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SimpliVity OmniCube Delivers on Converged Infrastructure

OmniCube CN-2000 and CN-5000 showcased at VMworld 2013.

SimpliVity showed off its OmniCube converged infrastructure solution at VMworld 2013 at the beginning of this month. It encapsulates storage, server and networking infrastructure into a 2U rack system. OmniCubes come in two new configurations: the CN-2000, aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses; and the CN-5000, for high-performance application environments and enterprises. The company debuted the solution in late August.

The engine behind the OmniCube is SimpliVity's OmniStack technology, which consists of a Virtual Resource Assimilator, a Data Virtualization Engine, and the Global Federated Architecture.

The Virtual Resource Assimilator can pool and share x86 resources in an manner where there is no need on the administrator's part to scale up or scale down resources.

The Data Virtualization Engine allows for high-performance mobile data through inline data deduplication, compression, and optimization. A new feature is the OmniStack Accelerator 2, which the company says has improved performance and reliability, and support for more platforms. This is delivered in the form of a PCIe card.

The Global Federated Architecture provides a way for systems that are geographically and physically disparate to intelligently collaborate.

Other enhancements include improvement to the OmniCube Cloud that allows for connections between an Amazon cloud and OmniCube Federation. The company says improvement here allow for better performance, usability, and bandwidth usage; OmniCube Sofware 2.1 now has support for VMware VAAI; and OmniCube now is certified for VDI support under Citrix XenDesktop.

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Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.

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