Hyperconverged Infrastructure from Sangfor

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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.

PT JFE Steel Galvanizing Indonesia

Manufacturing & Natural Resources

PT JFE Steel Galvanizing Indonesia

Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB)

Government

Malaysia’s Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB)

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Manufacturing & Natural Resources

English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM)

Julong Group Indonesia success story

Manufacturing & Natural Resources

Julong Group Indonesia

PT JFE Steel Galvanizing Indonesia

PT JFE Steel Galvanizing Indonesia

Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB)

Malaysia’s Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB)

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English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM)

Julong Group Indonesia success story

Julong Group Indonesia

Videos

Customer Testimonial – Universiti Malaysia Pahang x Sangfor HCI

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Customer Testimonial – Universiti Malaysia Pahang x Sangfor HCI
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J&T Express Indonesia x Sangfor: Success Story
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Customer Testimonial – Ministry of Rural Development Malaysia x Sangfor HCI
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Saint Louis University (SLU) Advancing Through Digital Transformation
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Sangfor HCI Success Stories - PT. JFE Steel Galvanizing Indonesia
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Sangfor NG-CDI Video
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Sangfor HCI Customer Success - Jakarta Eye Center Indonesia
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Sangfor HCI Whiteboard Video- CDP

Latest Blog

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Cloud and Infrastructure

Why Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is the Choice for the Future

According to Statista, 80% of all global enterprises currently (in the year 2022) have some kind of hybrid structure in place. The hybrid market is expected to reach a whopping 145 billion USD by the year 2026. This is not a trend that will be going anywhere anytime soon, so let’s start with the most important questions: What is a hybrid cloud? And why should your enterprise have one? Let's dive into the topic of enterprise hybrid cloud. What is a hybrid cloud? A hybrid cloud strategy is one that allows enterprises to utilize a combination of different environments to meet their computing, storage, and network needs. While there are many ways to create a hybrid cloud environment by making use of any mix of public cloud services, private cloud services, on-premises infrastructure, and third-party services, blending on-prem and public clouds are one of the most common choices.  What are the benefits of using a hybrid cloud for enterprises? To build enterprise applications, you need to go cloud native. This means choosing a public cloud environment or private cloud infrastructure. Let’s say you have a client operating within the FinTech space that is developing a financial solution on big data analysis. In such a case, you would need on-premise data centers, computing environments, for your financial services applications. You would also be concerned about cloud security. As such, you may be faced with making the decision to choose between private and public cloud. Business critical applications require significant amount of thought and serious consideration. In the above case, both private and public cloud infrastructures have their own advantages. However, hybrid cloud infrastructure blends the benefits of both infrastructures. Perhaps the greatest benefit of hybrid cloud strategies for enterprises is that they allow for a cloud-smart approach. This means that enterprises can choose which environment best meets their needs and will support and benefit them long term. The benefits for organizations that opt for an enterprise hybrid cloud solution include: Governance and Compliance As has been the case with several Sangfor customers, many organizations must follow compliance to ensure that policies and procedures are being met. In many industries where sensitive data is attained and utilized, there is strict compliance surrounding data security. By implementing a hybrid strategy, organizations can select environments and solutions that best meet their data security needs, be it on-premises data storage, or a private cloud. Hybrid cloud strategies allow enterprises to fulfill their compliance requirements and still have the option of utilizing other environments for their less restrictive or non-compliance-based needs. Scalability Enterprises that use cloud environments have the benefit of scaling as they need. Business needs change and workload demands fluctuate. This means that subsequently, the infrastructure needed to meet those demands may increase or decrease. Cloud vendors work on a pay-as-you-go and per-need basis, allowing you to change your subscription as is necessary without limitations, or the need to upgrade your infrastructure. This means you can enjoy the benefits of resources on-demand without delay. Remote-work supportive Research compiled by data scientists at Ladders in 2021 showed that in 2022, 25% of all jobs in the United States would be remote, while an Owl Labs study found that 16% of enterprises globally are fully remote. While Covid-19 caused a rise in remote work trends, many enterprises have maintained remote, and hybrid work even afterward. For businesses that have or will adapt to this trend, hybrid cloud strategies make it possible for systems to be accessed by employees from anywhere. With a hybrid cloud strategy, work out-of-office can be maintained. Resource and cost management Enterprises can plan their budgets around what resources they need, and which environments they can afford to meet those needs. While for some enterprises, cloud-first solutions are cost-effective in the long run, this is not always the case for others. An enterprise hybrid cloud solution allows businesses to use the solution that best fits their budget as the business grows. Legacy-application friendly Legacy applications are sometimes what stop enterprises heavily reliant on them from moving to the cloud. With a hybrid cloud, organizations can use the cloud to upgrade or rebuild their legacy applications should they wish to, or simply leave them should they not. This is one of the many ways in which hybrid cloud solutions provide flexibility. Enterprise hybrid cloud vendors Knowing how to choose the right vendor for your hybrid cloud strategy is the first and most important stepping stone in developing a strategy that meets your business’s needs. Sangfor provides a wide range of managed cloud services that are tailored to meet the computing needs of each individual enterprise. In a previous article we provide a list of our top five recommended enterprise hybrid cloud providers, the list includes: Sangfor Cloud Platform IBM Microsoft Azure Stack AWS Outpost Google Cloud Anthos Choosing a provider that has the experience and can provide the above benefits of a hybrid cloud strategy is important. A good provider can grow your enterprise and bring you closer to your business goals, while the wrong one can set you back. With that being said, it is advisable to strategize on determining how your enterprise will make its final choice to meet all its needs. About Sangfor Hybrid Cloud Solution Sangfor Hybrid Cloud is built on hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), combining compute, storage, virtualization, and security for simple deployment, ease of management, and cutting-edge security. In the whiteboard video below, we will take a deeper look at Sangfor Hybrid Cloud architecture, its use cases, and why it is the perfect solution for your digital transformation (DX). Sangfor Customers who implemented enterprise hybrid cloud using HCI Many enterprises in varying industries have deployed Sangfor’s hybrid cloud using HCI (hyper-converged infrastructure). Sangfor HCI combines computing, security, network, and storage solutions onto a single stack, and uses a wide range of Sangfor products to meet these needs. PT JFE Steel Galvanizing Indonesia, the only high-quality galvanized steel manufacturer in Indonesia; Julong Group Indonesia, a palm oil manufacturer, and Malaysia’s Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB - Kementerian Pembangunan Luar Bandar) These are three organizations in manufacturing and government sectors that have adopted Sangfor HCI as part of their cloud architecture. Each of the above organizations faced challenges with their previous service providers before moving to Sangfor. Sangfor was able to deploy Sangfor HCI to meet their needs, providing a reliable, flexible, and secure infrastructure for their data protection, applications, security requirements, backup needs, and more. Our final thoughts about hybrid cloud A hybrid cloud solution can provide many benefits to an organization that will propel its digital transformation and accommodates all enterprise demands. It is a great way to approach a cloud-smart strategy and a driver of sustainable development. While it is a transition that needs to be approached with care and patience, it stands to boost performance and ease workload demands on independent enterprises looking for a flexible strategy. Sangfor’s cloud solutions are reliable, high-performing, and easy to use, simplifying the enterprise journey to hybrid cloud, using solutions such as managed cloud services. Contact us to know more about cloud products, services and solutions available for your businesses.   Contact Us to Learn More


