Huawei, DataCore Join Forces for Hyper-Converged System
The server/storage systems may use preinstalled Microsoft or VMware hypervisors and be optimized to support Hyper-V workloads in addition to VMware projects.A new alternative in the so-called hyper-converged data center system business is coming to the market as a result of a new international partnership between Shenzhen, China-based telecom giant Huawei and DataCore Software of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The forthcoming new-gen server/storage system will offer channel partners a clear option to current systems offered by Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Maxta, Nutanix, Simplicity and several others. The announcement was made March 17. The new offering consists of a Huawei FusionServer server running DataCore SANsymphony-V software; Huawei's Oceanstor direct-attached storage then becomes a virtual storage area network (SAN) across two to as many as 64 servers. Additional third-party storage—on or off-premises—also can be virtualized with DataCore's software, adding to a lake of virtual storage resources. They are designed to address the need for simple, high-performance and scalable virtual SANs and hyper-converged solutions required in data center and IT environments.
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