21 Feb #RoadCast2017: @ScaleComputing’s New Single Node System And Backup/DR Capability
The ActualTech Media team is on the road this month and we’re speaking with industry experts to get their take on enterprise IT and learn about what’s coming in 2017. We met with Scale Computing’s Director of Product Management, Craig Theriac, to get a company update.
Scale Computing has been making hyperconverged systems for years. Most recently, the company introduced a single node system that’s suited for small and mid-size customers.
Theriac explains that typical hyperconverged systems are based on three node architectures, which can enable high availability and other benefits. Scale’s new one node systems don’t have HA, but Theriac notes that there are use cases, especially in smaller organizations, where HA is not needed. What organizations do want is to be able to leverage the simplicity and ease of use of hyperconverged, and that’s where this new one node system comes in.
One example that Theriac shares is a backup use case, where customers who have a three node hyperconverged system want to add a single node appliance for backup and disaster recovery. In this scenario, a business can leverage Scale’s snapshot and replication capability by replicating to that single node appliance. Another use case involves remote sites, and the advantage here is that all Scale systems can all be monitored through the same interface, Theriac tells us.
Another advantage of Scale’s new single node appliance is that unlike other hyperconverged systems, it don’t require SSDs, which means organizations can make it very cost effective.
To learn more about Scale Computing’s hyperconverged systems and new capabilities, visit scalecomputing.com.
Backup & DR With HC3
In a separate video Theriac discusses how Scale Computing is approaching backup and DR in its KVM-based systems. The company created its own solution that leverages Scale’s snapshot and replication technology. Theriac gives a great overview of how the backup and DR technology works and what it’s capable of.