If you were deploying a highly available infrastructure today, you would purchase servers, install virtualization software on those servers, configure management tools, create a storage subsystem, purchase and install a SAN, and finally network the whole bundle together. Each of these layers brings cost, both in terms for out-of-pocket dollars up front and the ongoing management of this complex environment.
With HC3, all of these layers and disparate systems are collapsed into one. As the administrator, you install your virtual machines and applications natively on the HC3 cluster. There is no SAN to buy and manage, there are no servers to buy and manage, and there is no virtualization software to buy and manage. HC3 handles all of these functions in a single clustered platform.
You do not need to purchase virtualization software or licenses from any vendor, and no prior knowledge or training in virtualization is required. Instead, all of these concepts are seamlessly integrated, providing a single platform that is scalable, highly available, and runs applications.
The HC3 cluster is your server, storage and virtualization platform in one. Download the HC3 Datasheet