Technical Persective FAQ's

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Technical HC3 FAQ's

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What is HC3?

HC3 is the future of the IT infrastructure: a scalable, highly available platform that runs your applications. A completely integrated cluster, HC3 brings servers, storage and virtualisation together - creating a turnkey solution that is as easy to mange as a single server.

How does HC3 deliver high availability?

Nodes powered by Scale’s ICOS form an integrated cluster, and this cluster is designed to allow for failover of your applications and data among the nodes of a cluster, automatically. Applications can be migrated between nodes in a live state while services continue to function. In the event of a complete node failure, applications are automatically restarted on other nodes to minimize downtime.

How does HC3 deliver scalability?

All resources of each node are aggregated into a single cluster, creating the feel of a single super-server for both you and your applications. If more computing power is needed, simply add a node. If more storage is needed, simply add a node. Nodes of different types can be mixed and matched in a single cluster, providing flexibly to build out the perfect infrastructure for applications.

How does HC3 simplify my environment?

All resources of each node are aggregated into a single cluster, creating the feel of a single super-server for both you and your applications. If more computing power is needed, simply add a node. If more storage is needed, simply add a node. Nodes of different types can be mixed and matched in a single cluster, providing flexibly to build out the perfect infrastructure for applications.

Do I need to purchase VMware or other virtualization licenses?

No. The hypervisor is seamlessly integrated with HC3. You do not need to purchase virtualization software or licenses from any vendor, and you do not need any prior knowledge or training in virtualization to use the HC3.

Do I need to purchase a SAN to use with HC3?

No. Storage is seamlessly integrated into the HC3 cluster as a global namespace that is local to the applications running on HC3. The storage is easily managed as local, direct attached storage for your applications – no more storage subsystem, SAN, or storage protocols to manage.

Do I need to purchase servers to use with HC3?

No. The HC3 cluster is your server, storage and virtualization platform in one.

Is this a cloud offering?

No. HC3 is a cluster of integrated equipment that you purchase and deploy how you see fit - whether on site, in the datacenter, or powering your own private cloud. Applications do not need to be re-written or re-designed to work with HC3.

Who is the ideal user of HC3?

HC3 was built for medium-sized organizations with small IT staffs. Our products are widely used in the healthcare, education, manufacturing, financial services, and government industries. They have been specifically built for easy deployment and to be managed by IT administrators who want to spend more time focused on business needs and applications, rather than troubleshooting infrastructure and hardware issues. Ideal for main offices, remote offices and DR sites, HC3 fits any type of environment where applications need high availability, not high costs and complexity.

Why haven’t I heard of this before?

HC3 is new technology that completely reinvents the midmarket datacenter. The traditional concepts of servers, storage and virtualization are made obsolete with HC3.

With numerous patents and hundreds of patent claims, Scale Computing is leading the way in what industry analysts are calling “hyper-convergence” - the seamless consolidation of traditional infrastructure into something as new and radical as the invention of the PC itself.

What does HC3 cost? How do I buy it?

We would love to talk to you about HC3 and how it might fit your specific needs and environment. With no servers to buy and no hypervisor to license, HC3 is built to be a cost-effective solution for small and mid-sized organizations. Its ease-of-use and simple management will completely change your view on what it costs to run your own IT infrastructure.

@ 2013 Proven Virtual Servers c/o Infosysco