabling administrators to provision storage for applications in minutes. With QDT, 4,800 virtual machines or 12,480 virtual desktops can be deployed within two hours. The InCloud 3000 includes a preconfigured InCloud Manager, providing comprehensive features -- including resource, operation and domain management, performance and service status monitoring, workflow, metering and billing and self-service."

The company didn't provide pricing information.

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