Cloud and Infrastructure

Making the Smart Jump from Cloud First to Cloud Smart

Gartner expects the Global Cloud Revenue to reach an estimated $474 Billion in 2022, up from $408 Billion in 2021. In addition to that, it was predicted by Gartner that global public cloud spending would surpass 45% of all IT expenditure by enterprises by 2026, a number that was less than 17% at the start of 2021. These are numbers that analysts all across the IT industry have agreed are on the rise, and fast. The rave on the benefits of moving to the cloud has never been louder, and understandably so; but do people really understand what a total shift from on-prem data centers means? And is that exactly what every organization needs?  The age of the cloud began nearly a decade ago as organizations in every sector to some extent or another recognized the value of a cloud strategy, and pursued it in an attempt to free themselves from the burdens of on-prem data centers to meet their network, compute, and storage needs. With that came the “cloud first” strategy.  “Cloud first” meant that organizations would by choice or by obligation (as was later enforced in certain organizations) always look to see what cloud-based solutions were available to meet their needs before looking to a private cloud or on-prem strategies. In the last couple of years, many organizations have and continue to find themselves quickly migrating their existing processes, workloads, data, and applications to the cloud as it has seemed to present the most cost-effective, flexible, efficient, and agile strategy to meet the needs of a growing business. However, many of those same organizations are finding that with time, the quick move to cloud-first is not as beneficial as they had initially assumed. For many, in the long run, the costs of an unthought-out full-on migration seem to outweigh its benefits.  It was said by Gartner analysts in 2021, that more than 85% of organizations will embrace a cloud-first principle by 2025 and will not be able to fully execute their digital strategies without the use of cloud-native architectures and technologies. These statistics came as businesses jumped on the cloud-first wave, not without reason of course. The cloud is the future but cloud-first is a huge step, and any cloud strategy requires careful consideration and analysis of business goals. Additionally, it would also require in-depth prioritization to determine which attributes will carry the business systems (i.e. is speed the most important? Do you want flexible storage? What security policies are associated with your strategy?) Last but not least, a full understanding of which elements of your strategy will be best met by cloud usage, on-prem facilities, or the hybrid route. These questions encapsulate what a cloud-smart strategy is all about. Those who have had to double back on the cloud-first route have had to do so because, while the cloud holds great benefits, migration means the adaptation of old systems to an advanced way of working. This is not always easy in instances where legacy applications are being run in an unsupported cloud environment. So, what is cloud-smart, and how can it be leveraged differently to cloud-first to ensure business continuity in the age of the cloud? Read on. What Is a Cloud Smart Strategy? A Cloud-Smart strategy involves the matching of business systems to the environment that will best meet their needs. From software and applications to storage and backup needs, the way in which an organization has developed and managed these in the past, and seeks to continue doing so, will require tailored solutions.  “Cloud smart Technological policies should fit the mission of the organization as well as the intended purpose of the software. Some organizations, for a variety of reasons, will continue to maintain more traditional on-site infrastructure. In these situations, it may be more appropriate to maintain on-premises security tools such as firewalls and virus protection,” says Suzette Ken, US Federal CIO.in government wide cloud computing adoption. This raises endless ways a Cloud Smart Strategy can look. It is unique to your business as a whole and not just a single need. View Recent Webinar on Cloud Smart Strategy Cloud has provided unparalleled advantages in mobility, elasticity, and agility for innovating business processes. As the cornerstone of digital transformation, cloud computing technology is enabling organizations to quickly modernize their infrastructure while lowering operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. However, moving from traditional IT architecture into the Cloud requires a lot of expertise for planning, migration, implementing best practices and many other things including managing the costs associated with the transition. Many organizations want the benefits from embracing cloud computing but are hesitant because of the skills and investments needed. Learn how to design a lightweight hybrid cloud based on "No Expertise Needed" technology to provide your customers "Worry-free" Service from this webinar: Start Your Simple and Worry-Free Cloud Journey, No Expertise Needed. Gartner on Cloud Smart Strategy According to Gartner, 60% of organizations that have adopted a cloud-first strategy will replace it with a cloud-smart strategy by 2023. Gartner's recent guideline, "The Cloud Strategy Cookbook, 2021", outlines the approach to creating a cloud strategy that connects business strategy to cloud implementation and migration. Read Sangfor Newsletter Featuring Gartner Report on Cloud Strategy. “Organizations pursuing a cloud-first strategy often find this approach evolving into a cloud-only approach despite some use cases being a poor fit for the cloud,” says Henrique Cecci, Gartner analyst and compiler of Gartner’s 2020 paper titled Move From Cloud First to Cloud Smart to Improve Cloud Journey Success. In the paper, Gartner explores many of the key challenges faced by organizations, as well as