Diamanti announced the latest version of its hybrid cloud Kubernetes control plane, Diamanti Spektra 2.4. The company states that the latest version is geared toward the most demanding mission-critical applications. This is addressed through the introduction of the Diamanti D20X, a new addition to its family of hyperconverged infrastructure.
Kubernetes still reigns supreme in the running of containerized environments as well as several cloud-native applications. To further support this, Diamanti has enhanced its Spektra to 2.4, introduced the D20X HCI, and made enhancements to security and availability. 2.4 sees the combination of commercially supported Kubernetes distributions and the Docker runtime with enterprise-ready access controls and management. The enhancements should lead to new levels of performance and availability for enterprise Kubernetes.
New features in Diamanti Spektra 2.4 include:
- Volume encryption and self-encrypting drives (SED) – This feature enhances the security of modern applications with integrated encryption for data in motion and at rest, all without impacting application performance and without increasing the overall data center footprint.
- Multi-cluster asynchronous replication (for offsite DR) – This feature allows enterprises to perform offsite disaster recovery while keeping their data encrypted for distributed applications. This is in addition to the data protection and high availability features already in the platform including snapshots, backup and recovery, and synchronous mirroring.
- New D20X infrastructure – Adding to the D20 family of modern hyperconverged infrastructure, which currently supports Intel Skylake CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) use cases, the new D20X supports the latest 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (formerly Cascade Lake). The recently released processors deliver an average 36% greater computing power, with increased core counts, higher cache and higher clock frequencies.
Diamanti Spektra 2.4 is available now with Diamanti Ultima I/O acceleration cards on an extended choice of modern, hyperconverged hardware options.