Datatrend Technologies introduced a new virtualization appliance that helps clients build an affordable computing infrastructure using the IBM BladeCenter server. Datatrend made the announcement yesterday during a “Road 2 Virtualization Road Show” event hosted in Minneapolis, MN.
Datatrend has designed an all-in-one solution that comes complete with the server hardware, software, consulting services and comprehensive support needed to jumpstart a server and / or client virtualization initiative. Virtualization-in-a-Box can help clients more efficiently manage and consolidate volumes of business data with the benefits of increased security, flexibility and improved disaster recovery.
Datatrend customers will receive all of the benefits associated with a VMware Virtual Infrastructure solution, plus an easy to administer, space saving server, storage and optional client desktop solution that comes complete with higher availability, lower power & cooling costs and improved security.
Designed with the highest quality, most reliable components, Virtualization-in-a-Box is built on the IBM BladeCenter, the industry leading solution for running business-critical workloads. Integrated with the BladeCenter hardware is VMware VI3 plus other virtual enablement tools which provide increased server utilization, along with improved performance, increased security, and reduced cost and complexity.
This solution can scale up to 190 virtual servers (or even more clients) all in one box and comes pre-configured with 1.8 TB of virtualized storage with room to expand up to 3.6 TB. The Datatrend solution makes virtualization easy, and is pre-packaged with server consolidation & training services and three years of support and maintenance.
The solution comes preconfigured, tested and validated making it an ideal solution for customers looking to standardize hardware platforms and simplify the roll-out process across many distributed locations. The all-in-one design is also a great fit for small-and-medium-sized businesses looking to virtualize smaller server environments or add storage capacity where space is limited.