best practices for cloud strategic planning. The goal of a Cloud Smart Journey is to ensure that the adoption of cloud initiatives aligns with each organization’s priorities and delivers value This would be the effect of successful cloud adoption. This journey is mapped out as follows: Close the Gap Between Cloud Expectations and Reality Create an Automated Governance Strategy Get Cloud-Smart “FEVER”: Faster, Easier, Valuable, Efficient and Repeat Focus on Simplicity with KISS (Keep It Simple and Safe) Reflect Your Organization’s Unique Context and Cloud Realities These steps start with a real-life reflection of where an organization is regarding their team/staff and their abilities, what the expected gains are from “Going Cloud” in comparison to what the shift is actually able to provide, the alignment of the cloud strategy with the overall business strategy, and what changes or growth is needed from the current business model to successfully embark on the journey.  A cloud strategy goes beyond the I&O officers and teams, and aligning the strategy to business missions is critical in ensuring it will generate an expected outcome that is as realistic as it is successful. By outlining where the business is and where it needs to go, the steps regarding what it needs to get there will follow. From compliance to workload prioritization, to risk management and proximity factors, organizations that pursue cloud strategies need to do so with a full understanding of what it means to implement a cloud strategy. As such, this involves what investments it takes on their behalf, and which aspects of the cloud they stand to benefit from (because there are many, but not all of them will fit your organization). “I&O leaders must champion cloud initiatives that align not only with the context of their organization but also with local cloud realities, like proximity and regulatory factors. Ensure a successful journey to the cloud by protecting your organization and its investments while supporting cloud initiatives that enable speed, agility, innovation, and cost-efficiencies,” says Cecci. The Benefits of Cloud-Smart vs Cloud-First - Which Strategy to Choose? There is no truly right or wrong strategy for businesses to follow if they do so correctly. Both Cloud First and Cloud Smart initiatives hold an extensive list of benefits that just depend on what the needs of your organization are and how you intend on meeting them. Cloud Smart is undoubtedly the more long-term route. It presents you with the opportunity (or obligation, you choose) to constantly reconsider if the infrastructure you are using is still suitable for your business and aiding its growth. Or, if it is too expensive and more than your budget has allocated, or if your systems are outdated and need to be adapted to function in a cloud environment. Legacy applications can be essential to your business, especially when many of its functions are founded or reliant on these applications, but is this sustainable? All of these questions and factors must be considered when making the decision, and a Cloud Smart strategy will expose the answers before you potentially overcommit yourself. Cloud First Cloud Smart Access to unlimited resources such as software and platforms. Access to managed cloud services and platforms such as Sangfor Cloud Platform, without complete reliance on external vendors. All the support is on standby with relinquishing control. Modernization of all systems that will allow for easy updates and integration in the future. The ability to adequately allocate resources to different channels only as necessary, ensuring a clear understanding of expenditure and associated benefits. Lower infrastructure and maintenance costs off the bat. Freedom to decide which hardware is beneficial to business practices and is necessary for current systems. Increased speed. Freedom to expand into cloud usage as needed according to what will benefit certain systems and applications at that point in time. Simplified Managed Cloud Services that do not require in-house expertise; a vendor that will manage repairs, updates, and improvements for you.  The ability to fully explore hybrid cloud strategies according to business needs, constantly shifting from on-prem to cloud and vice versa according to where the business is and what is most conducive to its growth at that point in time.   “As with any IT initiative, disciplined program management, good communication between the various teams, and a thorough understanding of the applications and the infrastructure options are necessary,” says Sachin Chheda. White House Outlines a Move to a Cloud Smart Strategy In 2018, the White House released a draft outlining their Cloud Smart strategy following the United States government's confirmation of their decision to make the move from cloud-first to cloud-smart. This comes after the Obama administration in 2010 announced the implementation of a Cloud-First Strategy, which until 2018, had continued to be the strategy followed by the US government. Of course, in 2010, the cloud was at its earliest phases of adoption. Since then, over a decade of research, developments, and experience have gone into and come out of the cloud. “To be Cloud Smart, agencies must consider how to use their current resources to maximize value: reskilling and retraining staff, enhancing security postures, and using best practices and shared knowledge in acquisitions. Cloud Smart is about equipping agencies with the tools and knowledge they need to make these decisions for themselves, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach,” said Suzette Kent, U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer. Why You Should Move to Cloud Smart Strategy As outlined above, there are several benefits to a cloud smart strategy. However, the purpose of a cloud smart strategy stands to provide environments with a strategy that best meets their needs, and this does not always mean a complete shift to the