HyperGrid to Bring Hyperconverged Computing To AWS

Hyperconverged computing is the latest technology joining the “as-a-service” bandwagon. HyperGrid, a company, is getting ready for it to be brought to the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS).
HyperGrid is actually the new name for the combined company formed from Gridstore’s acquisition DCHQ. Gridstore has established itself in the hyperconverged market, with a focus on Microsoft Hyper-V environments. Gridstore acquired DCHQ, a supplier container-based orchestration tools, this week. It works with Mesosphere and Docker, as well traditional virtual environments like Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and KVM.
HyperGrid, a newly formed company, offers what it calls the first Hyperconverged Computing Infrastructureas a Service (HCIaaS). The HCIaaS includes HyperGrid’s public cloud services and hardware, as well DCHQ’s container-based orchestration, development, deployment, and management environment. All of this is integrated with consumption-based pricing. HyperGrid will bundle software with its hyperconverged system, which will also include subscriptions for public clouds. AWS will be the first to have availability, with Microsoft Azure and other systems following.
HyperGrid claims that offering all hardware, software, and public cloud services in a bundle with consumption-based pricing will enable hyperconverged computing to be available to organizations that otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it. HyperGrid will offer companies usage based hybrid cloud services that include its hardware, software, and public cloud service. All billed according to the organization’s monthly consumption.
According to HyperGrid CEO Nariman Teymourian, it promises to lower the cost to acquire hyperconverged software and systems.
Teymourian pointed out that HyperGrid can offer this consumption based pricing because it doesn’t have to worry about cannibalizing an established commodity hardware business. Teymourian stated that he would know because he was the manager of the hyperconverged systems division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise before it was sold to HP. He was previously an executive at Dell.
Teymourian stated that customers don’t want it to be bought, but they want it to be rented. “They want it as services, to be able use it when they require it just like AWS.”
Teymourian stated that HyperGrid will initially offer its services with the ability of scaling out to AWS. Other cloud services, including Azure Digital Ocean and OpenStack, will be available in the future.
He said, “We can offer an AWS-like experience you can control in a datacenter or through service providers and have it consumed as an AWS feature but at a significantly lower cost.”
Gridstore offered appliances for Hyper-V environments for operations that require high availability. However, the market for hyperconverged gear is highly competitive. All major suppliers, including Dell, HPE and Lenovo, have recently released or are in the process of releasing new hyperconverged systems. Gridstore competed against many other startups, including Nutanix which is looking to go public. It has several OEM deals and a partnership with Microsoft to deliver the Cloud Platform System (CPS).
Terri McClure, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, stated that while major hardware providers offer sophisticated financing and consumption-based plans, HyperGrid’s approach lends itself for organizations looking to provide a complete DevOps-based hybrid Cloud offering.
She stated that this could help to bridge the gap between operations and development when it comes down to DevOps. “HyperGrid does this by building a bridge to cloud.”