A data center in Southfield has announced the release of a new platform defined by software rather than hardware.
Verge.io says it reimagined the data center concept by taking a sustainable software-based approach to scale, called the Verge Platform, capable of reducing physical footprint and energy consumption by nearly 50 percent while simultaneously reducing capital expenditure by nearly 50 percent. Traditional methods, the company says, rely heavily on hardware to scale.
“Every once in a while, something comes along that shakes up the world and shifts the trajectory of all things that follow,” says Matt Wenzler, CEO of Verge. “I believe the Verge Platform has this potential and likely constitutes one of the largest paradigm shifts to the IT industry in the last 20 years, and will help solidify southeast Michigan’s reputation as an emerging powerhouse in IT and software development.
“The secret lies in the platform’s unified architecture,” he says. “Our platform empowers IT generalists to do the job of many specialists and reduces vendor management from many to one. We significantly move all of the important needles in the right direction.”
The Verge Platform is a software solution that represents an improvement in the unification of function resulting in performance increases, price efficiencies, and overall simplification of management, according to Wenzler. By eliminating the disparate interfacing functions of a typical multi-vendor deployment, the platform’s unified architecture delivers all the expected benefits of the modern hyperconverged system under a single license.
This same unified architecture demystifies data center management. As a result, the required knowledge to perform even complex activities is reduced to a generalist level. Once installed, Verge says the platform makes it possible to create separate and individually secure data centers in a matter of minutes. By removing the necessity for siloed expertise, coupled with the platform’s automation and intelligence, customers using the Verge Platform cite a 25 to 50 percent reduction in technical operational headcount required to service the IT environment.
The Verge Platform is deployed in large cloud service providers, data science, and corporate enterprises. More than 2,500 research groups are said to be using the platform.
“The demand for new workloads has exceeded the industry’s ability to provision technology in a timely and cost-effective manner using traditional methods of scaling infrastructure with disparate hardware,” says Greg Campbell, co-founder and chief technology officer at the company. “Verge replaces unique and expensive hardware appliances with scalable intelligent software that uses building block commodity hardware. The result is less hardware and more software to solve a growing concern.”