Hyperconverged Infrastructure from Sangfor



Sangfor HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure) is the new generation of cloud IT architecture that is built on the innovative 3rd generation, hyper-converged infrastructure platform. By converging compute, storage, networking and security on a single software stack, Sangfor HCI provides a 1-stop software-defined data centre solution which is extremely simplified in architecture, ultimately reliable for business-critical applications and dramatically easy to use in management.

Product Models

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  • Sangfor HCI aServer appliance for easy and quick deployment
  • Sangfor HCI software + 3rd party server for flexible deployment

Features & Benefits

Reliable and Stable

0PRO & 99,99 % Availability

  • Native HA
  • Intergrated backup & CDP
  • Multi-copy data redundancy
  • Optimized by critical apps

High Performance

50% higher IOPS than peers

  • Data Striping
  • SSD caching & tiering
  • data locality
  • AI-based DB optimization

Simplified & Easy to Use

One IT Platform to Manage ALL

  • Fully converged
  • Unified management
  • Resource visualization
  • Automation & orchestration with SCP

Success Stories

Below you will find all the Success Stories of Sangfor, classified by Industry, such as Enterprises, Governments, Schools & Universities, etc.

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Saint Louis University (SLU) Advancing Through Digital Transformation

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Cloud and Infrastructure

Unstructured Data Storage, Growth, and Management Solutions

Unstructured data management — while historically the more unconventional form of data - provides invaluable insight for organizations and businesses alike. Today, it makes up 80 to 90 percent of all the data in the world with that number predicted to rise. According to research conducted by Datamation in 2018, unstructured data has been said to be growing at a rate of 55 to 65 percent per annum. While data growth is positive, it requires befitting storage. We discuss the challenges brought on by unstructured data as well as the numerous benefits and insight it provides.  What Is Unstructured Data? The Institute of Statistics Information defines unstructured data as data that is heterogeneous in format and requires considerable pre-processing before it can be used in a model. Examples are tweets, social network profiles and postings, and tech support cases or maintenance requests.  Where structured data can be classified into predefined fields for analysis, unstructured data is more complex and less rigid in its format. This makes unstructured data more difficult to manage without modern tools such as advanced and versatile analytics software, deep learning technology, and data visualization tools.  What Forms Does Unstructured Data Come in? With over 80% of data formats being unstructured, an equally considerable number of the data we know of is unstructured. The forms range from media, visual, audio, sensor data, IoT (internet of things), text data, and much more. The subcategories of these formats include emails, voice recordings, videos, images, messages, and social media texts.  It does not end there. Along with structured and unstructured data, is semi-structured data. Semi-structured data can be defined as data that can’t be organized in relational databases or does not have a strict structural framework, yet does have some structural properties or a loose organizational framework. Semi-structured data includes text that is organized by subject or topic or fits into a hierarchical programming language, yet the text within is open-ended, having no structure itself as per the definition by MonkeyLearn.   Some examples of this are emails, which are unstructured but have information such as sender, recipient, date, and subject — all of which are structured data. Or a video which is unstructured data, taken using a Nikon camera, with details such as the location at which it was taken, the device that was used and the time — these stamps are structured data.  While these are only some of the kinds of unstructured data, some of the familiar challenges faced by organizations navigating the management and storage include scalability, volume, and centralization. Data storage options such as NAS, object-based, and SAN storage provide solutions.  