Sangfor Hyper-converged Infrastructure, HCI, is the new generation of hyperconverged infrastructure platform that consolidates compute, storage, network, and security virtualisation into a unified infrastructure stack. Customers can easily build a software-defined datacentre or cloud platform without complexity. Sangfor HCI can be sold either as a Sangfor packaged appliance-based solution or bundled with third party servers.
The primary benefits of Sangfor HCI include simplicity, security, reliability, and cost-efficiency. Sangfor HCI has been simplified architecturally, it starts with two nodes and can be scaled out as needed. Management is made easy with ground-breaking drag and drop visualised operations.
Built on Sangfor’s powerful security capabilities, Sangfor HCI has been integrated with a wide range of security features such as distributed firewall and virtual application firewall to secure customer’s business. Reliability is always a top priority of product design, Sangfor HCI is no exception. A top-down and bottom-up reliability design has been implemented on Sangfor such as multi-data-copy, HA and backup and CDP to ensure the reliability of data plane and business plane.
When it comes to RoI, HCI is no doubt a better choice compared to traditional three-tier IT architecture, and in HCI, Sangfor delivers the best value out of customer’s investment. By consolidating all the DC elements into a single platform, the hardware footprint as well as software footprint is drastically reduced. With a radically simplified architecture and easy-to-use control plane, personnel investment can be massively saved, too. Not to mention the agility and shortened time to market that can be brought to customer’s business with Sangfor HCI.
Sangfor HCI can be easily installed and configured with no complexity involved, it is like installing a Windows OS on your laptop, within half a day, the solution can be completely installed and run applications. An intuitive guiding wizard is involved through the whole installation and configuration process.
Sangfor has its own cloud management platform called SCP, Sangfor Cloud Platform. SCP can be run on HCI as an option to turn HCI into a private cloud or managed cloud platform. All the cloud features including resource orchestration, multi-tenancy, billing and such are built on SCP to facilitate cloud transformation. Sangfor HCI starts from two nodes to sixty-four nodes for a single cluster deployment, with SCP included, hundreds of nodes can be deployed across multiple sites and managed centrally.
Sangfor HCI is well-designed and suitable to run in use cases like datacentre consolidation, running enterprise applications, data protection and disaster recovery and cloud transformation. It is an ideal solution to transform legacy datacentre into a cloud-oriented software-defined datacentre. Most enterprise applications can be run on HCI without any issue, these applications include database like Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, enterprise applications like CRM, ERP, HRM and industry applications like HIS, PACS, MES, SCADA. In addition to these traditional applications, Sangfor HCI recently added the capability to run containerised applications with its K8s-based PaaS solution.
Additionally, partners do not require any special skillset to set up Sangfor HCI as its design is simple. An IT generalist can easily set up Sangfor HCI with the help of the user manual. SecureNet has been appointed as a value-added distributor for UAE and Oman market and focus is to develop SI partners echo systems and develop key accounts in the region.
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