HC3 Features and Benefits

There are many great benefits of HC3, here are just a few that are explained further below...

 

- It is an ideal solution for first time virtualisation

 

- You can save on hardware and software costs

 

- You can reduce management time

 

- It enables you to maximise application uptime

 

- It is highly flexible allowing you to add storage as your business grows

 

 

Find out more about the features and benefits of HC3 below...

Features of HC3

Benefits of HC3

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  • Enterprise-Ready Hypervisor

    The hypervisor on each HC3 node is ready for enterprise applications and production loads using the latest hardware acceleration virtualization extensions from Intel and support for virtualization-optimized operating systems and drivers.

  • High Availability Virtualization with no SAN or NAS to manage

    HC3 provides a single pool of storage and compute resources that spans all nodes within the cluster. Each node can access the pool of storage as local disk, avoiding the management and overhead associated with storage protocols.

  • Unified Management

    A single, web browser-based graphical user interface provides the ability to monitor and manage the HC3 storage and virtualization system.

  • Support for all major guest OS types

    No server left behind. The Scale Computing HC3 cluster supports a wide array of guest OS types.

  • Hardware accelerated virtualization

    The hypervisor in each HC3 node uses the latest Intel virtualization extensions for efficient virtualization of the entire x86 instruction set.

  • Support for virtualization-optimized versions of Windows and Linux guest OS and drivers

    A virtualization-optimized version of the guest OS, or an OS that uses virtualization-optimized drivers, can help the hypervisor avoid emulating expensive processing tasks in software in a method known as paravirtualization.

  • Scale-out growth

    When your environment needs to grow, add another HC³ node to add a virtual host as well as compute, memory and storage capacity, caching and network connectivity to the single pool of resources.

  • Storage and VM availability

    ICOS™ provides a stress-free, high availability architecture. Because the cluster has no single point of failure, a hard drive or even an entire node in the HC3 cluster can fail without causing downtime for the system. VMs and data I/O simply failover to other nodes in the cluster.

  • Standard VM Features

    These include thin provisioned storage, VM live migration, pause / resume and cloning.

  • Enterprise-Ready Hypervisor

    All software and features are built in and fully integrated with the hardware. Nothing else to buy, no separate software to license

  • High Availability Virtualization with no SAN or NAS to manage

    Optimized storage and virtualization integration results in faster performance and no cost to purchase or manage a SAN.

  • Unified Management

    Reduced management overhead compared to separate storage and virtualization systems, without the need to purchase and integrate them using external management software.

  • Support for all major guest OS types

    Virtualizing using HC3 ensures all your business critical applications can be virtualized, without worry of what OS or version the physical server is running.

  • Hardware accelerated virtualization

    A hypervisor that can take advantage of the latest virtualization extensions of the CPU gives performance gains to the virtualized environments, resulting in higher VM densities and better performance for end-users.

  • Support for virtualization-optimized versions of Windows and Linux guest OS and drivers

    The combination of paravirtualization and hardware accelerated virtualization result in a hypervisor that can handle tier-1 workloads with minimal overhead.

  • Scale-out growth

    The ability to scale out the compute and storage resources is critical for converged infrastructure platforms, enabling seamless, affordable growth of the environment, rather than dealing with forklift upgrades and unbalanced, underperforming hardware.

  • Storage and VM availability

    The clustered architecture of the HC3 cluster provides peace of mind that the entire environment is designed to meet the availability needs of your customers, without the waste of standby servers or storage systems, or the effort of managing multiple interconnected servers and storage systems.

  • Standard VM Features

    HC3 provides a standard set of virtual machine features that allow for efficient use of HC3 resources and save management time.

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