cloud. A cloud smart strategy allows businesses to take a holistic approach to how they manage their processes. As opposed to adopting one platform to host all their applications, storage, and processes, they analyze each and decide which will operate best on what platform. This will enable your organization to take full advantage of different aspects such as functionality, performance, agility, memory, security, and more on a per-need basis. Furthermore, a cloud smart strategy allows businesses to shift from cloud to on-prem and vice-versa as business needs change. While this requires a team that will constantly assess the needs and mission of the organization, it will mean that you are constantly aligned with cloud best practices that are unique to your organization instead of what only looks to be beneficial upfront, but may be detrimental at a later stage. Additionally, with the vast array of hosts and vendors available to businesses such as Sangfor Managed Cloud Services and Sangfor HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure), businesses can relieve themselves of having to navigate creating cloud strategies all on their own, or filling the gaps that they lack. Companies such as Sangfor Technologies are dedicated to linking business processes to managing services that will tailor solutions to their needs, as a cloud smart strategy should. While it may be difficult to understand exactly which steps your team should follow in pursuit of a cloud smart strategy, Nutanix leader of corporate strategy and strategic partnerships, Sachin Chheda recommended that organizations “inventory their existing apps and IT services with an eye toward categorizing them all as to whether they should be maintained, modernized, or retired.” He went on to categorize the next steps a business should take according to the following criteria: Remain: This involves allowing legacy applications to continue running as they are Retire: turning off an application or replacing it with an entirely new cloud-native version Rehost or re-platform: moving an application to the cloud as-is; also called “lift and shift” Refactor: modifying an existing application so as to allow it to support the cloud environment Rewrite or rebuild: modernizing an application by rewriting it completely from scratch These steps simplify the process and give businesses a clearer understanding of what it is they should be assessing in their existing systems before choosing to migrate (or not). Sangfor Success Stories on Cloud Smart and Managed Cloud Strategy Sangfor Managed Cloud Services is a platform built to provide businesses with the flexibility, agility, and unlimited resources that come with a public cloud, with the security and immediate access that come with a private cloud. Our managed cloud services eliminate the burdens of in-house data centers through consolidation and remove the complete reliance of businesses on on-prem infrastructure. Sangfor Technologies also provides organizations with a hybrid environment that allows them to utilize all the benefits of the cloud without completely forgoing their existing on-prem facilities as far as they need them. By offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service as well as Platform-as-a-Service, Sangfor allows businesses with different needs to take advantage of a wide range of services that will allow them to maximize the very best of the computing resources they have, and the computing resources that they need. From managed private cloud services to app modernization (rewriting or modifying your application to allow it to run on the cloud), Sangfor provides trusted and reliable services to small-large sized businesses who are looking to offload the heavy work of managing clouds to an efficient vendor. Sangfor’s clients span a wide range of sectors with organizations and businesses of varying sizes, from governments to businesses in the manufacturing sector and more. Some of Sangfor’s clients include: Success Story #1 - Malaysia’s Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) (Government) For more details on how Sangfor helped Malaysia’s Ministry of Rural Development, please watch the below YouTube video: Success Story #2 - Annotation AI South Korea (Communications, Media, and Services) Established in 2020, Annotation AI is a South Korean-based AI utility management platform service company that provides high accuracy data labeling automation to maximize work efficiency related to AI data pre-processing. To learn more about how Sangfor helped Annotation AI South Korea, please read this Success Story Success Story #3 - Global Business Power Corporation – Philippines (Manufacturing and Natural Resources) Global Business Power Corporation (GBP) is a leading energy company (Top-3) in the Philippines, producing high quality, reliable, and cost-efficient power supplies through five subsidiaries and ten power generation facilities nation-wide. Please read this Success Story to learn how Sangfor helped to solve GBP’s pain points.  A good cloud smart strategy will even be considerate of factors such as the industry your organization is in because it takes into consideration every factor that determines how your business works and what its mission is. However, your industry is a micro-factor in the greater scheme of cloud strategies. What this highlights is that going cloud smart is about hyper-analyzing each and everything that could possibly affect the infrastructures that your organization uses to understand what infrastructure your organization will need. By doing this, you have a realistic view of what the cloud will and won’t do for your organization, and which avenues outside of this will holistically meet your needs. The “work smart, not hard” phrase rings true here. A cloud smart strategy will save your business time and energy by delegating infrastructure on a per-needs basis, fueling digital transformation and your core business goals.   Contact Us to Learn More


