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What is QxStack VMware Edition-HC?

 QxStack VMware Edition-HC(High Computing), or QxStack-HC is a pre-validated optimized hyper-converged Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) appliance powered by VMware software. This solution uses a 2U 4-Node server to create an easy-to-deploy building block for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) environment. QxStack-HC natively integrates compute and storage resources into a hyper-converged infrastructure, it offers exceptional IaaS user experience with ease of management.

What is hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI)? Why should I adopt HCI?

Hyper-converged infrastructure refers to the innovative technology that integrates compute, storage and virtualization into a single x86-based system. By adopting hyper-converged infrastructure, users could rely on single vendor. QCT’s pre-validated and pre-configured design drastically reduces the cost and complexity of traditional infrastructure.

What is SDDC?

SDDC extends the concept of virtualization, including abstraction, pooling and automation. It is the abbreviation of software- defined data center, which contains of compute virtualization, software-defined storage and network virtualization. The infrastructure is virtualized from hardware, delivered as a service through software and shares the same resource pool.

What benefits does QxStack-HC bring?

QxStack VMware Edition-HC is a turnkey solution that delivers simple management, reliability, agility and high deployment efficiency with a hyper-converged infrastructure.

QxStack VMware Edition-HC is a hyper-converged IaaS appliance for compute-intensive private cloud. With VMware software, QxStack VMware Edition-HC enables unified management on end-user computing. Besides, it provides elasticity to grow compute and storage resources by adding new systems to meet various business demand. It is a scalable software-defined data center building block providing agility on expanding IaaS service without downtime.

 What is the software stack in QxStack-HC?

 QxStack-HC comes pre-loaded with VMware software stack include vSphere, Virtual SAN and vCenter. Besides, by integrating QCT Auto Deployment Manager, IaaS infrastructure deployment is much easier.

 What is the offering of QxStack-HC?

 QxStack -HC is built with one 2U 4-node high-density server to optimize the performance. To fulfill the workload demand, QxStack -HC provides the capabilities of using compute, and storage resources serving as a common pool and delivers pay-as-you-grow agility to your IaaS deployment.

Can the qualified server nodes be used with any of the qualified networking switches?

QCT provides customers with optional pre-validated network switches. Recommend to choose QuantaMesh switches for QxStack VMware Edition-HC appliance. For more different demand, please visit QCT.io website to see more switch products.

How many users does QxStack-HC support? What is the VDI profile?

QxStack-HC has the capability to support up to 200 VM (VM profile: 4 vCPU 8GB RAM).

What is the difference between QxStack VMware Edition-HC and QxStack VMware Edition-HC?

QxStack VMware Edition-HC is pre-installed with VMware Horizon 7 for VDI environment while QxStack VMware Edition-HC is embedded with vSphere, VSAN and vCenter for IaaS infrastructure. Both of the solutions are pre-validated and pre-configured.

Who should adopt QxStack-HC?

The QxStack VMware Edition-HC is a hyper-converged IaaS appliance for compute-intensive workload. It is specifically designed for compute-intensive workloads in large office, R&D lab, and ROBO (Remote Office and Branch Office) environments. Customers from SMBs, healthcare as well as financial industry often find QxStack-HC an appliance ideal for their needs.

How would I purchase QxStack-HC? How could I request a demo or a Proof of Concept (PoC)?

Get started by contacting QCT representatives or sent inquiry via http://www.qct.io. QCT worldwide solution centers provides the pre-validated environment to ensure the compatibility of hardware platform and software stack. A well-prepared environment will set up for customer to remotely log in for trial.

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