Global data center infrastructure solutions provider Inspur and hyperconverged solutions provider Nutanix have jointly unveiled four inMerge HCI systems. Their new solutions are meant for emerging applications like AI, multi-cloud, and edge computing.
The four new HCI systems are built on Inspur’s NF5280M5 server and i24 multi-node server, with targeted optimization of density, storage, and heterogeneous computing. They would provide data center users with “open, flexible, and powerful” HCI solutions.
The reach of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is extending beyond small and medium-sized businesses to the data centers of large enterprises, according to Gartner. The application scenarios are expanding from virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), server consolidation, and remote/branch offices to full-stack scenarios. These include software-defined data centers, multi-cloud management and other critical workloads. It is estimated that 70 percent of enterprises will be running some form of HCI by 2023.
Hyperconverged cloud-native architecture features short deployment times and easy O&M (operation and maintenance). This would make it a better choice for enterprises building their IT infrastructure. Inspur plans to work closely with Nutanix in improving technical testing and optimizing application scenarios to bring about a more robust data center of the future.
Virtualization, Private Cloud, Multi-Cloud
Designed to serve emerging business scenarios like AI, multi-cloud, and edge computing, Inspur’s four inMerge HCI systems are: inMerge1000M5L (General Purpose), inMerge1000M5G (GPU Optimized), inMerge1000M5S (Storage Optimized), and inMerge900M5S (High-Density, Storage Optimized). Benefits of Inspur’s inMerge HCI systems would include:
- Targeting general cloud computing scenarios like virtualization, private clouds, and multi-cloud management, inMerge1000M5L is compatible with major virtualization platforms. This allows convenient expansion and easy management of enterprise cloud infrastructure.
- For VDI and graphic computing for medium-sized and large enterprises, inMerge1000M5G enables unified management of CPU+GPU heterogeneous computing resources. It also introduces the innovative Shadow Clone technology to halve desktop launch times.
- Targeting key applications like databases and big data, inMerge1000M5S can hold up to 24 hard drives. It also offers a number of hybrid and all-flash storage solutions, including SAS and NVMe, with great strength on high data throughput.
- inMerge900M5S can satisfy stricter demands for density and deployment speed at the edge. It accommodates up to 4 dual-socket server nodes in a 2U chassis, which means a significantly higher density. An integrated design facilitating deployment and management would allow enterprises with multiple branches and logistics centers to quickly establish a micro data center at the edge.