What Storage Options Exist for Unstructured Data? TechTarget states that the type of storage required by unstructured data will be dependent on two things: the capacity of the data, as well as the I/O requirements of the organization. The capacity could vary depending on the volume; data can come in all sizes from minor MBs to extreme GBs. Input/Output requirements can differ not only from one organization to another but also vastly within the same organization from low to high.  Object-based storage, which is the data storage architecture used to manage copious amounts of unstructured data, is the native format of the cloud. And, as the benefits of cloud storage include scalability, agility, unstructured data can be managed and stored on clouds which provides a cost-effective solution.  IBM explains how object storage removes the complexity and scalability challenges of a hierarchical file system with folders and directories. Objects can be stored locally, but most often reside on cloud servers, with accessibility from anywhere in the world.  Another particularly popular benefit is that the program interfaces of object storage also make it ideal for DevOps.  NAS (Network Attached Storage) enables centralized access to, management, and backup of files which makes it ideal for collaboration. Furthermore, NAS supports virtualization which accommodates high-performance deployments and high capacity with differing levels of performance. In addition to that, NAS is POSIX-compliant enabling the run of UNIX programs and assisting with compatibility and portability between different operating systems.  SAN (Storage Area Network) provides access to block-level data storage over Ethernet with a high speed and low latency ideal for media and multiple application servers. The advantage of SAN’S latency is one in which NAS’s lag becomes noticeable for demanding environments such as large files.  The above are only some of the benefits of each storage system. With the growing use of and developments in systems such as machine learning, image analysis, and 3D rendering, organizations that have not already will have to reassess the alignment of their data with management methods that meet their needs. NAS, object-based, and SAN are just the tip of the iceberg.  Conclusion A vast amount of the data that exists today is unstructured, and this amount continues to grow contributing to it being the largest type of data present. This is not a dreadful thing as unstructured data provides information that can be invaluable, particularly to organizations and businesses and their performance. However, its value lies in being able to adequately manage and utilize it. Due to its large volume, lack of structure, variety in format and overall complexity, the processing, and storage of unstructured data pose a challenge. The proper management of this lies in understanding its vastness and finding solutions such as cloud services tailored to unstructured data.  FAQs Which storage system is right for my organization? This differs for each organization. Each has its advantages and limitations with factors such as abstraction and application being taken into account.  Which vendors provide the storage options covered above? Sangfor provides advanced HCI cloud services alongside AWS and Azure, to name a few. Dell, IBM, and NetApp provide on-prem scale-out NAS services, and Dell, Hewlett, and Hitachi.   Why Sangfor Sangfor EDS is distributed storage which adopts fully symmetric distributed architecture. It can provide block, file, and object storage services, use high-performance block storage pools to carry structured data and capacity general-purpose storage pools to carry massive unstructured data. Sangfor EDS can expand up to EB-level storage space. At the same time, it supports iSCSI, NFS, CSI, HDFS, S3 and other storage protocols to connect with different types of business systems. With Sangfor HCI and EDS, customers can build a stable, secure, and agile infrastructure to carry all data and business systems with high performance. Contact Us to know more about Sangfor products and solutions for your cloud requirements.  

