Breqwatr: OpenStack solution to standardize cloud environments

Posted by Nicolas Brodeur_ on Aug 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

For almost two years, the Canadian start-up company Breqwatr has brought to market a revolutionary solution for business.

Toronto-based Breqwatr delivers a hyper-converged, all-flash OpenStack appliance for private cloud storage especially preconfigured, resulting in a turnkey solution.

 

Programmable OpenStack: Innovative, but laborious

OpenStack platform is a set of open source software that allows anyone to set up private cloud services from standard equipment. This technology is seen as the way forward for companies that want to remain competitive, it includes deduplication, compression and thin-provisioning storage services.

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Topics: IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, Converged infrastructure, Cloud

Three compelling advantages of hyper-converged systems

Posted by Nicolas Brodeur_ on Jan 27, 2015 12:00:00 PM

We recently talked about converged infrastructures, also known as integrated systems, and how these environments help break down silos within companies.

There is another level in virtualized environments that surpasses the expectations of all other infrastructures, and these are hyper-converged systems.

 

Difference between convergence and hyper-convergence

A converged system is a set of components (servers, storage devices, network) combined in an infrastructure solution powered by software and a unified management platform. Among the solutions that permit this unified management, the most recognized are Cisco UCS and IBM Flex.  Yet even though the range of services is controlled from a single management console, the hardware infrastructure components remain separate.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Converged infrastructure

Breaking the silos with converged infrastructure solutions

Posted by Sébastien Allaire_ on Jan 6, 2015 11:45:00 AM

The problem with silos is that they do not permit the exchange of information with each other.  This is found in all corporate spheres and creates major bottlenecks that disrupt a companies’ rate of growth. Specifically, at the IT level, companies often evolve their infrastructure in pieces,  the mail servers, the storage servers and networking. All these systems live partitioned, each requiring separate resources for their management and promoting inefficiency as they fail to communicate together. Agility is no longer “a nice to have” for enterprises but rather a necessity in order to remain competitive and fragmented silos are incompatible with this objective.

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Topics: IT infrastructure, Converged infrastructure

PureFlex takes the guesswork out of your IT infrastructure refresh challenge

Posted by present on Jul 14, 2014 2:36:00 PM

If you have ever completed a jigsaw puzzle, you’ll know there’s a logical order to tackling the job. First, all the pieces must face the right way up. Then you group them by colour and design. Finally, you can begin solving the puzzle, working from the outside in and paying close attention to the picture on the box. With a good deal of trial and error, the pieces eventually fit together and the picture comes to life.

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Topics: IT Innovation, IT infrastructure, Converged infrastructure

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