Cloud and Infrastructure

Embracing the New Era of Digital Applications Infrastructure

We are in the age of clouds; one where most of our interactions with the internet and technology are cloud-based. The use of the cloud in commonplace functions includes data backups, emails, file sharing, storage, big data analytics, banking, and e-commerce. All of these applications make clouds essential to how we connect to the world. This has slowly decreased the use of physical servers as clouds centralize all of the above-mentioned functions. As a result, even the infrastructure used to host apps is changing.  Applications play a significant role in our daily lives. We use them for shopping, transportation, day-to-day tasks, tracking our health, social media, work management, and more. Traditionally, applications had been developed to run on physical servers. Virtual machine virtualization was the earliest introduction of applications to cloud computing. However, even with VMs, the achievement of virtualization is still hardware-based. Cloud-native container-based applications differ in that they are built and run entirely on cloud environments, eradicating complete reliance on hardware.  For years, platforms such as Kubernetes have made cloud-native applications an accessible route for organizations looking to run containers, and since COVID-19 there has been a larger shift to Kubernetes as a solution as more businesses migrated to multi-cloud environments. In 2021, ITWeb published an article in which they stated “In 2019, 71% of organizations ran Kubernetes on-premises. This virtually got flipped in 2020 with 67% of businesses now running Kubernetes in the cloud.” According to ContainIQ, 31% of backend developers globally use Kubernetes. In an in-depth research study conducted by Pure Storage in a 2021 Kubernetes adoption survey, 89% of the respondents interviewed said they expected Kubernetes to play a larger role in their infrastructure management in the next 2-3 years.  This is the future of application architecture, and an important step for businesses who want to continuously embrace the latest developments in technology.  What Are Containers? ProfessionalDevOps.com defines containers as software units abstracted from the operating system that helps organizations create an environment in which applications can be built, tested, managed, and deployed.   What Is Kubernetes? Known as The Kingpin of Future Application Development, Kubernetes was first developed in 2007 by Google to manage its data centers. It was thereafter donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and today Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-sourced orchestration platform at the forefront of containerized application software deployment and management. Kubernetes works by distributing application workloads across Kubernetes clusters according to the functions/needs of each container. However, managing the many components of Kubernetes from the API server, to the pods, controller manager, and Kubelets can make it challenging for inexperienced users. This is why Sangfor developed its Next Generation Converged Digital Infrastructure platform, to simplify everything cloud-native application related, from deployment to the management and scalability, as well as everything in between. Sangfor NG-CDI provides a converged solution to navigating modern app infrastructure. What Is Sangfor NG-CDI? Sangfor NG-CDI (Next Generation Converged Digital Infrastructure) architecture is a cloud-based platform that deploys applications by sorting and packaging them into containers. Sangfor NG-CDI has Kubernetes built into the kernel while the containers are supported natively on the Sangfor platform. Though cloud-based, Sangfor NG-CDI also supports virtual monitors and applications deployed on them. The NG-CDI platform accelerates the deployment of application containers and application VMs by packaging them into Helm templates, which are files that have formats that can be read/understood by Kubernetes and describe what resources each cluster will contain. All of this is of course done through the Sangfor Cloud Platform.  Because containerization is cloud-native, Sangfor Cloud allows for the easier integration of Kubernetes through our cloud services. According to Data Dog, 90% of Kubernetes users leverage cloud-managed services such as the Sangfor Cloud Platform. Sangfor NG-CDI is automated with self-updating abilities and accommodates existing VM systems while promoting cloud-native and containerized systems for potential advancements. Learn more about Sangfor NG-CDI at https://www.sangfor.com/cloud-and-infrastructure/solutions/sangfor-ngcdi. What Are the Benefits of Modern Cloud Applications? Greater Agility Scalability Increased speed and Reliable deployment of applications Security through Sangfor’s End-to-End protection DevOps Friendly- Containerization reduces the workload that IT teams are required to put into operations by simplifying infrastructure processes Centralization and portability Affordability  More resources, all of which are utilized according to container requirements Conclusion Virtual Machines are still very much around and may be for a while but Cloud-Native solutions are the next step into a new era of digital application infrastructure. The great thing about Sangfor NG-CDI is that we assist businesses in making smooth transitions from traditional VM-based applications to containerized applications. From thereon, you can develop new apps and scale as much as needed.   Contact Sangfor For Your Cloud Platform Enquiries


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Gartner Hype Cycle 2022 for Compute and Infrastructure 2022. Sangfor Named as a Sample Vendor.

