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Breaking traditional silos with hyperconverged infrastructure

Hyperconverged Infrastructure is a transformational approach that combines simplicity and scale-out by eliminating dedicated storage nodes while also providing data resiliency via distributed storage software. By coupling our network operating system, Cumulus Linux, with hyperconverged systems, businesses can break free from the traditional siloed approach and can simplify and aggregate compute and storage resources.

Complete web-scale environment

With a Cumulus Linux based, scale-out approach, the entire networking stack follows the same design principles as compute to focus on scale-out, simplicity and automation readiness. The consumption model of an integrated stack through “Data Center in a Rack” can be easily driven through the hyperconverged solutions with open networking to help customers deploy web-scale architectures with ease.

A partnership for best-in-class hyper converged infrastructure

Nutanix has emerged as a best-in-class HCI solution, receiving high marks from analysts for both strength of product offering and long-term strategy. Nutanix leverages commodity server hardware to collapse independent services into a single converged platform, optimizing both computing and storage infrastructures.

Cumulus Networks and Nutanix have partnered on a comprehensive solution that automates network connectivity, simplifies procurement and speeds problem resolution. This solution offers: 

  • Streamlined installation process for bare-metal and existing Cumulus-powered switches
  • Built-in link redundancy using Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (MLAG) protocol   
  • Automatic Nutanix server discover any MLAG bonding and interface configuration
  • Automatic VLAN provisioning to establish and maintain connectivity without human intervention
  • Distributed networking solution, which eliminates the need for a central controller
  • End-to-end visibility across the network fabric with Cumulus NetQ

To learn more about this integrated solution, check out the solution overview, deployment guide and more below. 

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"Maxta has brought the flexibility to deploy hyperconvergence on any server, any hypervisor and any storage configuration. By combining Maxta MaxDeploy with Cumulus Linux, we have a unique opportunity to build an entire data center leveraging standard servers and switches with the highest degrees of simplicity, scalability, availability and cost savings, eliminating the need for storage arrays and proprietary network switches."

Yoram Novick, Founder and CEO, Maxta


"The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is a Web-scale converged infrastructure solution that consolidates the compute (server) tier and the storage tier into a single, integrated appliance. Nutanix uses the same Web-scale principles and technologies that power the IT environment at innovative Web companies and cloud providers such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Nutanix makes Web-scale accessible to mainstream enterprises and government agencies without requiring an overhaul of their IT environments."

Venugopal Pai, VP, Global Alliances & Business Development, Nutanix Inc.

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Scality is the industry leader in software-defined storage for the information age, serving over 500 million users worldwide. Scality RING provides 100% reliable Software-Defined Storage with unmatched performance, and is perfect for capacity-driven workloads such as cloud services, high definition video, and enterprise archiving. It runs on standard x86 servers powered by Linux, (e.g. HP, Dell, Cisco, SuperMicro, or Seagate), and creates an unlimited storage pool for file, object and OpenStack applications. Thanks to its underlying object storage architecture, the RING scales to exabytes of data and trillions of files. Seven of the top twenty telecommunication companies, petabyte-scale cloud services, and Global 2000 enterprises rely on the RING for mission-critical applications.