Nebulon, Inc.’s new smartEdge solution for distributed edge deployments is said to reduce infrastructure costs by 33% and also provides enterprises a smaller entry point into smartInfrastructure for test and development deployments or other projects that may start small and grow later.
The Nebulon smartEdge solution with 2-node cluster configuration support eliminates the need for the customer to set up and maintain a third server quorum witness. Instead, Nebulon manages a single quorum witness for all edge deployment sites in the Nebulon cloud, Nebulon ON. By providing the quorum witness as a service in Nebulon ON, administrative tasks related to hosting and maintaining the quorum witness are eliminated. Eliminating the third node while still providing a highly available configuration also equates to significant cost savings, as one-third fewer server and software licenses are needed across hundreds or even thousands of edge locations. Nebulon also announced support for switchless clusters for 2-node deployments, resulting in additional density and cost savings.
“The cloud is expanding. No longer is it a set of remote services running only in a public cloud data centre. The cloud is extending on-premises to both enterprise and edge data centres,” said David Vellante, Chief Analyst at Wikibon. “Nebulon’s 2-server edge solution leverages public cloud infrastructure combined with the company’s innovative API-centric management and automation, making it an ideal solution for organisations that want a modern, cloud-simple experience for edge data centres.”
The Nebulon 2-node solution is not only ideal for distributed edge deployments, but it also provides a lower entry point for new cost-constrained ones. The solution is an affordable high-availability alternative for enterprises looking to stretch the cluster across two racks for protection against partner node, power and top-of-rack (ToR) switch failures.
“2-node cluster support is ideal for both edge deployments and also data centre projects, whether they be small or large,” said Siamak Nazari, CEO at Nebulon.
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