At Advatek we pay close attention to the latest developments in technology when it comes to the data centre to ensure our offering is always best-in-class. Our primary expertise is around Cisco, Nutanix and NetApp Solutions.
This means we can offer a range of flexible solutions for your datacentre, whether you are looking for a new server solution, storage or a full-blown hyper converged infrastructure.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)

Hyper-converged infrastructure is an IT framework that unifies storage, compute and networking into a single system in order to reduce complexity and increase salability in the data centre. HCI  include a hypervisor for virtualisation, software-defined storage, and virtualised networking,  run on standard, off-the-shelf servers.

HCI can provide all of the benefits of public cloud, such as agility and scalability, whilst retaining hardware on-prem.

The difference between traditional deployments and HCI is clear – move the slider to see why

Traditional Deployment

Traditional Deployments involve storage, compute and networking as seperate, distinct hardware elements.

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Hyper-Converged

With Hyper-converged deployments, Storage, compute and Infrastructure are consolidated, with ‘scale-out’ time and cost drastically reduced.

Nutanix

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform leverages state of the art Intel x86-based servers and hyperconvergence to natively integrate compute, storage and virtualization in scale-out clusters. This solution replaces the silos of servers and storage along with the need for separate management tools and processes.

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform is validated and integrates with VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization solutions, offering IT a better experience. The Nutanix solution also includes Nutanix AHV, an integrated virtualization solution, at no additional cost. It provides the virtualization capabilities that enterprise applications rely on and need. AHV helps simplify the datacenter stack as hypervisors move to become another feature like deduplication and compression in the new hybrid cloud world.

Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex Systems combine cutting-edge computing, storage, and networking into a simplified, easy-to-use platform. HyperFlex brings pay-as-you-grow economics of the cloud to on-premises infrastructure so you can gain new levels of agility, efficiency, and adaptability, particularly in VDI deployments.

Cisco HyperFlex includes an integrated network fabric, powerful data optimisation, and unified management that bring the full potential of hyperconvergence for a wider range of workloads and use cases. The HyperFlex solution is faster to deploy, simpler to manage, and easier to scale than the current generation of systems. It is ready to provide you with a unified pool of infrastructure resources to power applications as your business needs dictate.

Storage Solutions

NetApp storage systems are hardware and software based data storage and retrieval systems. They respond to network requests from clients and fulfill them by writing data to or retrieving data from disk arrays. They provide a modular hardware architecture running the Data ONTAP operating system and WAFL (Write Anywhere File Layout) software. Data ONTAP is the operating system for all NetApp storage systems. It provides a complete set of storage management tools through its command-line interface, through System Manager, and through remote management devices such as the Service Processor (SP) and the Remote LAN Module (RLM).

The demands of a data-driven business require a new approach to storage with an integrated combination of high-performance hardware and adaptive, scalable storage software. It needs to support existing workloads as well as adapt and scale quickly to address new applications and evolving IT models. FAS storage systems are engineered specifically to address these needs.

Our storage solutions are centred around NetApp. We have extensive experience in NetApp products and services, including ONTAP, FAS and the E-Series range. In fact, we’re a NetApp Gold partner, so you can be assured that our team is fully trained and experienced to advice on the right NetApp solution for your business.

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Servers – Cisco UCS

Cisco UCS data centre servers combine computing hardware, virtualisation support, switching fabric, and management software in one package. Cisco UCS Servers are available in both blade and rackmount configurations.

Turn up the performance with Cisco UCS

Cisco Unified Computing System is the next-generation data centre platform that unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualisation into an intelligent, integrated infrastructure to reduce total cost of ownership and increase business agility.

  • Simplify systems management
  • Deploy applications faster
  • Easy to scale
  • Cisco UCS help standardise IT processes
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