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Intra-City MetroX (Active/Active)
Continuous Data Protection
Remote DR and Backup
DR Resource Pool

Intra-City MetroX and Continuous Data Protection

SmartX Hyper-Converged MetroX Architecture

When enterprises face stringent requirements for maintaining the continuity of their core production applications, the traditional three-tier active/active solution is not only complex in architecture but also expensive. SmartX HCI solution supports MetroX cluster architecture across data centers, allowing real-time data synchronization and DR switching of application services between data centers.

* The minimum MetroX cluster configuration requires the deployment of a 3-node cluster at two sites (data centers) within the same city, and a physical or virtual witness node in a remote city. The MetroX cluster's two main server rooms require a network bandwidth of 10Gb and a network delay of less than 5ms.

Native Support for MetroX Architecture

SmartX hyper-converged system natively supports the MetroX cluster architecture, which can be constructed without third-party software and hardware.

Automatic Recovery of Virtual Machines

This architecture supports real-time data synchronization between data centers. When a server node fails, the virtual machines can automatically resume operation on other nodes in the same or different data center.

HA Cluster Support across Data Centers

This solution supports the deployment of high-availability cluster architecture for applications, and realizes the automatic state awareness and switching of application services between data centers.

Extreme RPO and RTO

This solution can be used with the applied high-availability cluster architecture to achieve disaster recovery with a zero RPO and near-zero RTO.

Case Story

Shenhe Thermo-magnetic Electronics Active-Active HCI Cluster for MES in Semiconductor Industry

  • Protects Oracle RAC VM

  • SmartX MultiActive Cluster (VMware hypervisor)

  • Data Real-Time Sync

  • RPO = 0, RPO near zero

SmartX HCI MultiActive Cluster solution introduced high availability capability to our MES services, effectively ensuring our production. In the future, we will further migrate more mission critical production systems to SmartX HCI platform.
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Director of IT Department, Shanghai Shenhe Thermo-Magnetics Electronics Co., Ltd., Shen Jianfeng

Continuous Data Protection

Results of DR are more important to enterprises than cost. CDP of SmartX HCI can achieve second-level RPO and minute-level RTO.

Quickly Build DR Infrastructure

SmartX HCI integrates distributed block storage with server virtualization. It can build an infrastructure to support virtualization platforms by utilizing general x86/ARM servers and high-speed Ethernet switches.

Capacity Expansion On-demand

Begin with a minimum of three nodes to reduce initial costs; existing infrastructure can be gradually expanded on-demand, adding resources as needed, while maintaining higher resource utilization and a lower total cost.

Excellent RPO and RTO

A disaster recovery effect with second-level RPO and minute-level RTO can be achieved.1

No Geographical Limitation

This solution uses the standard Ethernet for data transmission without the limitations to geographical location, distance and network delay, and can meet the need for long-distance DR.2

Remote Disaster Recovery

The built-in backup service can overcome geographical and network connection constraints, allowing enterprise data to be backed up across multiple data centers, enabling asynchronous disaster recovery and ensuring business continuity.

Native Backup Service

The built-in backup service allows data to be backed up and restored across multiple data centers to achieve virtual machine disaster recovery.3

Efficient Use of Resource

SmartX HCI can be used simultaneously on the production and disaster recovery sides, and different virtual machine application services can be deployed across data centers to improve resource utilization.

Overall Protection for VM

Snapshot and remote data replication features can protect the VMs in the production environment, and standard operating procedures apply to all supported virtual machine types.

No Geographical Limitation

This solution uses the standard Ethernet for data transmission without the limitations to geographical location, distance and network delay, and can meet the need for long-distance DR.4

DR Resource Pool

SmartX offers an HCI DR resource pool solution for enterprise users who still use physical servers and centralized storage. It is simple, agile, and highly reliable with high performance, lowering the overall cost and management complexity of DR reinforcement.

DR Reinforcement for Production Applications

A high-availability solution built on SmartX HCI with data synchronization can continuously synchronize the production application data to the disaster recovery end to form a redundant architecture.

Excellent RPO and RTO

A disaster recovery effect with second-level RPO and minute-level RTO can be achieved.5

Heterogeneous Support

Source end and DR end can be from different platforms while supporting the same production application, making architecture selection more flexible.

Effective Use of DR Resources

DR environment offers the same functions and performance as the production environment, decentralizing the application services on both production and DR ends, improving disaster recovery resource utilization.

Virtual Machine DR Solution

SmartX HCI combined with CDP can protect virtual machines in the production environment, and continuously synchronize backup data to the DR end.

* The production end uses virtualization platforms supported by CDP software, and the DR end needs to be deployed with the VMware hypervisor. This solution requires a third-party CDP software such as Zerto.

Excellent RPO and RTO

A disaster recovery effect with second-level RPO and minute-level RTO can be achieved.6

Overall Protection for VM

Snapshot and remote data replication features can protect the VMs in the production environment, and standard operating procedures apply to all supported virtual machine types.

Reduce Performance Impact

The resource consumption of CDP software in the production environment can be effectively usually controlled within 5%.

Case Story

Tianjin Trust Cloud-Based “Bimodal” IT Disaster Recovery Infrastructure via HCI

  • Protects VMware ESXi

  • Uses SMTX OS (VMware hypervisor)

  • Uses Zerto to sync data

  • RPO < 10 secs, RTO < 10 mins7

SmartX's HCI solution helps upgrade and transform our production environments. It provides better performance, higher reliability, and flexibility to allow critical productions and internet business applications to operate continuously and efficiently. We developed second-level RPO and minute-level RTO disaster recovery capabilities at a lower cost using the disaster recovery solution via HCI. The sustained partnership with SmartX has empowered us to push ahead with cloud-based upgrading and transformation and provide better products and services for our customers.
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Zhou Zheng, Deputy General Manager of the Information Technology Department, Tianjin Trust Co., Ltd.