Are you able to keep up with rapidly increasing customer demands while providing efficient, flexible solutions that drive lower TCO for you and your customers? Learn how a new class of software-defined hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platforms that combine containers, virtual machines (VMs) and storage can help you increase efficiency and performance, and launch new and differentiating services to fuel future growth.
An example of how one service provider successfully leveraged an HCI is Caravan Aero. The company provides business cloud services including virtual hosting, VPS, IaaS and virtual data centers. Caravan, facing challenges that are similar to those faced by many other service providers, was looking for opportunities to improve the value of its cloud services and the overall customer experience, especially for its enterprise end user customers.
To address these challenges, Caravan implemented Virtuozzo’s software-defined hyperconverged infrastructure solution to offer performance-based SLAs for its premium services to customers. Moving to an HCI platform provides Caravan the flexibility to support any type of customer workload, and to achieve new levels of system performance, while providing cost savings benefits that drive higher profits. This innovative approach has helped shorten sales, customer testing and adoption cycles, and has ultimately helped Caravan become more successful.
Caravan Aero is one of the first public service companies to offer a binding SLA based on Virtuozzo. While all the services include SLA for uptime, Caravan was the first provider in the region to offer performance-based SLA for its premium services to business customers. In addition, the company’s implementation of an HCI solution enabled it to exceed performance standards and achieve 30x better performance.
Alexander Miroch, CTO, Caravan Aero explains the benefits his company has achieved: “Unlike competing products, Virtuozzo delivers a pure software solution that is highly flexible. It runs on any hardware and has the ability to run both container and VMs to optimize performance. The software leverages all storage resources in a single pool to significantly reduce costs — whether locating heavy DB on all-SSD storage or light ‘routers’ on a standard storage tier.”
By leveraging containers and storage as a single hyperconverged infrastructure that can run on any existing hardware, service providers can deliver better performance that can open up new services to differentiate in today’s market and provide greater availability, security and flexibility. This software-based approach requires no expensive, proprietary or dedicated hardware to deliver world-class service performance and availability.
To learn more about Caravan Aero’s success with implementing a hyperconverged infrastructure, read the full case study.
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