IronPOD Turnkey Solution Overview: Pre-Configured Converged IaaS Infrastructure Cloud Platforms
Most Economical, Most Advanced, Future-Proof Converged IaaS Turnkey Datacenter Cloud Platform in the Market
IRON Networks converged system products simplify Microsoft infrastructure deployments by integrating Microsoft’s new software defined datacenter software (SDDC), “The Cloud OS” and industry-standard network, compute and storage hardware; all integrated and supported as a single optimized turnkey configuration SKU.
IRON offers enterprise and service provider class system cloud platform designs that integrates all of the Microsoft modern datacenter technologies into a single model that abstracts all the complexity and brings together networking, server, storage, virtualization, automation, flexibility and scalability into a single converged cloud platform; all of it coupled with simplified deployment and serviceability services offerings. This creates a highly optimized cloud infrastructure solution that is complete, simple to acquire and deploy.
- Infrastructure Standardization: IronPOD cloud platforms eliminate islands of incompatible infrastructures and vendor lock-in. It minimizes technology risks by integrating Microsoft core windows networking, compute and storage technologies to deliver a systematic approach to optimize application performance and scalability and unified IT operations management across the data center with a common “build once, use many” IT architecture model.
- Lowest TCO in the Industry: IronPOD cloud platforms uses industry-standard hardware and Microsoft Cloud OS built from ground up for Modern Datacenters. Best option for customers looking to virtualize their mission critical, tier-1 applications and workloads at the lowest cost possible. Up to 50% cost savings. It is simple to acquire, faster to deploy and easy to service. It reduces CAPEX and timelines to implement new capacity and reduced OPEX through improved PUE and higher utilization.
IronPOD™ Turnkey Systems are available as individual building blocks, pre-configured single rack or multi-rack modular POD configuration. Its built-in hardware and software redundancy provides highly available and resilient operations that helps creates end-end modern infrastructure-as-Service (IaaS) architecture cloud platform capable of scaling to thousands of VMs and supports workhorse applications like Microsoft SQL, SharePoint and Exchange. This creates a simple, custom infrastructure solution that reduces the complexity, risk and cost of implementing and supporting a private or hybrid cloud for organizations of all sizes.
Cloud Infrastructure cloud platforms Simplified: Build modern datacenter within 30 days using standardized configurations and modular Cloud building blocks
IronPOD™ Systems are custom configured using IRON designed and Microsoft FastTrack validated networking, compute and storage virtualization building block. IronPOD building blocks enhance core capabilities of the Windows Server operating & storage system, Hyper-V technology, and Microsoft System Center to deliver a turnkey, highly optimized solution cloud platform.
IronPOD building blocks for using industry standard hardware with built in redundancy, power efficient design, high density configurations and single vendor risk-free leading edge End-End technologies from Microsoft. They help organizations deploy and manage the modern data center efficiently, faster and derive benefit from virtualization and hybrid cloud computing-faster and easier. The core building blocks include:
- Network Fabric and Fabric Management Block:
- Fabric Management Head: Microsoft System Center management head on customizable industry-standard dedicated dual-node clustered HA appliance hardware.
- Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization Gateway Appliance: Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization NVGRE multi-tenancy gateway appliance on customizable industry-standard dedicated dual-node clustered HA appliance hardware.
- Network Fabric Switching: End-to-End Converged networking architecture that helps reduce data center costs by using a common low latency 40/56GbE infrastructure for compute and storage with iWarp and RRoCE support.
- Compute Server Block: Microsoft Windows Hyper-V technology on customizable industry-standard commodity hardware with NVGRE offload support.
- Storage System Block: Microsoft Windows Storage SMB3.0/RDMA Server, highly scalable Scale-Out File Storage (SOFS) technology on customizable, high performance industry-standard appliance hardware.
IronPOD Turnkey IaaS Systems, Cost-effective Microsoft FastTrack Certified Cloud Platforms.
IronPOD Systems are built using standardized hardware building blocks and Microsoft Windows powered network, compute and storage virtualization technologies. Everything you need is provided in one single SKU package, including Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Windows System Center Manager Software. It is delivered ready-to-run pre-validated, pre-tested, pre-cabled, pre-racked to help you accelerate your custom private cloud or specific business application configurations deployment in as little as 30 days from your order.
