Back to The Future with Web-Scale

Infrastructure is going Back to the Future with LAN2LAN’s Web-Scale Secure Accelerated Data Centre solutions. This new transformative approach is set to revolutionise the design and architecture of the modern data centre, providing a “Cloud” type experience.

Its foundation is Nutanix, a unified Hyper-Converged compute and storage layer. The result is a smaller, quicker, simpler infrastructure solution, providing ultra high performance, plus data is protected at all times and analytics and monitoring is built in.

Within the Hyper-Converged infrastructure, Silver Peak’s range of virtual appliances accelerate performance across your WAN. They determine the best path for data traffic between sites and reduce the effects of latency and packet loss. vArmour, the pioneer in next generation virtual, self learning firewalls, provides security with a single enforcement layer of visibility, control and defence against the lateral movement of threats across your network. To complete the solution, Pluribus a leader in network function virtualisation (NSV) provides a top of rack virtual switch enabling a truly software defined infrastructure that integrates into your existing environment.

What Does This Mean To Your Organisation?

Not every organisation is the same and neither are all Hyper-Converged systems. If you are considering Hyper-Converged systems to simplify your data centre and scale your infrastructure predictably on the go, make sure that the solution is built using core Web-Scale principles and architectures.

To help you, LAN2LAN’s industry experts can provide a dedicated Q&A Webex to explain more about Web-Scale architecture and how you can achieve the following benefits:

Predictable scale-out performance with up to 60% reduction in CAPEX and a 10x reduction in rack space.

Avoid or delay costly WAN bandwidth upgrades by eliminating over 95% of WAN traffic. Lower cloud costs by over 50% by reducing data being transferred.

Visibility and protection for 83% of data centre traffic moving laterally (East / West), inside the data centre (not seen by perimeter security)

Ultra low latency delivery on virtual network functions to optimise data centre network utilisation.

Complete the short form below to request a personal Webex for your organisation with one of our Web-Scale experts:

The Future

“By 2017, Web-Scale IT will be an architectural approach found operating
in 50 percent of global organisations, up from less than 10 percent in 2013”

Industry analyst Gartner, Inc.

We don’t have a time machine at LAN2LAN but innovation is at the core of our ethos and Infrastructure is no exception. We strive to create clever solutions that utilise the best combination of established technology and the latest innovation to deliver faster, cheaper and more robust application architecture. Web-Scale is set to revolutionise the design of data centre architecture over the next five years. LAN2LAN’s Secure Accelerated data centre solution is bringing it to you today.

 

Call: 0870 787 4001 or email: info@lan2lan.co.uk
and go Back to the Future and join the Web-Scale revolution.

Read on, to understand the origins of Web-Scale technology and how it enables virtualised organisations to scale and adapt to an evolving marketplace in an agile and cost effective manner.

The History of Web-Scale

Hyper-Converged architecture (where computing and storage is merged into a single layer) was pioneered by Nutanix, to meet the needs of the new generation of Internet companies. Organisations such as Amazon needed the ability to quickly and predictably add infrastructure resources on demand with zero disruption to their operations. They also needed to manage this ever-expanding IT portfolio with a small team and pay for it out of operating expenses (OPEX). In building these distributed systems these companies pioneered a transformative approach to buying, deploying, managing and scaling infrastructure. The same technology that allowed those companies to scale to massive computing environments has now become available to everyone through purpose-built private “Cloud” style virtualised data centres.

The Architecture

The Hyper-Converged system is an architectural model for IT infrastructure in which compute and storage resources are physically packaged in small servers, typically x86 based, which are low cost and readily available. This is very different from the three-tier infrastructure solutions that are prevalent in traditional data centres.

Web-Scale and Legacy Systems

Unlike the digital upstarts most organisations have legacy systems to consider. Migrating these workloads to the new resilient, flexible infrastructure is achieved with automation platforms that reduce risk and ensure stability. LAN2LAN are highly experienced in system migrations and Web-Scale is no exception.

 

Call: 0870 787 4001 or email: info@lan2lan.co.uk
today to arrange a Webex and begin the journey towards a Secure Accelerated Data Centre solution.

The Best of Breed Solutions

nutanix

Nutanix makes Web-Scale accessible to mainstream companies and government agencies without requiring an overhaul of their IT environments. The Nutanix, unified Hyper-Converged compute and storage layer solution is radically simple compared to traditional data centre infrastructures.

Providing predictable scale-out performance.

Reducing CAPEX by 40% to 60%.

Providing up to 10x reduction in rack space.

Offering a 5x reduction in project completion times.

With its current innovations and involvement with some of the largest Cloud providers in the world, Nutanix is, and will continue to be at the forefront of Cloud evolution.

silverpeak

IT organisations around the globe choose Silver Peak WAN optimisation to overcome network performance challenges and lower ongoing WAN costs.

Lowers telecommunication costs.

Avoids or delays costly WAN bandwidth upgrades by eliminating over 95% of WAN traffic.

50% lower Cloud costs by reducing data being transferred.

Silver Peak’s WAN optimisation improves the performance of all organisation and SaaS applications, regardless of transport protocol or version — all without the risk of corrupting data or altering application behaviour. No plug-in’s are required, which expedites deployment and saves both time and money.

vamour

vArmour, the pioneer in next generation virtual, self learning firewalls, provides security with a single enforcement layer of visibility, control and defence against the lateral movement of threats across your network.

Protection for the 83% of data centre traffic moving East / West, inside the data centre (and not seen by perimeter security).

Enforcement across a Data Defined Perimeter.

Defence across physical, virtual or Cloud environments.

Built for the Cloud world where traditional perimeters have disappeared, vArmour’s data centre security solution breaks the cycle of malicious attacks and security breaches by delivering a consistent layer of visibility, control, and threat defence across the Data Defined Perimeter – wherever your data resides – thus removing the gaps in protection inside the data centre.

pluribus

Pluribus Networks is a leader in network function virtualisation (NSV) for private and public Cloud data centres. They provide a top of rack virtual switch enabling a truly software defined infrastructure that integrates into your existing environment.

Ultra low latency delivery on virtual network functions.

Optimising data centre network utilisation.

Maintaining performance, reliability, and availability.

Their systems transform how IT administrators deploy applications so they can realise productivity gains and enable new business models.

Clever Solutions. No Limits.

As our name implies LAN2LAN began life as a network infrastructure company. Network infrastructure has evolved during the last two decades. Despite this IT evolution, there is still a requirement for resilient architecture to underpin your final solution.

Today’s infrastructure can be on-premise, a virtual Cloud service or a hybrid of both. It is critical to make sure the foundation is right for the future to support business critical applications. With our network infrastructure legacy and our consulting and software expertise we are uniquely equipped to devise clever solutions. We understand the emerging technologies and recommend the optimal infrastructure solutions to support your application, service and resource requirements.

 

Call: 0870 787 4001 or email: info@lan2lan.co.uk
today to arrange a Webex and begin the journey towards a Secure Accelerated Data Centre solution.