IronPOD 500 System Overview: Infrastructure Cloud Platform for Mid-Market and Service ProvidersIronPOD System IP500 Data Sheet
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.
IronPOD 500 as a Standardized, Modular Datacenter Solution
IronPOD™ Turnkey 500 System is a 45U self-contained converged Infrastructure-in-a-Box; it is available as a pre-configured single rack or 2-rack, 4-rack, 7-rack or 8-rack modular IaaS POD. Model IP-520D-P7C, 7-Rack modular POD configuration is specially designed for Service Providers, configuration includes 4,000 CPU cores, 38TB RAM, 3,360 disks; supports 8,000+ medium-sized VMs.
IronPOD™ Turnkey 500 Systems 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 mixed workloads including virtual desktop infrastructure and Microsoft SQL, SharePoint and Exchange . This creates a simple, custom infrastructure solution that reduces the complexity, risk and cost of implementing and supporting a NVGRE multi-tenancy private or hybrid cloud for organizations of all sizes.
IronPOD Turnkey IaaS Systems, Cost-effective Microsoft FastTrack Certified Cloud Platforms.
IronPOD 500 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 500 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™ 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 uses industry standard Tier-1 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:
- 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. Supports 4 (6 max) 36 ports 40/56GbE QSFP Network Switches + 48 RJ45 ports rack management switch.
- Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization Gateway Appliance (HNV): Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization NVGRE multi-tenancy gateway appliance on customizable industry-standard dedicated dual-node clustered HA appliance hardware.
- Network Fabric Management Head (MSC): Microsoft System Center management head on customizable industry-standard dedicated dual-node clustered HA appliance hardware.
Compute Server Block (HVCB): Microsoft Windows Hyper-V technology on customizable industry-standard hardware with NVGRE offload support.
- Supports 24 (28 max) Compute Nodes (6x HVCB Compute Blocks) per Rack.
Storage System Block Cluster (WSSB): Microsoft Windows Storage SMB3.0 Server, highly scalable Scale-Out File Storage (SOFS) NAS technology on customizable, high performance industry-standard appliance hardware. Includes, single 240 disks WSSB storage block per rack.
- Storage Controller Heads: 3 (or 4) WMX-6100 Series Storage Controller Heads, powered by Microsoft Windows Unified Storage Server.
- Storage JBOD Filers: Four, 2U/24 Disk or 4U/48 disks external direct attached enclosure (DAE) arrays; 240 HDD/SSD disks auto-tiering per WSSB Storage block Cluster support.
Exceptional Storage Scalability: Rack Option via WSSR storage racks: Add additional WSSB storage blocks clusters via WSSR turnkey storage racks; each WSSR supports 480 disk hybrid disk arrays. Model IP-520D-P7C, comes pre-configured with 7 WSSR Racks (14 WSSB and 3,360 drives).
IRON End-End Services help accelerate your Cloud IaaS deployment:
Installation and Support Services are included. Our highly experienced and expertly trained sales professionals and partners deliver a converged infrastructure precisely the way you need it. IRON also offers a variety of services and tools to help our customers get started with confidence and their own pace. Onsite installation and implementation is included with every IronPOD 500 deployment, complete with an orientation training session and configuration support. Iron support provides the foundation for secure and reliable high-availability infrastructures with enhanced hardware support and software technical support for problem resolution.
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 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.