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Hedvig Shows Off Several New Applications for CloudScale Reference Architectures

June 21, 2016

Recently, Hedvig Incorporated brought out a new support for enterprise users that were putting infrastructure templates to work in everyday operations. These templates have often been put to work elsewhere, thanks to their reliability as seen in other operations elsewhere. Now, Hedvig's offering up a set of new Docker solutions geared toward giving both DevOps and ITOps at the enterprise level that much extra help.

Hedvig's new solutions are three-fold, with one focusing on the hyperscale integrated system and two focusing strictly on software systems. The new solutions are geared toward saving time and, accordingly, dropping costs by making it easier to bring out container systems with Windows, VM Ware or Docker Datacenter. Built around Quanta Cloud Technology, as well as ClusterHQ and ContainerX technologies, the tools help address issues in the architecture, allowing for both consistency and a degree of flexibility so that the system works equally well in several different deployment possibilities.

Hedvig's hyperscale solution, known as the Quanta CloudScale Reference Architecture for Docker Datacenter, brings together several previous Docker open source tools like Docker Swarm, Docker Engine, and the Docker Universal Control Plane, among others. Hedvig notes that this is an easy-to-install system that offers complete support for data center-level use, yet can run on x86 datacenter-class systems with even just four nodes. It works using a combined force of both the Docker Datacenter full container stack and Hedvig's own Distributed Storage Platform backed up by QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH systems.

Plus, there are two software-only CloudScale Reference Architectures on hand to consider, including one for Windows and VM ware-based container systems. With organizations often choosing to use Docker alongside systems currently in place, the ContainerX CloudScale Reference Architecture works well with current systems. Additionally, the ClusterHQ CloudScale Reference Architecture takes advantage of the ClusterHQ Flocker plugin, using a reference architecture geared toward the highly-available system.

With companies making increasing moves toward software-defined networking (SDN), that means that the hardware has to be in place to support that kind of increased reliance on software. Hedvig's array of systems looks like it should be able to step neatly into current operations and provide results that approach the top of the field. While it will certainly have no shortage of competitors going for that exact same market, it's got a sufficiently powerful and flexible array to make itself worthwhile as a choice in the field.

It may not be enough to distinguish itself in a crowded market, but there's no doubt that Hedvig has an array of tools that should make it a serious contender, if nothing else.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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