In 2009, three engineers decided to develop a way for commercial users to run their on-premises IT infrastructure the same way that the hyperscalers did. To do this, they needed to write a new file system that could be used with commodity hardware, allowing for a high performing, resilient, simple, and less expensive way to do IT infrastructure.
The result is Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and the company that invented it is Nutanix. Roundstone is a focus partner for Nutanix in Northern CA and the NY/NJ markets.
HCI allows for the consolidation of compute, storage, virtualization, and storage networking into a dense appliance that can run ANY application you may run.
Nutanix is the leader in this space and continues to evolve their HCI platform. Nutanix’s operating system can be used both on-premises as well as in the Public Cloud.
Users of Nutanix typically see four main benefits of the platform:
It’s far simpler for their staff to operate
Scaling can be done in smaller increments when you need more compute or storage
Systems performance is significantly improved due to the Nutanix architecture
Costs are usually at least 40% lower than either legacy 3-tier or Public Cloud costs
Nutanix has recently redefined HCI as Hybrid-Cloud Infrastructure to more accurately describe their platform.
Roundstone specializes in HCI and leads with Nutanix.
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Modern Backup and Recovery
Your organization’s data doesn’t just sit idly in a storage array. It’s located throughout your organization, in PCs, servers, storage arrays, and other devices. Older backup software wasn’t created to do much more than backup a storage array. You need more modern backup software to handle your organization’s data.
Modern backup approaches take advantage of the improvement that HCI has provided to the data center and combines it with software designed to back up everything. In fact, the founders of two of the primary vendors in this space (Cohesity and Rubrik) were initial founders of Nutanix. Additionally, modern software allows for an archival copy to be seamlessly sent to the Public Cloud, if desired.
Users of modern backup software report simplicity in managing backups along with significantly reduced costs compared to existing legacy backup software.
Roundstone works with several backup vendors, and leads with Cohesity.
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Unified Communications as a Service
Your life got a bit easier when you made the decision to move your email to either Microsoft Office365 or Google Mail and Suite. No longer do you and your team have to struggle to keep updating your internal email system; that’s the job of either Microsoft or Google. At first, you were skeptical, but now you’re a believer.
Let’s look at how you do your other communications. You’ve probably got either an old PBX (Avaya, Nortel, Shoretel, etc.) or on-premises UC system (Cisco UC) for voice; both of these options are pretty long in the tooth. You also have video (Zoom, Webex, etc), especially since COVID-19. Combine that with messaging (Slack, etc.), and collaboration (Webex, etc.). It’s no surprise that the average organization has to manage over 10 different tools for communications.
It’s time to simplify and lower your costs. We can help you do that with Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).
UCaaS will combine voice, video, messaging, collaboration, and contact center into one application. UCaaS runs on your office desk phone, your desktop PC or notebook PC, iPad, and Smartphone (iPhone or Android).
The best part is that, like email, the job of keeping it all running isn’t yours; it’s the job of the UCaaS vendor. Simple.