SimpliVity launches all-flash appliance models for hyper-convergence
#SimpliVity is supporting all-flash appliance products for the first time, and the hyper-converged pioneer also added disaster recovery and backup capabilities to its #OmniStack software. SimpliVity sells its own branded OmniCube appliances built on #Dell servers. It also makes its OmniStack software available for #Cisco Unified Computing System ( #UCS ) and #Lenovo servers to turn them into hyper-converged systems that combine compute, storage and virtualization in one box.
The SimpliVity OmniCube CN-5400-F, Cisco UCS C240 M4 and Lenovo System x3650 M5 will be available with 14 1.6 TB solid-state drives for 18.4 TB of raw flash capacity. Until now, SimpliVity supported two or four 400 GB SSDs, along with four, eight or 20 hard disk drives on its branded and partner configurations.
All SimpliVity nodes are 2U appliances, with a minimum of three nodes per cluster. Adam Sekora, director of the office of the CTO at SimpliVity, said the vendor will expand the number of available all-flash models.