Family of integrated systems

Family of integrated systems


There are plenty of integrated systems on the market these days. They are high-performing technologically and contain everything the customer needs for the routine business day - servers, storage, and network components with the corresponding management software on top.

But there are differences in integrated systems according to Gartner, which should not be forgotten. The differences are:

  • Integrated stacks: Server, storage, and network hardware with application software to provide applications
    or their functionality
  • Integrated infrastructures: Server, storage, and network hardware with management software to provide a common computing infrastructure
  • Integrated reference architectures: Products with predefined components within an integrated system -
    various configuration options within are possible

    And the top of the line at present
    :

  • Hyper converged integrated systems: Platforms containing combined compute and storage resources, with software-defined storage as the basis, software-defined computing system, hardware, and a unified management interface


    Arrow Solution Splunk@NetApp HCI

    Arrow Solution Splunk@NetApp HCI


    Arrow - One-hand solution!

    A combination of the uniquely hyper-converged, high-performance, flexible infrastructure solution from NetApp, with the unique analysis platform from Splunk, which can get more out of your machine data. This is exactly what you get in the Splunk@NetApp HCI complete solution from Arrow.

    This joint solution of NetApp HCI and Splunk software brings together the unique benefits of the individual solutions. Splunk@NetApp HCI contains real time monitoring for business process optimization in an integrated system, without a single point of failure, and with unlimited data storage. This meets the highest requirements of data protection and data storage.

    The benefits of the Splunk@NetApp HCI solution from Arrow are clear:

    • Acceleration of secure analysis functions with lower TCO
    • Operational platform with scalable real-time monitoring and batch-oriented analysis
    • Increased performance and reduction in the number of servers to a 5:1 ratio
    • Automatically expandable to different performance data containers (Hot/Warm/Cold/Frozen Data)
    • Extremely low latency period thanks to the efficient NetApp HCI core systems
    • NetApp HCI can replace existing data analytics systems, delivering a hardware reduction (TCO)
      of up to 85%.
    • Up to 70% higher search performance with only a duplicate data copy
    • A single system manufacturer for server and storage

    IT organizations can more easily transform and flexibly scale with the Splunk@NetApp HCI solution from Arrow.

    In addition, efficiency increases at the operational level, resulting in significant cost savings. Splunk operation in a wide variety of business scenarios has guaranteed performance with NetApp HCI. When the NetApp Data Fabric is incorporated as a concept, the selection of all Splunk data is possible across various multi-cloud environments (Private, Public, Hybrid) in a highly flexible manner.

     

    NetApp HCI, the NetApp Solution for Hyper Converged Infrastructures

    NetApp HCI, the NetApp Solution for Hyper Converged Infrastructures

    NetApp HCI System


    NetApp's HCI (Hyper Converged Infrastructur
    e) offers a cloud-like infrastructure with integrated computing, storage, and network resources in one system. The entire system is based on the NetApp SolidFire technology and an architecture developed by NetApp. NetApp has developed a scalable and easy to manage system component solution, suitable for versatile applications and companies of any size. It can be flexibly integrated into any data center - from the simplest to the most complex network, and offers guaranteed application performance with sophisticated integrated replication, efficiency, data protection, and high availability services.

    NetApp offers the HCI system standard in a minimum configuration of two RU-4N chassis with two computing nodes and four storage nodes. From this basic configuration, any number of computing nodes and storage nodes can be added and combined with one another.

    Overall, NetApp HCI brings together and supports the following technologies:

    • SolidFire Element OS: Storage operating system for scale-out block storage
    • Intuitive implementation engine: implements and configures storage components within storage and
      computing resources
    • Stable monitoring agent: monitors HCI and storage resources and sends information to vCenter
      and Active IQ
    • SolidFire vCenter Plugin: comprehensive selection of granular storage management functions
    • SolidFire Management Node: VM to monitor and update HCI systems, which also enables remote support
    • VMware ESXi and vCenter v6: Host virtualization and management software
    • NetApp Data Fabric: Integration achieved through the SolidFire Element OS, including SnapMirror,
      SnapCenter, and ONTAP Select file services, as well as AltaVault and StorageGRID backup solutions

    An intuitive user interface makes possible easy, centralized management using a VMware vCenter Plug-in, which in turn guarantees complete control of the entire infrastructure. The integration of NetApp ONTAP Select opens a range of deployment opportunities for existing NetApp customers, and anyone else looking to modernize their data center.


