In recent years there has been a trend towards specialization in data center solutions. This trend is driven by the wide adoption of cloud computing, virtualization, and storage area networks. Most data center solution providers focus on a limited number of technologies and solutions. Thinkmate, as a leading custom solutions provider, offers a full range of application-ready turnkey solutions for mission-critical data centers.
Thinkmate is a premier white box server supplier of rack solutions for data centers. Thinkmate’s range of RAX standard rack mount servers and HDX high density rack mount servers are ideal for any virtualization, cloud, and SAN solution. These servers make up the foundation of Thinkmate’s turnkey data center solutions running VMware® software.
The industry-leading virtualization platform, VMware vSphere® enables any application to be virtualized making it highly available and resilient. Together with Thinkmate RAX-VM servers, they offer the ideal platform for any cloud environment. Thinkmate RAX-VM configurations available to run vSphere include 1U and 2U size servers with up to two Intel® Xeon® CPUs, 512GB of RAM, eight SAS/SATA drives, and 56-Gigabit FDR InfiniBand and Fibre Channel interconnects.
For virtual SAN data center solutions, Thinkmate offers a large portfolio of VMware-certified servers running VMware vSAN. These servers are available in 1U and 2U sizes. Several of the 2U server configurations contain four server nodes per 2U chassis. These run eight Intel Xeon CPUs and support up to 768GB of memory and 12TB of storage. Over 400 virtual machines can run using each of these high density configurations. Thinkmate-configured VMware vSAN data center solutions provide industry-leading reliability, performance, cooling, power efficiency, and capacity.
To enable the quick build out of core virtual infrastructure services in a Software-Defined Data Center, Thinkmate sells an appliance powered by VMware EVO:RAIL™. The Thinkmate hardware driving this appliance is a 2U rack server chassis containing four server nodes offering 100GHz of compute power, 768GB of memory, and 14.4TB of storage capacity, in addition to 1.6TB of flash memory for I/O acceleration. Thinkmate’s EVO:RAIL appliance delivers virtualized compute, networking, storage, and management capabilities using an intuitive interface that enables full configuration and starting of the first virtual machine within minutes. It automates the process of creating a network, adding virtual machines, and creating a virtual SAN datastore. With Thinkmate’s EVO:RAIL appliance, implementing virtual data center solutions has never been faster and easier.
In addition to VMware virtual SAN, Thinkmate offers Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Cluster-in-a-Box and Nexenta SAN/NAS data center solutions.
Thinkmate’s Cluster-in-a-Box solution includes 2U or 3U chassis with two fault-tolerant server nodes per chassis. Each node runs dual Intel Xeon and support up to 32TB storage for the 3U footprint and up to 20TB for the 2U footprint. An additional 384TB can be supported using Thinkmate JBOD expansion units. Thinkmate’s Cluster-in-a-Box comes ready to deploy as it is preinstalled with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard and preconfigured with failover clustering across the two nodes in each chassis.
Nexenta’s NexentaStor™ is the leading OpenStorage enterprise-class storage solution. Thinkmate’s Nexenta solution incorporates Thinkmate’s RAX 1U servers and 2U and 4U sized Thinkmate STX JBOD expansion units. The RAX servers are implemented as a Nexenta storage appliance and a Nexenta storage controller. These servers contain dual Intel® Xeon® CPUs, 6Gb/s SAS 2.0 controllers, twelve 3.5" SAS/SATA hot-swappable drives, and are preinstalled with NexentaStor™ as the operating system. The STX 2U JBOD expansion units can contain up to twenty-four 2.5” or twelve 3.5” SAS/SATA hot-swappable drives. The larger 4U expansion unit can contain up to forty-five 3.5” SAS/SATA hot-swappable drives. Using open standards and protocols, Thinkmate’s Nexenta solution can easily be upgraded with great savings over other proprietary data center solutions.