AQR Capital has selected Scalent Systems’s Virtual Operating Environment software to enable availability and infrastructure virtualization in its data centers.
According to Scalent Systems, Virtual Operating Environment (V/OE) will enable AQR to failover bare metal servers and associated network and storage connectivity in real-time, without data path risk and overhead imposed by hypervisors, increasing reliability and performance while reducing overall costs.
Scalent addresses all of these challenges by allowing IT managers to provision entire virtual or physical systems and associated storage and network topologies, yielding asset utilization and lower costs, said Scalent Systems.
Scalent V/OE also provides functionality complementary to hypervisor-based services. It operates on bare-metal or virtual servers, and is outside of the server data-path, data flowing to and from servers doesn’t pass through Scalent in any way, and is thus free of any overhead or failure risk imposed by Scalent, added Scalent Systems.