    Benefits of the NetApp HCI solution

    The main benefits are:

    • Guaranteed performance
      through consolidation of heterogeneous workloads and finely tuned performance management and
      control at the VM level.
    • Flexibility and scaling
      through optimization and the protection of existing investments, as well as independent scaling of computing and storage resources.
    • Automated infrastructure
      through automated and optimized management, an extremely fast implementation, as well as
      simplification using a comprehensive API ecosystem.
    • NetApp Data Fabric
      through which company data can be moved freely as needed between private, regional, and
      public cloud architectures, ensuring greater data sovereignty and security.



    NetApp solutions are among the world's most frequently-used data management and storage architectures for processing, saving, and storing data securely, efficiently, and at the highest levels of performance.

    Thanks to guaranteed performance, even when running multiple applications, you can be confident using NetApp HCI for your entire data center.


    Configurations

    HCI is available in three sizes:

    • S: Small HCI - 16 Cores (Compute), 5,5 TB effective storage capacity
    • M: Medium HCI - 24 Cores (Compute), 11 TB effective storage capacity
    • L: Large HCI - 36 Cores (Compute), 22 TB effective storage capacity


    Splunk Enterprise Software

    Splunk Enterprise Software


    Splunk Enterprise is a platform that provides "operational intelligence", which monitors and analyzes machine data from any source (for example, logs, clickstream data, sensor data, transmission data from networks, web servers, user-specific applications, virtual systems, containers, social media, cloud services, etc.).

    The platform commands intuitive analysis functions, machine learning, ready-made solution packages (apps), and open APIs, filtering out business-relevant and valuable information from what appears to be unrelated machine data. Its application range extends from individual, specialized solutions (such as local warehouse optimization or network monitoring), to big data scenarios, where petabytes of fresh data are entered on a daily basis.
     
    Regardless how much data Splunk collects: the goal is always to gain critical information, and from the most diverse use cases, such as security, IT operations, application availability, and the Internet of Things.

    The Splunk universal platform is one of a kind. It can be used uniformly to answer the widest variety of questions that companies were previously unable to answer or only with a great deal of effort and expense. Access to the Splunk platform is flexible; at any time, from anywhere.





    Added Values for Customers

    Splunk provides the following added value for customers:

    • Browse and analyze data from any source
    • Evaluate collected data in real time
    • Trigger alarm for notable incidents (such as system failures, dangerous trends, or security incidents)
    • Recognize trends, activities, and patterns of behavior for more informed decision making
    • Scales from a few hundred megabytes of fresh data per day up to several petabytes
    • Optimizes business processes and results throughout the entire company
    • Support from a large community of users
    • Fast and intuitive visualization of data in dashboards and clearly laid-out reports

    The benefits of Splunk software

    • Very fast installation
    • Easy scalability
    • High availability and reliability within a cluster
    • All information in the raw data is retained for analysts


    Since its founding, Splunk has been one of the most successful software providers in the area of data analytics. In the Splunk App Store (splunkbase.splunk.com), Splunk customers also have access to a steadily growing number of ready-made applications with which machine data can be translated more easily into relevant information.

    Solution brief for different business topics

    Solution brief for different business topics

     

    Solutionbrief Splunk@NetApp HCI Solution for IT Security

    There are only few topics in IT that are as comprehensive as security, whether for whole business processes, data and their use, or in terms of external communication. It's a sensitive issue that everyone in the industry should be concerned or busy with.