Sangfor Technologies Named as a Sample Vendor in 2022 Gartner® Hype Cycle™ Reports for Compute and Infrastructure Sangfor Technologies named as a Sample Vendor for Hyperconvergence technology in the newly published Gartner Hype Cycle for Compute, 2022[1] and Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategy, 2022[2] reports, both published on July 11. About the Gartner Hype Cycle Reports for Compute and Infrastructure The Hype Cycle for Compute report assesses the 25 most-hyped compute technologies while the Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategy assesses the 27 most-hyped infrastructure technologies. Each technology is rated on their business benefit, market penetration, and maturity level while other key information such as their drivers, obstacles, user recommendations, and Sample Vendors are provided. Hyperconvergence in the Hype Cycle Reports Hyperconvergence, in the words of the Gartner reports, "combines storage, computing and networking into a single system that reduces data center complexity and increases scalability." In the Priority Matrix, which maps the benefit of each technology against the time to reach the beginning of mainstream adoption, hyperconvergence is rated high in business benefits and due to reach mainstream adoption in less than 2 years (mature mainstream rating). We believe this makes hyperconvergence one of the most valuable near-term technology investments for organizations looking to enhance their compute infrastructure and infrastructure strategies. Specifically, the Gartner reports note that "Hyperconvergence enables IT leaders to be responsive to new business requirements in a modular, small-increment fashion, avoiding the large-increment upgrades typically found in three-tier infrastructure architectures." Sangfor is excited to be named as 1 of 7 Sample Vendors in the world for one of the most beneficial and rapidly maturing technologies in compute and infrastructure strategy. We believe the listing is a great testament to the quality of our state-of-the-art HCI product and the thousands of customers it has benefited. Gartner Magic Quadrant™: Sangfor Technologies named in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for 3 consecutive years since 2019.[3] Gartner Peer Insights™: Sangfor Technologies recognized in the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights™ ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software report for three consecutive years.[4] About Sangfor Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Sangfor Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is the only 3rd generation HCI infrastructure platform available today and the first HCI product to incorporate security all in one appliance. By converging compute, storage, networking and security onto a simplified single software stack, customers receive ultimate reliability for business-critical applications with easy-to-use management functions. Sangfor HCI plays a significant role in helping the world’s reputable companies to achieve virtualization, hyperconvergence, software-defined data center, and distributed hybrid cloud. Sangfor is the key player in the global HCI market recognized by various brands. To learn more about Sangfor HCI’s product capabilities, use cases, success stories, and more, visit us at https://www.sangfor.com/cloud-and-infrastructure/products/hci-hyper-converged-infrastructure, or feel free to contact us at marketing@sangfor.com or from our contact page for any inquiries. Sources [1] Gartner, Inc., Hype Cycle for Compute, 2022, Tony Harvey and Jason Donham, Published 11 July 2022 [2] Gartner, Inc., Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategy, 2022, Philip Dawson and Nathan Hill, Published 11 July 2022 [3] Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software 2021, Jeffrey Hewitt et al., Published 17 November 2021. This report was titled Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure in 2019. [4] Gartner, Inc., Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, Published on 28 April, 2022. This report was titled Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure in 2020. Disclaimer: GARTNER, MAGIC QUADRANT and HYPE CYCLE are registered trademarks and service marks and PEER INSIGHTS is a 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. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 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 Technologies  Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, leading global vendor specializing in Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and IT Infrastructure. Founded in 2000 and publicly listed since 2018 (STOCK CODE: 300454.SZ), Sangfor employs 9,500 employees, operates 60 offices, and serves more than 100,000 customers worldwide, many of them Fortune Global 500 companies, governmental institutions, universities, and schools. 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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2022 Gartner Hype Cycle for Hyperconvergence. Sangfor Recognized as a Sample Vendor.

