Sunlight makes it easy to manage 1000’s of edge locations from AWS, Azure and Google Cloud

November 11, 2021 0 By Hoofer

Sunlight.io announced the availability of Sunlight NexVisor HCI Stack and Infrastructure Manager (SIM) version 4.0. The new release has been designed to make management of large, distributed edge deployments simpler and ensure data is protected across the whole estate.

Sunlight’s hyperconverged stack is the world’s fastest and thinnest hyperconverged infrastructure stack – enabling applications to be deployed on both x86 and Arm – all the way from tiny edge servers up to data center servers. The subscription-based edge HCI platform, centralised management tools, and application marketplace make it easy to deliver a real ‘as a service’ model for edge deployments across 1000s of locations.

The key new features in this release include:

  • Manage your edge deployment from any cloud – Sunlight’s centralised management dashboard – The Sunlight Infrastructure Manager (SIM) allows enterprises to manage 1000s of NexVisor edge clusters in geographically distributed locations from a single pane of glass. SIM is now available not only from the AWS marketplace, but can now be installed on-premises, and is also available in beta running in Equinix, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Oracle Cloud. This flexibility gives enterprises more choice when it comes to designing their Edge Management infrastructure.
  • Automatically backup edge clusters to S3 or any NFS target – Sunlight gives enterprises the ability to back up their edge clusters to S3 storage on an automated schedule. This new release introduces Sunlight’s Open Backup Provider Interface, which enables backup to an NFS target, giving more choice and flexibility.
  • Pluggable network driver support – Sunlight has added pluggable driver support for a wide variety of network devices. This includes support for new fast networking options from Mellanox and Intel, as well as for certain highly integrated edge hardware devices.

“The edge is exploding – driven by new applications that both generate and consume vast amounts of data. But the new challenge at the Edge is that, while in the data center everyone is consolidated around Hyperconverged Infrastructure – or HCI – that same infrastructure doesn’t work on the small devices that run in retail stores, factory floors or oil rigs. Neither do the management tools which were designed for big data centers, not thousands of small edge locations. This is what Sunlight has cracked, and this new release makes manageability of large scale edge deployments even simpler.”, said Athanasios Zografos, VP of Engineering, Sunlight.