Cloud and Infrastructure

Cloud Computing in the Healthcare Industry

Cloud computing has been adopted as the preferred optimized IT Infrastructure in the healthcare sector. According to Veritis, 83 percent of the healthcare sector is currently using the Cloud for their core operations. Beyond the underlying infrastructure, it becomes the cornerstone to enable EMR, Tele-Health, IOMT, AI and Big Data. Cloud use turns the healthcare services from siloed-driven applications into patient-centric services. It breaks the geographical constraints, unlocks the data analytic potentials for best treatment decision making and embraces intelligence throughout the healthcare systems. The ultimate goal is to realize a Smart Healthcare Industry that provides better healthcare quality and universal healthcare coverage to everyone. Sangfor cloud team has written an article specifically to describe the role that cloud computing plays in the healthcare industry. Let’s dive in below. What Is Healthcare Cloud Computing? According to Galen Data, “cloud computing in healthcare describes the practice of implementing remote servers accessed via the internet to manage healthcare-related data. This is in contrast to establishing an on-site data center with servers or hosting the data on a personal computer.” We understand the fundamental role that technology plays in healthcare and its development. While that addresses aspects such as medicine and technologies directly related to assessment and treatment, all these operations provide data. This presents yet another facet of healthcare that needs managing. Cloud computing provides a modern solution for collecting, analyzing, presenting, storing, and protecting data — an important resource in industries where data is utilized in almost every process. Additionally, with the technological advancements in healthcare such as remote monitoring, natural language processing APIs, and telehealth cloud technology will endure advancing to fit novel digital health settings in multiple important means for years to come. As stated in a report compiled by Precedence Research. The report further concludes that the global healthcare cloud computing market size was valued at USD 30.5 billion in 2021 and is predicted to surpass around USD 127.04 billion by 2030 with a registered CAGR of around 17.2% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030. The increased acceptance of the use of cloud computing in healthcare continues to influence and grow its use as its value of it is recognized. Why Is Cloud Computing Necessary in the Healthcare Industry? The high volume of data in the healthcare industry presents the challenge of data management. This means that a great part of the role that cloud computing plays in healthcare can be attributed to data management. Self-managed data systems surface issues such as hardware acquirement, maintenance, security, storage, limited scalability without additional costs, centralization of data which limits accessibility and collaboration, and harder-to-update systems that miss the ever-rising advancements in cloud computing and I.T. Built In writer Mike Thomas writes “Cloud computing in healthcare increases the efficiency of the industry while decreasing costs. Cloud computing makes medical record-sharing easier and safer, automates backend operations, and even facilitates the creation, and maintenance of, telehealth apps.” What Are the benefits of Cloud Computing in Healthcare?  Collaboration & Accessibility: The use of a cloud allows for collaboration across departments, with different members of staff such as nurses and doctors, and even stakeholders. A cloud makes information readily available for use, receipt, and sharing as well as accessible from anywhere. This also makes systems such as remote conferencing doable. Furthermore, it allows for collaboration across different healthcare facilities for access to data such as past doctors for contact and any existing patient history.  Data Security: Data security is a top priority not only for healthcare professionals but also for patients. By implementing a cloud strategy, organizations eliminate the high risk that comes with non-cloud data storage measures. Cloud computing systems can protect against potential threats by assessing and removing any present vulnerabilities. Cloud strategies can further ensure the protection of data through HIPAA compliance standards. Sangfor’s Endpoint Security works not only to recover and combat malware but also to detect any vulnerabilities open to potential threats.  Scalability: A cloud strategy for data management takes into consideration the constant changes in data such as upscaling, downscaling, data removal, and entrée; and adapts to the needs of the organization. This caters to the constant inflow of data in healthcare. Cost: The cost of maintenance that comes with storing, processing, and securing data privately can prove expensive and limiting, especially where organizations need to scale. Pay-as-you-go services offered by cloud platforms allow for the use of storage and scalability only as needed. In the long run, organizations see a significant drop in costs and a greater return on investment in cloud services.  Interoperability: Care Cloud defines interoperability in healthcare as “the ability for various healthcare information technology (HIT) to exchange, interpret and use data cohesively.” The vast array of technologies and platforms used in healthcare means that systems often function separately. Cloud interoperability allows for efficient access to multiple different platforms all from a single environment. This includes health information not only between staff but also between patients. Storage: The use of the cloud for storage is amongst its most popular and highly demanded functions. The infrastructure demands and security issues that on-premises storage tend to cause make the externally managed and maintained and focus placed on security the viable solution for organizations. Conclusion Transforming to Cloud is not merely about bringing in a Cloud Management Platform (CMP). The key is to introduce Automation and Orchestration. Its speed enables fast Time-To-Market and adaptiveness to market changes. Its intelligence empowers process efficiency to another level. Its service-driven capability opens limitless innovation possibilities. The Cloud XaaS Service-driven model is a simplified layman concept that easily connects cloud transformation to business strategy increasing competitive edge, creating new revenue streams, and being more resilient in the face of disruptive market changes. This strategic alignment transforms IT from a Support Center into a Profit Center. The key is simplification. It defeats the purpose if the Cloud is too complex to start, too costly to justify, and too bulky to protect. Now is the best time ever to justify and expedite Cloud Transformation and leap into Healthcare Digitalization towards Smart Healthcare realization. FAQs How do non-cloud healthcare participants make the move to the cloud? For those who have not already made the transition and are still using non-cloud management systems, a hybrid cloud strategy allows for organizations to reap the benefits of cloud strategies while maintaining the aspects of non-cloud systems they prefer to manage privately. Are there any disadvantages to using the cloud? As with anything, there are challenges that organizations may face throughout their cloud journeys such as unexpected downtimes, meeting compliance requirements, potential disasters, etc. However, with the correct strategy, and a hands-on vendor, all potential challenges are planned for beforehand eliminating worry. Why Sangfor?  Sangfor’s HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure)-based Cloud offers on-site Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and off-site Sangfor Managed Cloud Services (MCS) solution with centralized Sangfor Cloud Platform (SCP). It has built-in backup and DR solution and embraces all-round security throughout the cloud platform. You can now start your Cloud Transformation journey in a simple, cost-effective, and secure way today. 

