What I have to say from separation to converged data center IT infrastructure

Currently, we are in the midst of a revolutionary transformation of enterprise-level data centers that have not been seen in decades. With the continuous expansion of scale, traditional data centers separate computing, storage, and network resources, supplemented by virtualization software for simple resources. Scheduling and management methods are no longer able to meet the needs. Technical innovations at all levels and changes in data center architecture must be carried out, so that virtual machines, virtual networks and storage devices can be allocated and reconfigured in a high-speed and automated manner, without being affected by non-dynamic settings. Due to the limitation of hardware infrastructure, users can flexibly allocate the required IT infrastructure resources according to the application mode to realize the hardware

Currently, we are in the midst of a revolutionary transformation of enterprise-level data centers that have not been seen in decades. With the continuous expansion of scale, traditional data centers separate computing, storage, and network resources, supplemented by virtualization software for simple resources. Scheduling and management methods are no longer able to meet the needs. Technical innovations at all levels and changes in data center architecture must be carried out, so that virtual machines, virtual networks and storage devices can be allocated and reconfigured in a high-speed and automated manner, without being affected by non-dynamic settings. Due to the limitations of hardware infrastructure, users can flexibly allocate the required IT infrastructure resources according to the application mode, and realize the free allocation of hardware resources.

Converged architecture becomes the direction of data center transformation

The design idea of ​​the converged architecture data center is to achieve physical pooling and dynamic reconfiguration of resources through hardware decoupling, and to achieve business-aware on-demand resource combination and configuration through software definition to meet the elastic scalability and ultra-large-scale continuous expansion of the system. The converged architecture can evolve from the hardware and software levels, gradually developing in three stages:

In the first stage, server, storage, and network hardware integration provide a shared computing infrastructure. Realize the centralization and modularization of non-IT resources such as heat dissipation, power supply, and management on the hardware, and use software virtualization technology to realize the pooling and centralized management of IT resources such as computing and storage. The hardware form at this stage can be regarded as “Server as a Computer” (Server as a Computer).

In the second stage, the non-computing part of storage, network and other I/O equipment is further pooled, high-speed interconnection is carried out in the cabinet, and software-defined computing, storage and network are used to meet business needs, and application software is integrated, or Provide similar application functions, that is, treat the entire cabinet as a computer (Rack as a Computer) on the hardware.

The third stage is tightly coupled computing, network, and storage hardware, with storage functions plus optional functions like backup, recovery, replication, deduplication, and compression. Through the management of the software layer and/or hardware, all IT resources such as CPU and memory are finally fully pooled, and resources can be intelligently allocated and combined according to application requirements to achieve a completely business-driven software-defined data center, that is, to integrate the entire data The center is regarded as a computer (Data Center as a Computer).

Inspur’s integrated architecture practice

At present, Inspur has formed a complete hardware reconfiguration product line, which is subdivided into two sub-series for CSP public cloud and private cloud of traditional enterprise users. The product form covers high density, blades, and full cabinets. In terms of form, CSP-oriented products mainly include Scorpio whole cabinet system SR, OCP whole cabinet OR, and high-density servers i24 and i48. For traditional enterprise users, they mainly include the whole cabinet system InCloudRack, blade system I9000, etc. These refactored hardware is equipped with Yunhai OS, which becomes an integrated software and hardware private cloud infrastructure overall solution.

The representative of the first generation of converged architecture infrastructure is the SR whole cabinet server, which adopts a modular design and is divided into six parts: cabinet module, network module, power supply module, server node, centralized fan cooling module, and centralized management module, realizing the hardware Aggregate and support the unified management of the resources of the entire cabinet and automatic deployment of services, integrate the resources of the entire cabinet into a resource pool for computing, storage and network, and perform unified management, dynamic scheduling and flexible allocation of the resource pool.

What I have to say from separation to converged data center IT infrastructure

Inspur SR whole cabinet server

Inspur’s second-generation integrated architecture represents the InCloudRack cloud all-in-one machine. It is a highly flexible, easy-to-expand, and easy-to-manage integrated system optimized for enterprise-level applications such as private cloud and hybrid cloud. The InCloudRack cloud all-in-one machine uses a distributed network at the hardware level to replace the traditional tree-shaped network, and realizes the reconstruction and concentration of resources such as the network. Through the cloud computing platform software Yunhai OS, it realizes the computing, storage and network resources. Pooling and automatic scheduling.

What I have to say from separation to converged data center IT infrastructure

Inspur InCloudRack cloud all-in-one machine

Future Development Trend of Converged Architecture

Converged architecture systems are gradually extending and spreading from the data centers of large Internet companies to the public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud and other enterprise cloud data center markets. We believe that the future converged architecture will further develop in hardware reconstruction and software definition. After I/O is centralized, resources such as CPU, memory, and network will be decoupled and reconstructed. Data center computing, storage, network, and security resources will be fully virtualized and fully integrated, and hardware-level reconstruction and reconstruction will be fully realized. Virtualization can improve efficiency by one to two orders of magnitude compared with current software virtualization, thereby making resource utilization more balanced and more scalable.

Next, Inspur will continue to advance the converged architecture to the third stage, achieve system elastic scaling and ultra-large-scale continuous expansion, further improve resource utilization, save costs and reduce energy consumption, and promote the data center from resource-driven to business-driven Type transformation, truly realize that the data center runs and manages like a computer.

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