Computing and storage systems | IT company Pixel

Computing and storage systems

 

Data Center Potok™ is a complete, manageable, scalable system designed to process, store, restore, distribute and protect data.

The main tasks of this system are:

- automation of management of the Customer's business processes;
- providing him with the necessary IT services with a given level of quality and reliability, information and physical security.

The functionality of the subsystems and the component composition of the Potok ™ data center are not constant, are determined at the design stage and can change based on the needs of management and business, as well as taking into account the requirements and wishes of the Customer.

The data centers created and supported by the Company guarantee the efficiency of investments made in modern technologies for ensuring security, continuity, efficiency and business development.

Data center capabilities

  • continuous data availability
  • lower total cost of ownership
  • minimization of the human factor influence on data safety
  • increasing the level of services provided to users

 

 

Regardless of the scope of the automated activity and the type of controlled process of the data center, Potok ™ is used in automated systems:

  • management of manufacturing enterprises;
  • control of technological processes;
  • data processing and transmission;
  • design;
  • technological preparation of production;
  • scientific research;
  • military use;
  • management in various industries;
  • control and testing, as well as in various combinations of the listed systems.

 

Data center implementation result

Creation and implementation of infrastructure based on the Potok ™ data center allows you to provide:

  • centralization of data storage and management of information resources;
  • the necessary availability of information resources;
  • reducing the cost of supporting computing resources;
  • provision of fault-tolerant infrastructure services with a certain level of availability;
  • high level of protection of processed and stored data.

Technologies

In our solutions we use the advanced technologies of Cisco Sytems, Hewlett-Packard, APC by Schneider Electric, Rittal, Supermicro, Intel, Microsoft

Technical specifications

Data center construction Potok™ is based on the principles of various standard and non-standard, as well as supercomputer architectures that implement centralized and distributed data processing.

Data center technical facilities are implemented on RISC and CISC platforms, their combinations, supporting most of the known methods and protocols for processing, storing, restoring, distributing and transmitting data.

Data Center Potok™ operates under most well-known operating systems, supports application software applications and database management systems on their platforms, including massively parallel applications.

To ensure the functioning of the Potok ™ data center, life support systems of any complexity are used, including solutions for the physical protection of infrastructure.

The choice of a class of technical solutions is determined by the established level of data center fault tolerance (Tier class according to the classification of the TIA-942 standard).

 

High Density Server System — A high-density server system (hereinafter referred to as HDSS) is a modern concept of building an economical and scalable subsystem of computing equipment within a data processing center (hereinafter referred to as a data center).
HDSS includes server equipment, networking modules, resource virtualization technologies and has design capabilities for installing all components of a modern data center within a single construct (chassis).

The applied virtualization tools and the system of adaptive management combine the resources of the UTS for collective use in processing various combinations of workloads.

HDSS in the information system infrastructure can achieve significant cost savings through component densification and reduced cabling, shared systems management, virtualization, power and cooling costs, simplified deployment, and fast server interchangeability.

HDSS can be used as a subsystem of corporate data centers, as well as act as a computing center for the information system of a small company, due to its design features and applied technologies.

Capabilities

  • increasing the efficiency of equipment loading
  • optimization of resource management
  • simplify and accelerate the deployment of new IT services
  • reduced administration costs
  • increasing system availability

Structure   Structure the SSEP includes:

  • server equipment;
  • interconnect modules;
  • software (software);
  • SSVP control subsystem.

The design of the HDSS is intended for the installation of servers of a special design, called "blade" (from the English "blade"). At the level of system and application software, the "blade" does not differ from a typical server installed in a standard mounting rack.

HDSS includes a flexible chassis with redundant I / O, power, cooling and management systems, as well as blade servers and storage of the same design. The use of an HDSS means equipping with a functional management subsystem and installation, launch and maintenance services.

Approaches

There are three main approaches in which the use of SSEP is the best solution:

 
  • in projects for the consolidation of computing processes and company resources, which provides the Customer with:
    • - increasing the level of data security;
    • - decrease in the indicators of the total cost of ownership of the infrastructure, by reducing the cost of maintenance;
    • - administration of server hardware and support for the functioning of various applications.
  • when creating infrastructure for deploying systems for new projects. The solution is used to create and support new business processes in companies with existing IT infrastructure and those at the stage of intensive development, where in the foreseeable future a significant increase in computing power may be required (such projects include terminal access systems, web services, billing systems );
  • organization of IT infrastructure in newly opened companies and business projects. HDSS can be used as a subsystem of corporate data centers, as well as act as a computing center for the information system of a small company, due to its design features and applied technologies.