Cloud and Infrastructure

Green Computing for a Greener and More Sustainable Future

Innovation is a core value for organizations wishing to grow through the fourth industrial revolution and come out stronger and with greater value to provide for an ever-changing world. For decades the development of the world meant the simultaneous deterioration of the environment as a source of the resources extracted from it for all sorts of development purposes. Now more than ever, we feel and recognize the damage caused by inconsiderate and unsustainable living. This has sparked a worldwide movement toward sustainable development and overall living. By holding sustainability as the core value that informs all our decisions, we contribute to more energy-efficient environments, resource security, and an improved way of life. What Does “Going Green” Mean in Sustainability? According to thrall.org, “going green” means to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.  What Are Green Cloud and Green Computing? While cloud computing refers to the use of remote computing services or IT resources such as storage, backup, servers, analytics, networks, databases, and software; Green Cloud Computing makes these resources available through less environmentally demanding and more efficient resulting methods. Medium states that “Green Cloud Computing not only provides effective processing and infrastructure usage but also saves energy. Green computing is a method of reducing the consumption of computing resources as well as the negative consequences on the environment.” The International Energy Agency estimates that 1% of all global electricity is used by data centers and that by 2025, data centers will consume 1/5 of the world’s power supply. The majority of the energy demand comes from powering the servers, but they in turn produce heat and need to be cooled. The carbon footprint created by data centers can be lowered through cloud computing strategies, and by green effort inclusion in those strategies. “In conventional IT sectors, on-premises servers were used for a lot of computation, which required a lot of planning, high expenses, and a lot of storage. It also resulted in a high level of energy usage. To avoid all of this, cloud computing was created, and numerous difficulties were solved as a result of its on-demand and pay-as-you-go service,” Medium explains. Green Cloud Computing provides solutions for the high costs of acquiring and maintaining infrastructure, as well as the emissions generated by their usage.  Computing structures such as Sangfor’s Cloud Platform cater to business and IT needs while reducing the infrastructure demands and as a result, the energy usage of organizations that use our cloud platform. with the right cloud vendor stakeholders can put their minds at ease because platforms such as Sangfor’s Cloud place emphasis on security and reliability with a built-in security module to protect the data center with fault monitoring and self-healing capabilities, to ensure continuous and reliable operation of the business. Furthermore, choosing the right vendor allows for coverage over maintenance, and affordability as businesses can tailor their subscriptions and scale as they need. Toshiba is a leading appliances company that faced challenges such as remote workforces, lack of network visibility, data security, and complexity of infrastructure in management planning. Sangfor’s Cloud Platform provided solutions that included secure SaaS application internet access, user identity-driven policies, and more, all while decreasing Toshiba’s infrastructure obligations. The use of Green Cloud Computing strategies displays positive results not only for the environment but for the organizations that implement them too. What Are the Organizational Benefits of Green Cloud Computing? Some of the benefits for organizations that acquire green cloud computing strategies include: More effective processing of information No infrastructure expenses, or fewer expenses for those who use Hybrid Cloud Strategies They can claim green status. Organizations that can display sustainable business practices ad strategies have an enhanced brand image Saving of costs due to improved resource management Reduction of reliance on natural resources Reduces long-term operating costs What Are the Environmental Benefits of Green Cloud Computing? The environment can benefit in many ways from businesses pursuing green efforts, such as cloud computing: A reduction in carbon footprints Renewable energy sources Reduced energy usage Ensures a Future For All- “Regardless of who we are, where we live, and what we do, we all have a moral obligation to each other, our future generations, and other species to sustain the planet. Our present choices and actions have huge long-term impacts on future generations. Practicing sustainability ensures that we make ethical choices that bring a safe and livable future to everyone.” Blue Glacier Reduces waste Conclusion Green Cloud Computing efforts are a step towards sustainable business technology operations. They can benefit both the environment and the businesses that use them from an infrastructure perspective to data efficiency and energy-saving perspectives. Green Cloud Computing is a key part of organizations reducing the carbon emissions produced by data centers, and therefore our overall carbon footprint. This reduction is necessary for maintaining a sustainable world, and an innovative business. Find out more about Sangfor’s Cloud Platform

