Ditch the SAN/NAS, Hyper-Converged Virtualization is Here

Traditional Virtualization Architecture

Traditional virtualization architectures involve a dedicated SAN or NAS for the storage component while separate appliance nodes house individual virtual machines. While this deployment strategy has worked in the past, it poses limitations with respect to reliability, performance, and cost.

Traditional Architecture

Hyper-Converged Architecture

A hyper-converged approach overcomes these challenges by removing the shared SAN or NAS and leveraging the storage on each individual node. By combining the individual on node storage via a clustered filesystem into a shared pool, the SAN or NAS is eliminated, greatly reducing cost and complexity while increasing fault tolerance.

Shared Cluster Storage

Introducing the PogoMax Virtualization Cluster

The PogoMax virtualization cluster fulfills the promise of a true hyper-converged architecture by combining Pogo hardware with the Maxta storage platform to create a complete integrated solution. PogoMax cluster nodes provide the necessary storage and compute resources for the virtualization workload, while the Maxta storage platform provides a fault tolerant shared storage space that is spread across every node in the cluster. This highly integrated approach provides redundancy that grows as more nodes are added.

For ease of management, the PogoMax virtualization cluster has its own tab in VMware Vcenter for full integration. PogoMax also supports other virtualized environments including KVM and Xen hypervisors.

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