Partnering with Dell and investing in the very latest generation of server hardware and infrastructure technology, we have built our production platform based around Hyper-Converged Infrastructure or HCI.
Rather than utilising individual computing and storage units as separate hardware level entities, HCI processing and storage units are now treated as a collective, single physical entity or cluster, making the whole deployment greater than the sum of its constituent parts.
Our HCI platform boasts a high degree of resilience, as we employ a dedicated replication node within the environment that switches over should a master node experience any kind of failure. This switchover happens within seconds and can take place without hindrance to the end user service.
The introduction of HCI technology affords us the opportunity to boost our core switching infrastructure to 10gbps, ensuring super low levels of network transfer speeds across our core platforms.