Hyper & Traditional Servers

  • Hyper & Traditional Servers
    Solve your IT pain points with a future-proof IT solution that best suits your unique needs.
Solve your IT pain points with a future-proof IT solution that best suits your unique needs.
At first, we would like to take a moment to highlight the differences that tell each kind of IT architecture apart from the rest.

The difference between traditional 3TA, Virtual, Converged and Hyper-converged IT Infrastructures

Simply put, Traditional 3-Tier Architecture (3TA) can involve a complex design of the main three IT resources (compute, storage, and network) integrated into a system and managed separately from each other. Traditional servers used in the implementation of 3TA fall into three types: Rack Mount (RM), Tower and Modular server. A Modular server can help you save on space, power, connectivity, management and cost.
Virtualization is when one or more of the components has been abstracted by software from its physical components. On the other hand, converged and hyperconverged infrastructures attempt to address the need for infrastructure integration as a way to reduce deployment and operational costs in general.
Converged infrastructures essentially bundle existing components into a rack level solution typically designed for a specific software stack such as databases or web applications. Scaling is accomplished by adding more servers storage and networking components in a rack or adding entire racks to the IT environment.
Hyper-converged Infrastructure or HCI combines storage and compute into x86 servers with internal hard drives and/or SSDs. They create clusters of self-contained, typically homogenous modules by connecting them all to an IP network and then they scale by adding more modules or nodes, which also adds processing power in each node along the storage capacity. Most HCI’s combine the physical storage devices on each node into a virtual pool, using either a distributed file system or vSAN software. Also known as software-defined storage or SDS, this architecture is the heart of most HCI storage systems. Additionally, some SDS solutions can be deployed as stand-alone storage systems typically growing very large.
HCIs are frequently used for consolidation in small to mid-market companies and in some enterprises, or for standing up dedicated applications. In general, HCI scales more incrementally than converged and can be run by IT generalists. Converged infrastructures, on the other hand, are found on larger environments, typically replacing traditional 3-tier infrastructures. They can scale larger, but usually require more specialized IT skillsets.

Advantages & Challenges of Traditional 3-Tier Architecture

One of the benefits of this kind of environment is that you can pick the vendor of your choice for each tier (storage, computing and networking). For example, you can pick and combine HP servers, IBM storage and Cisco networking. Changing any of these vendors would result in no disruption to the other environments. Another benefit is that each tier is independently scalable. You can add capacity to your storage array, or add servers to your compute stack without having to impact the rest of the environment or take any systems offline. A third benefit is that since you’re using an open set of technologies rather than a validated configuration, there are less constraints as to the solutions you can deploy on this hardware.

By having disparate layers you can also increase reliability and availability by hosting different parts of your application on different servers and utilizing cached results. With a full stack system you have to worry about a server going down and greatly affecting performance throughout your entire system, but with a 3-layer application, the increased independence created when physically separating different parts of an application minimizes performance issues when a server goes down.

Some downsides to the traditional deployment is that it can take up more physical space, it can be more costly, and repurposing components for other workloads can be cumbersome. We can surely mitigate these disadvantages and help businesses and organizations across KSA to solve management, cost and capacity planning concerns.

Helping Saudi Businesses Solve Issues, Modernize & Utilize Their IT Infrastructure To Their Best Advantage

As a well-positioned IT market leader and digital transformation enabler in Saudi Arabia, Ctelecoms has extensive expertise in the design, planning and implementation of all kinds of IT infrastructure solutions. We’ve helped dozens of organizations in KSA streamline IT management, foster operations, promote security, reduce costs and eliminate IT bottlenecks across several areas of their IT environment, and we can help you too!

Our strategic partnerships with Dell EMC and VMware enable us to offer the best IT solution with the best support service ever. Whether you’re looking to enhance IT operations or solve issues with your traditional 3TA or migrate to converged or HCI to enjoy a single point of contact and enable the highest IT flexibility for all aspects of your IT environment, or adopt the latest virtualization technologies in the market to unlock your potential to accomplish better results, we are always there for you.

Our extensive range of best-in-class, fully managed IT services and solutions are designed to help you reach unprecedented levels of IT resiliency, security and cost-efficiency, while freeing your IT staff to focus on strategic business initiatives, rather than maintenance and support.

Below are a few more reasons to choose Ctelecoms as your IT digital transformation enabler:

  • Ctelecoms is an authorized Dell EMC Service Delivery Partner (SDP) who can deliver and expertly implement Dell EMC solutions on behalf of the global vendor itself.
  • Ctelecoms is the preferred and ONLY Dell EMC Partner in Saudi Arabia who received Dell Marketing Excellence Award for two years in a row (2019-2020).
  • Ctelecoms team has the best people in designing and implementing Dell EMC solutions. Our certified, well-trained team of experts will make your IT experience feel like a breeze.
  • Ctelecoms is your single point of contract that delivers fully managed converged, hyperconverged and virtualization solutions covering hardware delivery, SLA contracts, SDP ticketing system, maintenance contracts, health reporting, re-operation and more.

If you’d like to speak to one of our team about our latest IT technologies and products, please call us on +966 12 261 9667 or email info@ctelecoms.com.sa.

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