Sangfor Technologies Recognized as a Sample Vendor for Hyperconvergence in Gartner® Hype Cycle™ Report 2022 Sangfor Technologies listed as a Sample Vendor for Hyperconvergence technology in the recently published Gartner Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2022 report.[1] What is the Gartner Hype Cycle Report? The 2022 Gartner Hype Cycle report assesses 21 of today’s most relevant storage and data protection technologies to address the evolving needs of enterprises. Each technology is rated on their business benefit, market penetration, and maturity level while other key information such as the technology’s drivers, obstacles, user recommendations, and Sample Vendors are provided. In general, Gartner recommends that "companies should begin with fast-moving technologies that are rated transformational or high in business benefits, and are likely to reach mainstream adoption quickly." Hyperconvergence in the Hype Cycle Report Hyperconvergence has the highest market penetration of more than 50% (>50%) with the highest maturity (Mature Mainstream) among technologies rated high in business benefits. We feel this makes hyperconvergence one of today’s leading technology choices for organizations looking to enhance their storage and data protection capabilities based on the recommendation above. Gartner points out that "Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions have reached maturity, experiencing steady year-over-year growth, providing simplicity of management and streamline implementation in the data center and at the edge." Sangfor is excited to be named as 1 of 7 Sample Vendors in the world for one of the most rapidly maturing and beneficial storage and data protection technologies. We believe the listing is a great testament to the quality of our state-of-the-art HCI product and the thousands of customers it has benefited. Sangfor Technologies has also been named in the Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for 3 consecutive years since 2019.[2] It is also been recognized in Gartner Peer Insights™ ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software report for three consecutive years.[3] A Note on Infrastructure Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Infrastructure software-defined storage (SDS) is the only technology in the Hype Cycle report rated transformational in business benefits, the highest possible rating. Gartner defines technologies rated transformational as "enables new ways of doing business across industries that will result in major shifts in industry dynamics." Sangfor is committed to delivering the most useful and innovative technologies to businesses around the world to help them thrive. We are pleased to announce that our Infrastructure SDS solution is in the pipeline and scheduled for released in H2 2022. Stay tuned for updates! About Sangfor Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Sangfor Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is the only 3rd generation HCI infrastructure platform available today and the first HCI product to incorporate security all in one appliance. By converging compute, storage, networking and security onto a simplified single software stack, customers receive ultimate reliability for business-critical applications with easy-to-use management functions. Sangfor HCI plays a significant role in helping the world’s reputable companies to achieve virtualization, hyperconvergence, software-defined data center, and distributed hybrid cloud. Sangfor is the key player in the global HCI market recognized by various brands. To learn more about Sangfor HCI’s product capabilities, use cases, success stories, and more, visit us at https://www.sangfor.com/cloud-and-infrastructure/products/hci-hyper-converged-infrastructure, or feel free to contact us at marketing@sangfor.com or from our contact page for any inquiries. Sources [1] Gartner, Inc., Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2022, Julia Palmer et al., Published 1 July 2022. [2] Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software 2021, Jeffrey Hewitt et al., Published 17 November 2021. This report was titled Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure in 2019. [3] Gartner, Inc., Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, Published on 28 April, 2022. This report was titled Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure in 2020. Disclaimer: GARTNER, MAGIC QUADRANT and HYPE CYCLE are registered trademarks and service marks, PEER INSIGHTS is a 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. 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 Technologies Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, leading global vendor specializing in Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and IT Infrastructure. Founded in 2000 and publicly listed since 2018 (STOCK CODE: 300454.SZ), Sangfor employs 9,500 employees, operates 60 offices, and serves more than 100,000 customers worldwide, many of them Fortune Global 500 companies, governmental institutions, universities, and schools. 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 Customers Speak through Gartner Peer Insights

