8kpc launched two new hyper-converged infrastructure products in India which disrupt the industry through high performance, scalability and simplicity for business critical workloads. The 8kpc products are priced at less than half the cost in comparison to other systems in the industry and are deployable in an hour.
“Our focus is to provide hyper-convergence with a difference. We have developed a pragmatic solution for extraordinary data scaling for the Indian market which will fit well into sectors such as BFSI, Retail, Manufacturing and Healthcare”, says Ram Appalaraju, President and CEO, 8kpc. “For use cases such as VDI and workload consolidation, we are bringing a highly innovative and yet affordable, platform.
The converged infrastructure category has been evolving to bring much-needed agility to IT and is seeing global adoption among enterprises at an accelerated rate. According to Gartner, India will be the second largest market and also the second fastest growing market for data center infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region. Current data center infrastructure solutions are complex and expensive and the market is looking for solutions that deliver high capability at an affordable rate. With the launch of the HCA 1000 and the HCA 2000, 8kpc has provided solutions for data centers for consolidating virtualized workloads, VDI and high performance data scaling that’s appropriate for mid-markets and enterprises.
“8kpc is committed to architectural innovation for delivering business application performance and managing data explosion through simple to use cost-effective products.”, says Mahesh Venkatraman, Founder and CTO, 8kpc “8kpc’s benefits over other alternatives include 50-100% application performance improvement, 70% reduction in operating expenses, 50% reduction in capital expenses and the solutions are future proof for at least the next 10 years”, he added.
8kpc’s technological focus is to equip customers with the right innovation to manage large volumes of data, deliver application performance and outstanding user experience with zero complexity. The company’s vision is to innovate in software while leveraging industry standard system components for solving complex real-time computing problems. The company is privately well funded and is led by an experienced leadership team.
Today’s product announcement includes the HCA 1000 and HCA 2000 appliances that are based on high speed flash as primary storage, optimized for business applications. These are high performance scale-out systems and include advanced orchestration, monitoring and management software. These products take about an hour to deploy and a few minutes to scale, are easy to operate and need no special skills to manage. The solutions are designed in a modular structure, with a ‘pay-as-you need’ model and they provide ultrafast data movement to enable real-time analytics and decision making.
8kpc excels in delivering best-in-class VDI and hosted desktop solutions use cases. The advanced capabilities in the appliance allows for supporting over 200 users in a single appliance with sustained high user experience.
The 8kpc product is a single appliance designed to replace multiple servers, storage and networking systems. The data protection and storage functions are included for free, which is ideal for verticals such as healthcare which manage large amounts of critical patient data to meet regulatory needs. The HCA 2000 is optimized to deliver over 400,000 sustainable IOPS and is well suited for real-time analytics workloads across all major verticals.