Nfina’s Hyperconverged Storage
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ensuring continuity, reliability, & performance across your IT environment

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Nfina Hyperconverged with High Availability

Nfina’s Hyperconverged Storage with High Availability servers & towers are dual-node models developed for businesses requiring a High Availability solution with numerous VMs, maximum performance, and uptime. These hyperconverged servers support various drives and provide a high level of security, redundancy, and fast data response times. Nfina hyper-converged solutions comes with no adware, spyware, bloatware, or trackware.

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Nfina Hyperconverged Edge Computing

Nfina’s Hyperconverged Edge Computing servers and towers offer elevated-performance storage for backup, disaster recovery, or business continuity solutions. It’s the ideal candidate for an all-flash storage array or for creating backup storage for a hyperconverged storage cluster. Nfina’s Hyperconverged Edge Solutions can be loaded to direct attach drives, alleviating the I/O bottleneck between high performance and capacity.

What is Nfina’s Hyperconverged Storage?

Nfina’s Hyperconverged Storage is a High-Availability (HA) software-defined system with computing, network, storage, and virtualization in a single solution designed for maximum uptime and scalability. The benefits of hyperconverged storage include a combination of all data center components, storage, compute, networking, and management within a single hypervisor.

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The hyperconverged storage model is built on the concept of convergence, where multiple systems are integrated into one cohesive unit. In this case, traditional data center components such as servers, storage arrays and switches are combined into a single appliance.

In addition to combining all data center components, including storage, computing, networking, and management, Nfina’s hyperconverged storage offers many other benefits. Hyperconverged storage reduces operational costs and simplifies infrastructure set-up and maintenance. Below are some of the additional benefits of using Nfina’s HCI.

New Edge-Optimized Technology

When considering up-front costs, this new type of hyperconverged technology lays out the most cost-effective solution for businesses with a fixed-size infrastructure. Figure 1 illustrates how Nfina’s Edge-Optimized technology only requires two nodes to provide redundancy using 4-way mirroring.

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In the event that your business experiences growth and requires more storage, Nfina’s Edge-Optimized architecture offers the option to add storage to an existing node or place it below the node with a JBOD. On the other hand, competitors with traditional hyperconverged architecture typically require a minimum of three nodes and a storage switch, resulting in increased power consumption. This means that if expansion is needed with traditional hyperconverged storage, an extra node must be added, leading to even higher power consumption and increased heat production.

As a result of Nfina’s hyperconverged technology, operational costs, such as cooling, will be significantly lower, resulting in one of your company’s most energy-efficient storage solutions.

To learn more about this groundbreaking technology, check out our white paper here.

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Benefits of Hyperconverged Storage

Scalability & Agility | Nfina’s hyperconverged storage enables the software-defined data center, improving scalability and agility while enabling a software-centric architecture. With modular scale-out, businesses can start with just a few nodes and add more as needed, without having to guess how to build their data center infrastructure.

Customization | Hyperconverged storage is a proven architecture that supports a range of workloads, and within a hyperconverged system, it is possible to customize servers to the needs of specific workloads.

Low Up-Front Cost | Nfina’s hyperconverged storage has low up-front costs, making it easier to manage capital expenses and avoid overprovisioning. Additionally, because HCI systems are virtual, they can be managed by any IT personnel familiar with the VMs, helping to lower overall operational costs.

Simplicity | With all resources consolidated in one place, IT administrators can manage everything through an intuitive user interface rather than having to juggle multiple tools from different vendors. Our Nfina-View™ software is a great example of this.

Elite Performance | Thanks to Nfina’s hyperconverged storage’s use of high-speed flash memory and other advanced technologies, this translates into faster access times for critical data, which can be essential in today’s fast-paced business environment.

Improved Reliability & Resiliency | With built-in redundancy features such as automated failover, disaster recovery, and replication capabilities, businesses can rest assured that their critical data will always be available when they need it most.

There are many compelling reasons why businesses should consider adopting a Nfina’s hyperconverged storage solution. Whether you’re looking to reduce costs, increase agility or improve performance and reliability – this innovative technology has something for everyone.

The Eco-Friendly Side of Nfina’s Hyperconverged

With Nfina’s hyperconverged storage, compute virtualization and distributed storage replace standard physical and digital environments, reducing carbon emissions significantly. In data centers, IDC® states that the more densely digitalized the storage, compute, and networking layers, the lower the carbon emissions will be.

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Aside from minimizing energy expenses, enhancing energy efficiency is a key focus for data centers. Implementing Nfina’s hyperconverged storage can substantially reduce the space required in your data center. This single solution can replace individual servers, storage arrays, and storage networks, resulting in a more agile data center that seamlessly grows with your business. Nfina’s hyperconverged storage simplifies resource management by allowing you to oversee all aspects of your infrastructure from a central location, while also reducing complexity by eliminating compatibility issues among different vendors.

Introducing Nfina’s hyperconverged storage into your IT environment is an excellent way for your company’s data center to become more energy efficient.

Check out our white paper here to learn more about our Eco-Friendly Solutions.

Features of Nfina’s Hyperconverged Storage

Affordable with business continuity built-in

High-Availability Dual-Controller Clustering

Highly configurable network options

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

High-performance storage for backup, disaster recovery, or business continuity solutions

Diversity of hardware options

For effective Active-Active Disaster Recovery (DR), Nfina’s Edge-Optimized Solutions support highly efficient snapshots. In contrast to traditional hyperconverged storage backups, which could take days, Nfina’s Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure allows you to restore from a natural or man-made disaster in minutes.

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Nfina-Store provides unlimited options to architect storage environments with iSCSI, Fibre Channel (FC) and NFS, SMB (CIFS) protocols for companies of any size – from small businesses, mid-size enterprises to large enterprises.

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We were looking for someone to support the solution across the life cycle of the products. We are overjoyed that we selected Nfina.”

Joey Watson, VP of Information Technology,
CCB Community Bank

Converged vs. Hyperconverged

SUSE defines “The difference between a hyperconverged versus a converged infrastructure is that in HCI both the storage area network and the storage abstractions are implemented virtually rather than physically in the hardware. This makes it possible to manage and configure all resources within the context of the hypervisor. This eliminates many inefficiencies found in traditional data centers and reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO). The tight integration of components is what provides the key benefits of HCI: Ease of management and ease of scaling. When an organization wants to add more resources, it simply adds nodes to the HCI”

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At Nfina, our Eco-Friendly Solutions make it easy for our customers to achieve a lower carbon footprint and play a positive role in bringing about a sustainable future. We design technologies and products to help people understand their impact and actions better.

Nfina’s Hybrid Cloud and Hyperconverged solutions provide energy efficiency by using high-density, lower-power VMs enabling our customers to scale their digital transformations sustainably by optimizing space, reducing power consumption, and lowering cooling and maintenance costs. Nfina is taking a leadership role in doing what it takes to tackle climate change.

Nfina has been carbon neutral for our operations since opening in 2012.