Azure Stack HCI Solutions
HCI (hyper-converged infrastructure) is an IT infrastructure based on software-centered architecture in which processors, storage, network, virtualization and other technologies are closely linked.
Hyperconverged & hybrid
With Windows Server 2019, Microsoft enables improved performance and scaling with simultaneous cost reduction, by combining compute, storage and network. Users benefit from the full range of functions in software-defined storage (S2D) and software-defined network (SDN) from just 2 nodes.
Consolidation & moderniszation
The end of support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 sees many businesses faced with the challenge of renewing their existing IT infrastructure quickly, simply and cost-effectively. In comparison to previous storage and virtualization solutions, hyper-convergent solutions offer the advantage of better reliability and performance with simultaneous reduction of complexity and hardware requirements.
secureguard offers a manufacturer-independent “validation service” for existing or planned Windows Server 2019-based HCI solutions. The HCI solution undergoes the full Microsoft Azure Stack HCI test series in secureguard’s well-equipped laboratory to guarantee full compatibility and/or Microsoft support. The results of the test series are included by secureguard to the Microsoft Azure Stack HCI catalogue at customer’s request.
All the staff in the HCI team already have many years of experience in this environment. They are in demand as speakers at various national and international events, and as consultants and advisors on major projects.
Custom solutions (e.g. all-flash, custom designs, etc.) are designed by the secureguard development team, together with the client, and validated in accordance with Microsoft Azure Stack HCI guidelines prior to delivery, to guarantee optimum support from Microsoft. The systems, which are designed and assembled in Austria, are subject to a comprehensive test plan that simulates a year of activity in a datacenter incl. malfunction of individual components and servers.
blazics for Azure Stack HCI
blazics for Azure Stack HCI is a range of Microsoft Azure Stack HCI-validated solutions from secureguard.
- Uses standard hardware
- Maximum reliability from just 2 nodes (1 server + 1 disc in 2nd server)
- Quick and easy scaling (scale-in and scale-out)
- Highly available VMs/services
- Client-specific solutions
The mobile 2-node Microsoft Azure Stack HCI cluster.
The unique “Cluster-in-a-Wooden-Box” is a battery-powered two node solution with integrated switches and an access point in a wooden case.
The size of a piece of hand luggage, this solution is highly portable while delivering the full productivity of Microsoft Azure Stack HCI.
The reliable virtualization and storage solution for small businesses
The small blazics 100 series has been specially designed for small and medium-sized businesses, and offers an optimum price/performance ratio. It can achieve up to 65,000 IOPS (2-node cluster, VMFleet) using an optimum combination of SSD and HDD and RDMA-capable 10GbE network interfaces (iWarp).
This makes a fully redundant 2-node cluster the ideal basis for a business-critical infrastructure.
The reliable virtualization and storage solution for small busnisses
The adaptable blazics micro product line provides a complete hyper-convergent infrastructure as a 2-node all-in-one solution.
Specifically designed for the fail-safe virtualization of office workloads for small businesses or branch offices, development environments and IoT applications, this solution is available as all-flash or hybrid storage with a configurable combination of NVMes, SSDs and HDDs to meet the particular requirements.
The high-performance virtualization solution for enterprises
The robust and performant blazics 3100 series is distinguished by its excellent scalability (2-4 nodes) particularly for large and mid-sized enterprises. Utilizing hybrid storage (NVMe, SSD and HDD’s) combined with a network infrastructure capable of up to 100 GbE, the blazics 3100 series impresses with the highest performance (up to 1 million IOPS, VMFleet) while simultaneously optimizing costs.