IronPOD systems are Microsoft FastTrack certified and available via qualified partners to help you standardize, optimize and accelerate your time to value without extensive design and configuration cycles that require specialized IT skills.
IronPOD System X100 Small Business Express
IP-X100 is a 3U small-form factor standalone appliance, offers a single box dual node compute and tiered-storage with enterprise grade active-active windows server clustering (Cluster-in-a-Box) for easy to deploy and manage all-inclusive business infrastructure. It is an ideal all-in-one infrastructure solution for small business as well as remote and branch office of large enterprises.
IP-X100 supports up to 50 VMs and 50TB of internal storage supporting entire virtualized business infrastructure at lowest possible cost.
IronPOD System 200 Small-Mid Size (SMB) Business Value
IP-200 is an ideal converged solution to run hundreds of virtual machines supporting entire virtualized small and midsize business as well as remote and branch office of large enterprises which requires flexibility, capacity and performance scalability. It is a 24RU or 42RU self-contained system built on Industry standard commodity hardware which includes two 40GbE HA Ethernet switches fabric and a dedicated remote management Ethernet switches, eight HVCB nodes compute block and WSA single or dual-head storage block. It supports up to 200 VMs and 50TB+ of high performance tiered storage.
IronPOD System 300 Small-Mid Size (SMB) Business Standard
IP-300 is an ideal converged solution to run hundreds of virtual machines supporting entire virtualized business infrastructure which requires flexibility, capacity and performance scalability at low cost. It is a 42RU self-contained system built on Industry standard commodity hardware which includes two 40GbE HA Ethernet switches fabric and a dedicated remote management Ethernet switch, MSC Express – shared appliances for Network Virtualization and Fabric management; twelve HVCB nodes compute block and WSA dual-head storage block. IP-300 is a single rack system, supports up to 500+ VMs and 100+ TB of storage.
IronPOD System 400 Service Providers Value
IP-400 is a low cost converged solution to run thousands of virtual machines supporting business-critical applications such as large virtualization and cloud implementation for mixed workloads which requires flexibility, capacity and performance scalability. It is a 45RU self-contained system built on Industry standard commodity hardware which includes Four 40GbE HA Ethernet switches fabric and a dedicated remote management Ethernet switch, dedicated MSC and HNV appliances for Network Virtualization and Fabric management; twenty four HVCB nodes compute block and WSA dual-head storage block. IP-400 is a single rack system, supports up to 1200+ VMs and 1PB of storage; multi-rack modular configurations are available for additional scalability.
IronPOD System 500 Service Providers Standard
IP-500 is an ideal converged solution to run thousands of virtual machines supporting mission-critical applications such as large virtualization and cloud implementation for mixed workloads which requires flexibility, capacity and performance scalability. It is a 45RU self-contained system built on Industry standard Tier-1 hardware which includes Four 40GbE HA Ethernet switches fabric, dedicated MSC and HNV appliances for Network Virtualization and Fabric management and a dedicated remote management Ethernet switch; twenty four HVCB nodes compute block and WMX three-head storage block. IP-500 supports up to 1200+ VMs and 1PB of storage; multi-rack modular configurations are available for additional scalability.
IP-520D-P7C is a purpose build 7 rack modular system w/400 CPUs which supports 9,000+ VMs (4,000 Cores, 5.5PB Tiered Storage) and costs under $600 per VM.
IronPOD System 600 Enterprise
IP-600 is an ideal converged solution to run thousands of virtual machines supporting mission-critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, VDI and more. it helps reduce IT operational expense and deploy new services and applications more quickly with a cloud-ready infrastructure cloud platform built on Industry standard Tier-1 hardware which includes six 40GbE HA Ethernet switches fabric and two dedicated remote management Ethernet switch, dedicated MSC and HNV appliances for Network virtualization and Fabric management; thirty two HVCB nodes compute block; and dedicated WSSR storage rack/s powered by highly scalable WMX four-head storage block with capacity up to 2PB+ per Rack for maximum uptime.
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The IronPOD Infrastructure family of solutions demonstrates how open and flexible architectures powered by core Microsoft Windows technologies combined with IRON Services create practical, innovative solutions designed to reduce complexity and costs while improving productivity. IRON deployment and 24x7 Hardware services can help deliver elastic IT, whether you are building a cloud platform for private cloud computing or for better availability and management of applications.