VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

ABERConverged Solutions for vSAN or NexentaStor

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) refers to a type of virtual computing platform that natively converges compute, virtualization, and storage into a single software-defined architecture, frequently used in a data center. The software interacts with each of the components and the underlying operating system. Aberdeen offers several forms of hyperconverged solutions.

Stirling 288 (Hyperconverged Nodes for VMware vSAN)

The Stirling 288 is a 2U space-saving storage server that features 12 hot-swap hard drive or flash drive bays for data storage. The Stirling 288 is a vSphere ESXi 6.5 certified server that is an all-in-one vSAN ready system with storage, compute, networking and software management features included. A minimum of three Stirling 288 would be suitable for a vSAN hyperconverged infrastructure deployment.

vSAN, native to the market-leading hypervisor, delivers flash-optimized, secure storage for all of your critical vSphere workloads. vSAN is built on industry-standard x86 servers and components that help lower TCO by up to 50% versus traditional storage. It delivers the agility to easily scale IT and offers the industry’s first native HCI data encryption.

Stirling 109 (Optional Physical Management Node)

Aberdeen’s Stirling 109 system can be installed on a Linux or Windows VM for complete software defined management for our customers who prefer dedicated physical management machines to simplify system designs. The Stirling 109 can manage all the servers in an Aberdeen hyperconverged system group. Aberdeen’s Server Manager (ASM) software supports health management and email alert notifications.

Z-Series (Enterprise vCenter Ready Hyperconverged Storage)

Featuring the high performance of the ZFS files system powered by NexentaStor, the AberSAN Z-Series offers; in-line duplication, thin provisioning, data mirroring, unlimited snapshots, WAN optimized IP replication and high-availability clustering. By consolidating the elements of a shared storage environment into a single high-density server, the Aberdeen’s SAN enterprise storage AberSAN Z-Series decreases operating costs by minimizing consumption of physical storage resources and provides a cost-efficient solution for delivering scalable storage.

Stirling 288

The Stirling 288 is a 2U space-saving storage server that features 12 hot-swap hard drive or flash drive bays for data storage. With 1.5TB memory capacity, up to 44 cpu cores, quad 10Gigabit networking and 12 fast SAS 12G bays for either SSD or HDD.


The AberSAN ZXP can be configured under a single Namespace/Volume that can start with a small amount of storage capacity and later be scaled to over 5 petabytes of storage in a single Namespace/Volume.

ZXP4 HA (High Availability)

Features include unlimited snapshots and clones, block level replication, file level replication and management of virtualized storage.


The Petarack with it’s Open-Source-Driven (OpenSDS) software offers the expected enterprise features including unlimited snapshots and clones, inline data reduction, and thin provisioning in our standard solution at a fraction of the cost.

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