Sangfor Technologies, a leading vendor of cyber security and cloud computing solutions, has recently been listed in the 2022 Gartner® Peer Insights™ ‘Voice of the Customer’ reports for both Network Firewalls and Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software. 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.” According to the reports, Sangfor Technologies received a 4.8 out of 5 overall rating and is mentioned as a Strong Performer for both its Network Firewall product Sangfor NGAF and Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software solution Sangfor HCI. Both products received strong ratings in the four sub-categories: Sangfor NGAF Product Capabilities [4.8/5] Sales Experience [4.8/5] Deployment Experience [4.8/5] Support Experience [4.9/5] Sangfor HCI Product Capabilities [4.8/5] Sales Experience [4.7/5] Deployment Experience [4.7/5] Support Experience [4.8/5] Customers from various industries and of varying sizes (SMB to large enterprises) have shared their thoughts and experiences with Sangfor NGAF and Sangfor HCI and both products are highly recommended. Below is a selection of reviewers’ comments. Sangfor NGAF Reviews In one review from February 18, 2022, the IT department of a Malaysian government organization which deployed Sangfor NGAF On-Premise wrote: "Overall the product is working very good so far in term of filtering and inspection network and application traffic for threats, secure the network environment and reporting the network threats." For plenty more detailed reviews on Sangfor NGAF, visit Gartner Peer Insights by clicking here. Sangfor HCI Reviews In one review from Jan 26, 2022, the IT department of an Indonesian healthcare organization listed the following likes about Sangfor HCI: “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. Source: 1. Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software. Published on 28 April, 2022 2. Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Network Firewalls, Published on 29 April, 2022 Disclaimer: GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark, and PEER INSIGHTS is a trademark and service mark, of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved. 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 NGAF – Next Generation Firewall NGFW Listed in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls as Visionary, Sangfor NGAF is the world's first AI-enabled, WAF-integrated next-generation firewall (NGFW) designed with robust malware detection and response capabilities to secure the network from malicious intrusion and unknown zero-day attacks, eliminating over 99% of threats at the perimeter. To find out more about Sangfor NGAF, including product advantages, success stories, and videos, please visit us at https://www.sangfor.com/cybersecurity/products/ngaf-next-generation-firewall. About Sangfor HCI – Hyper Converged Infrastructure 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 (SDDC), and distributed hybrid cloud. 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. About Sangfor Technologies Founded in 2000 and a publicly traded company as of 2018 (STOCK CODE: 300454.SZ), Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor specializing in Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and IT infrastructure. Visit  to learn more about Sangfor’s solutions and let Sangfor make your Digital Transformation simpler and secure. 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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