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Sangfor HCI Customers Speak through Gartner® Peer Insights™

Looking for the right vendor for HCI deployment? Check out 2022 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software report. Gartner, Inc. which delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams periodically publishes the ‘Voice of the Customer’. “The “Voice of the Customer” is a document that synthesizes Gartner Peer Insights’ reviews into insights for IT decision makers.” Gartner states that “Only vendors with 20 or more eligible published reviews during the specified 18-month submission period are included.” In the HCI software market, Gartner Peer Insights has published 1,145 reviews and ratings in the 18-month period ending 28 February 2022.” (Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software) Sangfor Technologies, with its cutting-edge 3rd generation HCI solution, has been recognized in the 2020 and 2021 editions of this Gartner report and we believe our product has gone from strength to strength. Sangfor has an impressive 4.8 out of 5 Overall Rating, with 86% 5-Star Ratings from 28 reviews in the reported period. Sangfor HCI was classified as a ‘Strong Performer’ underpinned by above-average ratings for all four main rating categories among listed vendors: Product Capabilities [4.8 vs 4.66] Sales Experience [4.7 vs 4.63] Deployment Experience [4.7 vs 4.64]  Support Experience [4.8 vs 4.73] According to the report, 93% of reviewers would recommend Sangfor HCI, while that figure stands at 100% for reviews posted on Gartner Peer Insights in the past 12 months (as of April 25, 2022). Screenshot from Gartner Peer Insights as of April 25, 2022 Customers from various industries and of varying sizes (SMB to large enterprises) have kindly shared their thoughts and experiences with Sangfor HCI. Let’s dig a little deeper to find out what they have had to say. In one review from Jan 26, 2022, the IT Assistant Manager of an Indonesian healthcare organization gave 5 Stars in every single rating category and sub-category and listed the following likes about our HCI solution: “Easy management console. My new team can manage the HCI console without any hassle.” “Good support and fast response from the Sangfor Teams, including the Marketing, Presales and also Technical Support.” “They provide value added service, such as Security Bulletin, Join Planning Session and Customer Experience Survey.” “Cost effective product.” For plenty more detailed reviews on Sangfor HCI, visit Gartner Peer Insights by clicking here. Sangfor would like to express its sincere gratitude to all customers and partners for their continued support. Your positive experiences and success stories are the driving forces behind our continuous innovation and strive for excellence.   Sangfor is committed to bringing users old and new the industry’s leading products and services to make your digital transformation simpler and secure. Sangfor HCI Sangfor has been providing cutting-edge 3rd generation hyper-converged infrastructure using x86 servers since 2015 and was the first HCI vendor to incorporate security all in one appliance. Sangfor HCI has been listed in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for 3 consecutive years and has played a significant role in helping some of the world’s most reputable companies achieve virtualization, hyper-convergence, software-defined data center, and distributed hybrid cloud. With increasing deployment and recognition, Sangfor has become a key player in the global HCI market. The HCI market continues to expand. HCI now covers a wide range of use cases from server virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), branch office scenarios to critical missions, databases, containers, cloud data centers, edge computing and other important scenarios. More and more enterprises are beginning to reshape their IT infrastructure with HCI. To find out more about Sangfor HCI, including product advantages, success stories, and videos, please visit us at https://www.sangfor.com/cloud-and-infrastructure/products/hci-hyper-converged-infrastructure. Source: Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software. Published on 28 April, 2022 Disclaimer: GARTNER and PEER INSIGHTS are trademarks and service marks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates and are used herein with permission. Gartner Peer Insights content consists of the opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences with the vendors listed on the platform, should not be construed as statements of fact, nor do they represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in this content nor makes any warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this content, about its accuracy or completeness, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Sangfor Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor specializing in Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and IT infrastructure. Visit us at www.sangfor.com to learn more about Sangfor’s solutions and let Sangfor make your Digital Transformation simpler and secure.

