Friday, 15 April 2011

Introducing Hyper-dense virtualization

Hyper-dense virtualization is about running even more workloads on even fewer machines, slashing the cost of datacentre power & cooling even further saving on software licensing, support contracts and physical infrastructure.

Whether building a Cloud, running a web farm, hosting 100's of sql-databases or serving up 1000's of virtual desktops; hyper-dense virtualization enables you to run more of everything more VMs, more connections, more clients.

The latest range of Hyper-Dense virtualization appliances from VMC deliver a tight, highly tuned integration of the worlds fastest commercially available server appliance and a choice of enterprise class hypervisors from VMware and Citrix.

At VMC we bring the disciplines of high-performance computing to the world of datacentre virtualization; enabling you to realize the full potential of Hyper-dense virtualization right out-of-the-box.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Going Hyperdense - VMCs Latest Virtualization Appliances

Here is some information on the new VA1200Series and VA2400 Series virtualization appliances from the Virtual Machine Company

The first of the new 2400Series started shipping this March. The 1200 Series in January.

Both are based on the latest 12 Core AMD Opteron CPUs and designed to deliver market beating performance 'and' hyper-density.

A VMC virtualization appliance is a high-performance x86-64 based server especially configured and tuned for virtualization; with your choice of hypervisor pre-installed configured and running our Virtual Estate Manager performance management software. Virtual Estate Manager is a small VM that provides both physical and virtual environment monitoring, alerting and reporting software which can help you gain the maximum advantage from virtualization.

Per unit VMC are appliances are keenly priced to compete with commodity server manufacturers, but much cheaper to run, and due to our Hyper-dense technology fewer units are required overall. The savings will of course depend on size of the estate, VM density and electricity tariff.

Price paid includes: Virtualization Appliance Hardware, Virtual Estate Manager Software, In-Cloud Monitoring and reporting service and 12 months next business day onsite hardware support, but excludes the cost of the Hypervisor license as this varies based on individual client requirements.

Model & description: 2400 Series
VA2400 2U, 4CPU, 48 Cores, 128Gb DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
VA2450 2U, 4CPU, 48 Cores, 256Gb DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
VA2500 2U, 4CPU, 48 Cores, 512Gb
DDR3 1333Mhz RAM

Model & description: 1200 Series
VA1200 1U, 2CPU, 24Cores, 64Gb DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
VA1220 1U, 2CPU, 24Cores, 96Gb DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
VA1250 1U, 2CPU, 24Cores, 128Gb DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
VA1280 1U, 2CPU, 24Cores, 192Gb DDR3 1333Mhz RAM

As well as 12 months NBD support we also include 12 months complimentary subscription to the 'In-Cloud'; our virtual server babysitting service which provides 24 x 7 monitoring, reporting and alerting. Additional support options are available inc 4 hour same day, 24/7 and one, three or five year support periods.

The pricing is keenly set against vanilla hardware from the the commodity manufacturers; which belies the fact that the turn-key Appliance approach delivers ready-to-rack systems that are tuned to spec'. They are considerably faster, have better VM performance, offer greater VM density, require as little as half power & cooling - and come with some really great management software.

We also offer the IR (Infinitely Radical) upgrade which moves performance up another notch proving that you can have seriously hot performance and extreme VM density.

Some recently published the results from Geekbench give comparative performance and ratings against the main competition.

You can also find spec sheets and product info here.