Bull has unveiled an all-in-one virtualization server, which it said will simplify, secure, and reduce implementation costs of virtualized infrastructures.
The NovaScale VMBox virtualization server offers storage sub-systems and pre-loaded software, as well as Bull’s Calypso backup product. Bull said configurations are pre-integrated to enable faster deployment and lower costs.
The first two NovaScale VMBox configurations support VMware ESX Server 3.5, with the VMware VirtualCenter Foundation management platform hosted on a separate NovaScale server.
The NovaScale VMBox Discovery includes two NovaScale Universal servers, a Bull StoreWay storage sub-system with a 2.4 TB capacity, and VMware Infrastructure Standard Edition. Up to 16 virtual machines can be managed by this cluster.
The NovaScale VMBox Enterprise includes NovaScale Universal (a total of 32 cores), Bull StoreWay storage sub-systems with a 3.6 TB capacity, and VMware Infrastructure Enterprise Edition. Up to 32 virtual machines can be managed by this cluster which can be extended by adding additional nodes, each node supporting 32 additional virtual machines.
Olivier Gaumont, director of enterprise server business unit at Bull, said: As a pre-integrated and tested solution, NovaScale VMbox provides high availability through a complete redundancy of components and a total compliance with VMware recommendations.