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Sangfor Newsletter Featuring the Gartner® Research: The Cloud Strategy Cookbook, 2021

Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor of IT infrastructure and security solutions specializing in Cyber Security and Cloud Computing. Sangfor works closely with its customers to develop new products and improve their already stellar offerings to help users across the world make their digital transformation simpler and secure. The Cloud Strategy Cookbook 2021 by Gartner provides infrastructure and operations managers with a ‘virtual template’ for devising a sound cloud strategy document, which answers the “what” and “why” of cloud implementation and adoption.  Gartner research resulted in several interesting findings: Organizations without a cloud strategy achieve less from their use of cloud computing compared to organizations with a cloud strategy. Effective cloud strategies align questions relating to principles and prioritization with other strategies, such as data center, security, and architecture strategies.  Organizations often do not have an exit strategy despite it being one of the most important components of a cloud strategy. The Cloud Strategy Cookbook provides infrastructure and operation (I&O) leaders with recommendations and guidelines on creating a “living” cloud strategy document that effectively aligns cloud migration and implementation plans with core business strategy. The cookbook approach divides the cloud strategy document into five major components: Executive Summary, Baselines, Brainstorming, Principles and Inventory, and Aligning with Other Strategies and Supporting Elements. In response to The Cloud Strategy Cookbook, Sangfor released a detailed newsletter that answers the “how” of cloud implementation and offers the following practical preparations for a successful cloud journey:  Identifying cloud adoption objectives for various industries for I&O leaders to verify against their organization’s goals. Being bold in cloud adoption and reinventing the business at its core to make the most of digital transformation initiatives. Choosing an experienced cloud partner and avoiding unexpected costs for cost-effective cloud implementation and operation. For more detailed information and to read the Sangfor newsletter featuring the Gartner report in its entirety, click HERE. Source: Gartner Research Note The Cloud Strategy Cookbook G00741474, Published 17 February 2021, By Analyst: David Smith GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Sangfor Managed Cloud Services Sangfor Managed Cloud Services gives customers the convenience and flexibility of a public cloud, with the security, control, and professional service of a private cloud, making it the best cloud service approach for most SME customers. It provides globally distributed data centers, offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) as well as dedicated resource/data security and full-stack security protection in a new security responsibilities model. Think of it as a local public cloud, with the security and ease-of-service of a private cloud. Leverage Sangfor Managed Cloud Services and allow your organization to focus on digital transformation and create more business value!  For more information on Sangfor Managed Cloud Services, please visit us online at www.sangfor.com. Media Contact: Sunny Sun marketing@sangfor.com +8675586560605


