HyperGrid Brings Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Containers To The Cloud

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Hyper-converged infrastructure technology developer HyperGrid is moving its offering to the cloud, giving partners a platform for running applications in private and public clouds.

HyperGrid Tuesday unveiled HyperCloud, which provides containerization, scale-out cloud, seamless workload migration and other cloud functionalities built around a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance with integrated compute, storage and networking capabilities, said Manoj Nair, chief product officer of the Mountain View, Calif.-based vendor.

HyperCloud is a hybrid cloud offering with Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service and application services built in, Nair told CRN.

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"It's an entire stack that lets IT transform existing applications and containerize them, or take advantage of new applications like Splunk as a service," he said.

The genesis of HyperCloud stems from the former Gridstore's July acquisition of DCHQ, a small developer of technology that turns hyper-converged infrastructure into a service. Gridstore renamed itself HyperGrid after the acquisition.

Prior to that, Gridstore focused on selling hyper-converged infrastructure appliances, but last spring switched its focus to hyper-converged infrastructure as a service.

HyperCloud is the next step in the evolution of hyper-converged appliances, Nair said. "You can use it in a private cloud, or in one of over 18 public clouds," he said. "We provide the governance and security. You pay for what you use. If you use 100 VMs [virtual machines], you pay for 100 VMs, even if it's deployed in a data center."

HyperCloud provides all the necessary compute, storage and networking capabilities needed to build a hybrid cloud, Nair said. "We want to get IT teams in the mode of consuming IT, not building it," he said.

The offering allows channel partners to help customers migrate much of their environment to a service, including hyper-converged infrastructure, VMware, Microsoft SQL, Splunk, containers and more, Nair said.

HyperGrid is using HyperCloud to bring cloud economics to hyper-converged infrastructure, said Ron Salazar, general manager at MR2 Solutions, an Irvine, Calif.-based solution provider that just recently signed with HyperGrid.

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