Nfina’s Hyperconverged

& Edge Computing

ensuring continuity, reliability, & performance across your IT environment

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Nfina Hyperconverged with High Availability

Nfina’s Hyperconverged 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 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?

Nfina’s Hyperconverged is a High-Availability (HA) software-defined system with computing, network, storage, and virtualization in a single solution designed for maximum uptime and scalability. Nfina’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure combines all data center components, storage, compute, networking, and management within a single hypervisor. Deploying HCI reduces operational costs and simplifies infrastructure set-up and maintenance.


Why Choose Nfina’s Hyperconverged?

Various Features

  • 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.


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Data Acceleration

  • Acceleration of random writes with Write Log (ZIL) See illustration below
      1.  Writes are written to ARC first
      2. Writes are copied to ZIL
      3. After data is written from ARC to the Storage Pool, ZIL data blocks are freed
  • Hybrid Read Cache with first level in RAM (ARC -Adaptive Replacement Cache) and second Read Cache level on an SSD or NVMe (L2ARC) See illustration below
      1.  Attempt to read requested block from ARC
      2. If block is not in ARC then read from L2ARC to ARC
      3. If block is not in L2ARC then read from Storage Pool to ARC
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  • High cache hit rate by using ARC’s most recently used (MRU) and most frequently used (MFU) Read Cache algorithms. See illustration below
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  • Compression for improved performance
  • Data resilvering rebuilding of used space only

Data Accessibility

  • iSCSI, Fibre Channel (FC), NFS, SMB (CIFS)
  • Use of Virtual IPs
  • Asymmetric Logical Unit Access (ALUA) for FC protocol

  • Virtual LAN (VLAN) support

Data Availability

  • High-Availability Dual-Controller Clustering
  • Active-Active and Active-Passive HA Cluster
  • Dual Storage (Stretched) Metro HA Cluster and Common Storage Cluster architectures

Data Protection

  • 12 Copies of Your Data with Nfina Hybrid Cloud and Geo-Redundancy
  • On- & Off-site Data Protection
  • N-way mirrors, Single, Dual and Triple Parity RAID
  • Copy-on-Write
  • Snapshots support AES Encryption while in Transit
  • Snapshots support SED Encryption while at Rest
  • SED Drives Supported

Data Integrity

  • Data and Metadata Check-summing

  • Self-Healing: Detecting and correcting Silent-Data-Errors with Scrub utility

  • Atomic Transaction Writes: Data always being consistent, no need for repairing the file system

Data Backup & Restore

  • Unlimited Snapshots and Clones

  • Snapshot Rollback

  • Clone Promote (CLI only)

Data Optimization

  • Inline Compression (LZ4, LZJB, ZLE, GZIP 1-9)
  • Inline Deduplication
  • Thick, Thin and Over-Provisioning

User Authentication

  • Inline Compression (LZ4, LZJB, ZLE, GZIP 1-9)
  • Inline Deduplication
  • Thick, Thin and Over-Provisioning

File System & Storage Virtualization

  • 128-bit ZFS file system
  • Pooled storage model
  • Unlimited scalability with storage expansion during production
  • Unlimited file and volume size
  • Unlimited Snapshots and Clones (Copy-On-Write)

System Monitoring

  • SNMP
  • Nagios, Checkmk
  • GUI statistics
  • Nfina-View

  • REST API

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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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Benefits of Hyperconverged Infratructure

Scalability & Agility

A hyperconverged infrastructure 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 virtualization 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

A hyperconverged infrastructure 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.


Hybrid Cloud

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Servers

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Maximum
value and uptime

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PCs / Thin Clients

Extremely compact form factor

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