    Splunk@NetApp HCI Solution for IT Security have the following benefits:

    • Business process optimization at one single integrated system
    • Predictable, stable performance
    • No Single Point of Failure
    • Unlimited data storage
    • Integrated compute, storage, and network resources from one source
    • Highly automated, high-performance, scalable and cloud-based analytics solution

    We created a whole solution brief for the topic. You can download it in a protected area!
    >> Apply for download and download solution brief

    Solutionbrief Splunk@NetApp HCI Solution for IT Operations Management

    IT Operations management (ITOM) is the entity responsible for operation of an organization’s applications and IT infrastructure along with control and maintenance on a continuous basis. The main focus of the IT operations management is the delivery of a stable service in accordance with the agreed levels of service. In other words, IT operations managements controls and monitors all operations related to IT infrastructure and IT services.

    Splunk@NetApp HCI Solution for IT Operations Management have the following benefits:

    • Granular analysis options for comprehensive operations
    • Storage, Virtualization and Operating Systems Monitoring
    • Business process optimization at one single integrated system
    • Integrated compute, storage, and network resources from one source

    We created a whole solution brief for the topic. You can download it in a protected area!
    >> Apply for download and download solution brief

    Solutionbrief Splunk@NetApp HCI for Internet of Things (IoT)

    The internet of things (IoT) is a computing concept that describes the idea of everyday physical objects being connected to the internet and being able to identify themselves to other devices.

    Splunk@NetApp HCI Lösung for IoT have the following benefits:

    • Security, Safety and Compliance against cybersecurity threats
    • Predictive Maintenance with real-time monitoring and recognizing patterns and trends
    • Business process optimization at one single integrated system
    • No Single Point of Failure
    • Unlimited data storage


    We created a whole solution brief for the topic. You can download it in a protected area!
    >> Apply for download and download solution brief

    Solutionbrief Splunk@NetApp HCI Solution for Business Analytics

    Business analytics (BA) refers to all the statistical methods that are used by an organization to measure performance. Business analytics are performed in order to identify weaknesses in existing processes and highlight meaningful data that will help an organization prepare for future growth and challenges.

    Splunk@NetApp HCI Solution for Business Analytics have the following benefits:

    • Highly automated, high-performance, scalable and cloud-based analytics solution
    • Providing of Business Process, Product or other analysis
    • Realtime Monitoring
    • Predictable, stable performance
    • Business process optimization at one single integrated system
    • Unlimited data storage

    We created a whole solution brief for the topic. You can download it in a protected area!
    >> Apply for download and download solution brief


    NetApp HCI demo system at Arrow

    NetApp HCI demo system at Arrow


    Should you wish to test the NetApp HCI solution beforehand, Arrow offers a mobile NetApp HCI demo rack, including switch and SAN storage (tier 2/3) for use free of charge, along with support from our technical consulting team:

    • 4x H300s small Storage Node
    • - 6x 480 GB SSDs > min. 11 TB total capacity
      - 50.000 IOPS > min. 200.000 IOPS guaranteed
    • 2x H300e small Compute Node
      - 2x Intel E5-2620v4, 8 Cores, 2.1 GHz CPU
      - 16 Cores + HT > 64 vCores für VMs
      - 384 GB Memory > 768 GB RAM


    The dual chassis system takes only four rack, with two free slots for additional Compute or Storage Nodes.


    Key Facts - Arrow HCI demo system

    Arrow NetApp HCI & Splunk single source solution:

      • Proof-of-Concept with end customers on site
      • Delivery and installation of the complete solution
      • Cloud Services (Tier 4) using Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon Web Services
      • ArrowSphere Cloud Management Platform
        - License management for service provider licenses
        - Simplified reporting and invoicing
      • Arrow StorageGUARD Premium Maintenance and Support Service
      • Arrow Financing concepts & service
      • Arrow Global Delivery Service

       

      Do you have some interests in the demo system or some questions about it? Please get in contact with our Team.


      So we can talk about all details.


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