DataON announces integrated hybrid cloud solutions for the new Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

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DataON is one of the first Microsoft partners to offer fully integrated solutions for Azure Stack HCI

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We are excited about the next step in the evolution of hyper-converged infrastructure solutions from Microsoft. The new always up-to-date subscription model and tighter integration with Azure will provide faster innovation for customers.

DataON, an industry-leading provider of hybrid cloud solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI with cloud-based Azure Services, today announces integrated hybrid cloud solutions for the new Azure Stack HCI.

Azure Stack HCI is a new host operating system in the Microsoft hybrid portfolio that delivers hyper-converged infrastructure with hybrid cloud capabilities built in. It delivers innovation that is focused on being the best virtualization host and is the future of Hyper-V virtualization, software-defined storage, and networking. Microsoft has shown very high HCI industry performance, achieving 13.7M IOPS with Azure Stack HCI and Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory.

Azure Stack HCI is a member of the Azure Stack family with the same core OS components, management track, and hardware catalog available to customers in early preview. However, the new host operating system features an Azure-based subscription model with benefits such as pricing that scales down for edge.

  • World-class hyper-converged infrastructure stack – Includes Hyper-V for secure, efficient virtualization of Windows and Linux; Storage Spaces Direct for fast enterprise-grade storage; and Azure-inspired software-defined networking.
  • Delivered as an Azure service with hybrid built in – Up-to-date subscription for software and support; integrates with Azure; and natively monitor, secure, and backup to the cloud.
  • Cloud services powered by Azure – Used by more than 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies across the globe, with over 30 years’ experience servicing enterprise customers.
  • Familiar for Hyper-V and server administrators – Leverage existing virtualization and storage concepts and skills; works with System Center, AD/GPO, and PowerShell; and works with popular third-party backup, security, and monitoring tools.
  • New product experience – No more waiting for new features: updates are at no cost, one-click, and non-disruptive.
  • Run key virtual applications and workloads – Highly available and resilient performance for SQL Server databases and virtual desktops with edge-local access.

DataON is one of the first Microsoft partners to offer fully integrated solutions for the new Azure Stack HCI. Integrated solutions provide a complete and turnkey experience that DataON is already renowned for by our customers who have deployed Microsoft Windows Server-based solutions. These multi-node solutions consist of premium-level Windows Server-certified hardware components and pre-installation of Azure Stack HCI. They will be jointly supported by DataON and Microsoft for over five years, with ongoing testing and validation from DataON and Microsoft. Drivers and firmware can be easily updated in a one-click process via Cluster Aware Manager. Integrated solutions from DataON are orderable through both DataON and Microsoft.

DataON has been offering customized, turnkey solutions for Windows Server software-defined solutions since the launch of Storage Spaces with Windows Server 2012. From two-node solutions for SMB, ROBO, and edge environments to four-node solutions for enterprise environments, DataON is one of the few Microsoft partners to have offered all versions of Microsoft-validated software defined solutions: Window Server Software-Defined, Azure Stack HCI, and new Azure Stack HCI solutions.

DataON solutions for Azure Stack HCI are also verified Intel® Select Solutions for Azure Stack HCI, featuring 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs, and Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory. DataON offers all four validated configuration solutions: data center base, data center plus, edge base, and edge plus.

DataON provides support for Azure Stack HCI with DataON MUST extension for Windows Admin Center. The second-generation MUST extension for Windows Admin Center provides real-time monitoring with alerts that free system administrators from having to continually monitor their data center. Other features include a centralized dashboard that provides an overview of your entire Azure Stack HCI environment, enhanced disk mapping, alert services, and call home service.

As a certified Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, DataON has certified Azure Administrators on staff to help customers design and deploy Azure Services like Azure Site Recovery for disaster recovery, Azure File Backup and Azure Blob storage for cloud backups, and Azure Monitor for predictive monitoring for data center environments.

“DataON was one of the first Microsoft partners to offer validated Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) and Azure Stack HCI solutions,” said Howard Lo, vice president of sales and marketing, DataON. “We are excited about the next step in the evolution of hyper-converged infrastructure solutions from Microsoft. The new always up-to-date subscription model and tighter integration with Azure will provide faster innovation for customers.”

Tim Isaacs, Partner GPM, Azure at Microsoft Corp. said, “As customers’ IT and business needs change, Microsoft and its partners continue to provide solutions that are robust and flexible. Microsoft is proud to have partners such as DataON who have developed solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI that meet the needs of customers who are shifting to hyper-converged infrastructure and hybrid scenarios for better data center efficiencies.”

About DataON

DataON is a hybrid-cloud computing company focused on delivering Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, on-premises storage systems, intelligent edge appliances, and cloud-based Microsoft Azure Services. Our company is helping enterprises and customers who have made the “Microsoft choice” to modernize their IT with Microsoft applications, virtualizations, and data protection through a complete and turnkey experience.

With over 650 HCI clusters and 150PB of storage deployed, DataON enterprise-level solutions are designed to provide the highest level of performance, manageability, and security offered. DataON is a Microsoft Gold Partner, Microsoft Cloud Service Provider (CSP), and an Intel Platinum Partner.

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