Sangfor Technologies included in Enterprise Firewalls Report 2022

Sangfor Technologies was listed by Forrester, the leading research and advisory firm, in the recently released “Now Tech: Enterprise Firewalls, Q2 2022” report, in which Forrester offers insights into the enterprise firewall market plus an overview of 17 enterprise firewall providers. Key Report Insight Forrester notes in its report that the pandemic created “an existential crisis for the enterprise firewall as organizations looked to cloud-delivered security functions”. However, with society recovering to quasi normality, a large majority of employees have returned to the workplace, meaning that grand old network firewalls still have a major role to play in protecting networks and securing organizational perimeters. Forrester thus recommends security and risk professionals to “refocus the enterprise firewalls’ attention back to the networks they were originally designed to protect”.    Segmentation Criteria Forrester based its analysis of the 17 enterprise firewall vendors on two main factors: Market Presence and Functionality.  Market presence divides vendors into the following three categories:  Large established players (over $300 million in enterprise firewalls revenue) Midsize players ($150 million to $300 million in enterprise firewalls revenue) Smaller players (below $150 million in enterprise firewalls revenue) Functionality divides firewalls into the following four categories: Enterprise Edge (Next-Generation Firewalls) Branch Firewall Virtualized or Cloud-Delivered Firewalls High Performance Layer 4 Firewalls Sangfor Segmentation Functionality Sangfor has been recognized in both the Enterprise Edge and Virtualized /Cloud firewall functionality segments. These come in the form of our cutting-edge next-generation firewall Sangfor NGAF, which can be deployed on-prem and on the cloud, ensuring full coverage of firewall capabilities. This means that our firewall solutions can be leveraged in any use case for robust network and cloud security protection. Sangfor NGAF in particular is the world’s first AI-enabled, WAF-integrated next-gen firewall, fully correlated with Sangfor Endpoint Secure (EDR) and Cyber Command (NDR), and powered by Sangfor Neural X threat intelligence, helping users block over 99% of malware at the perimeter.   Market Presence  Sangfor has been listed in the midsize category with $150-$300M annual revenue, with 88% market presence by revenue in APAC and 11% market share in EMEA, which we believe reflects our aggressive and ambitious localization strategy. With over 60 branches in countries across the world, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, UAE, Pakistan, South Africa, and the U.S., coupled with locally based partners and support teams, we aim to meet the unique demands and circumstances of each respective country to deliver a tailored concierge service to maximize customers’ experience and value. Vertical Market Focus Our NGAF solution serves a wide range of customers, from aspiring SMBs to established enterprises across various industries as well as government organizations. According to the Forrester report, Sangfor’s vertical market focus by revenue is comprised enterprise, government, and healthcare customers, which we believe is helping us accumulate vast project experience and product and service differentiation in these sectors. Our sample customers listed in the Forrester report are J&T Express (multinational Indonesian logistics company); the Ministry of Labour of Thailand; and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia. Forrester has fact-checked their report with vendors before publishing.  To read the Forrester report in its entirety, please visit: https://www.forrester.com/report/now-tech-enterprise-firewalls-q2-2022/RES177375?objectid=RES177375  (NB: Report is only available to Forrester subscribers or for purchase) To learn more about Sangfor’s industry-leading next-gen firewall NGAF, including product advantages, features, success stories, videos and more, please visit the following link: https://www.sangfor.com/cybersecurity/products/ngaf-next-generation-firewall About Sangfor Technologies Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor of Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and Network Infrastructure solutions. To find out more about Sangfor’s full range of offerings, please visit us at www.sangfor.com, and let Sangfor make your digital transformation simpler and secure. Source: Now Tech: Enterprise Firewalls, Q2 2022, Published April 27, 2022 By David Holmes with Joseph Blankenship, Alexis Bouffard, Peggy Dostie

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Frequently Asked Question

Otherwise known as Hyperconverged infrastructure (or commonly shortened to HCI), hyperconverged software is a unified system of data storage. As opposed to a traditional system, hyperconverged software combines storage, computing, networking, and management all under one roof.

Hyperconverged systems have many uses - here are three of the most common.

  1. Build your own private cloud
  2. Extend to a public cloud
  3. Achieve a true hybrid cloud

Here are some advantages of hyperconverged solutions.

  • Eliminating silos
  • Lower costs (OPEX and CAPEX)
  • No sacrifice in security
  • Increased flexibility
  • Components can be implemented separately
  • Designed for scalability
  • Simplifies your entire operation