 

Data Storage System Pixel™ data storage system (Pixel™ storage system) — is a complex software and hardware solution for organizing reliable data storage and providing guaranteed access to them. The ability to access and manage data is a prerequisite for the functioning of business processes. Irrecoverable data loss exposes the company's business to serious danger, since, unlike lost computing equipment, damaged data, in the absence of a well-designed and implemented storage resource management system, cannot be recovered.

The use of technologies for optimal resource allocation, data deduplication in combination with interactive management of the information storage system reduces the requirements for storage resources, which allows you to reduce the cost of maintaining the information system, as well as the total cost of ownership.

The choice of solution and the composition of the data storage system is determined at the design stage, based on the needs of the company's business tasks.

How to choose and buy a data storage system (DSS)?

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Storage capabilities Pixel

  • optimization, management and allocation of disk space for data storage
  • ensuring that the operating system of the server equipment is loaded from the storage network
  • quick replacement of a failed server and restoration of the information system in the shortest possible time

System structure

Data warehouse, disk arrays — the main data storage equipment, data processing, the formation of a logical structure of its storage (disk volumes and file systems) is performed on server equipment.

The storage area network is designed to provide storage of files, as well as high-speed access to devices from the storage system at the block level and connect them using a high-speed network. SANs help improve the utilization of storage resources by providing the ability to allocate any resource to any node on the network.

Storage software is designed to solve data storage management tasks, improve data access performance, collect statistics on the intensity of work with data and other technological tasks.

The storage resource management subsystem is designed to manage the quality of storage services. It is tightly integrated with the management system and includes proactive planning, reactive monitoring and operational storage maintenance.

The storage resource management subsystem is based on the storage network hardware resource management tools. Storage resources are managed by centrally monitoring storage infrastructure assets, analyzing their usage and measuring performance, and performing a variety of other functions to ensure that applications are provisioned with the storage resources they need and transform enterprise storage into an IT service for business units.

Data storage system (DSS) Pixel provides reliable storage of information. Disk storage system is a data storage device for organizing the safety of information, which includes reliable components from world manufacturers Supermicro and HP.

 

The data transmission network is designed to ensure the sharing of computing resources, as well as for the collection, distributed processing and transmission of dispersed information. The network can be focused on performing certain functions in accordance with the profile of the enterprise.

A data transmission network is created to provide potential access to any resource for any network user. The quality of access to a resource, as a global characteristic of the functioning of a data transmission network, can be described by many indicators, the choice of which depends on the tasks facing the computer network.

The performance of a data transmission network as a system serving users can be estimated by the total amount of information and computing work performed by all the devices that are part of it.

The network equipment that is part of the data transmission network is not permanent and is determined at the design stage.
The goal of network design is to select the composition of technical devices, communication facilities, structure and organization of a computer network, based on the characteristics of a functioning object, that would fulfill the basic requirements for the quality of information support under given cost constraints. The choice of the architecture of the data transmission network, the class of active network equipment depends on the established level of fault tolerance.

The universal cable system of the data transmission network meets the requirements of the international standard ISO / IEC 11801 "Universal cable systems of buildings and the adjacent territory of the Customer" and TKP 45-4.04-27-2006 "Devices for communication and dispatching of engineering equipment of residential and public buildings". At the design stage, cabling and data transmission media are determined.

Pixel LLC designs data transmission networks in accordance with the current GOST standards and rules. When designing data transmission networks, the company focuses on equipment from leading manufacturers (HP, Cisco, etc.) certified in Belarus.

 

 

Basic indicators

  • performance;
  • fault tolerance;
  • reliability;
  • controllability;
  • extensibility;
  • cost.

 

Data transmission network composition

 
  • - universal cabling system (including communication nodes with cabinets, patch panels, cable organizers, etc.);
  • - active network equipment (including management and control software).

Phases of creating a data transmission network

 
  • survey and formation of user requirements for the system;
  • development and approval of technical specifications;
  • draft design (development of preliminary design solutions, explanatory notes and local estimates);
  • technical project (development of ready-made design solutions, documentation for the system and its parts, as well as development and execution of documentation for the supply of equipment for completing the system);
  • commissioning (preparation of automation objects for commissioning the system, training and education of personnel, completing the system with supplied equipment, construction and installation work, commissioning, pilot testing, pilot operation, acceptance tests);
  • system support (performance of work in accordance with warranty obligations, post-warranty service).