- 16 November 2011
- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced new
solutions to better manage the scale of data growth and complexity
created by high-bandwidth applications, such as those for research
and computational modeling and simulation. As part of its
continued investment in high performance computing (HPC), NetApp
introduced two new Big Data solutions, based on the NetApp E-Series
platform, to address Big Data requirements, giving organisations
the ability to solve bandwidth and density challenges, realise
immediate improvements in efficiencies and improve the time to
Big Data innovation is built on NetApp. Our
solutions allow customers to breakthrough old performance barriers
to unlock new insights, gain an unfair advantage with better,
faster business decisions and create new business opportunities.
With this announcement, NetApp adds to its portfolio of Big Data
solutions designed to serve analytics, bandwidth and content
repository requirements. The new solutions are designed to serve
the needs of bandwidth-intensive needs in concert with the Lustre
and Quantum StorNext parallel file systems.
The NetApp High Performance Computing
Solution for Lustre is purpose-built to efficiently scale bandwidth
and density with proven reliability to solve difficult research,
modeling, and simulation problems. The solution shortens time to
results and increases compute efficiency with a storage solution
optimised for the Lustre file system. The High Performance
Computing Solution for Lustre also eliminates data bottlenecks with
30GB/sec writes and reduces power, cooling and operational costs by
maximising disk drive performance in less rack space.
The NetApp Seismic Processing Solution
provides efficient access to big data generated by seismic
processing operations to help exploration teams make optimal
decisions. The high density E-Series platform supports 1.8PB in
each industry-standard 40U rack. The solution manages
high-bandwidth seismic processing operations with Quantum's
StorNext file system, and is purpose-built to allow for increased
productivity and the confidence to deploy quickly with proven,
always-on technology, backed by global support.
Brendon Howe, Vice President of High Performance Computing,
"NetApp is serious about high-performance Computing," said Brendon
Howe, Vice President of High Performance Computing. "Our Big Data
bandwidth solutions solve pressing needs in these key verticals and
are tested and proven. They provide a shorter time to results with
increased productivity and lower risk and costs."
Adison Snell, CEO, Intersect360 Research
"Storage continues to represent the fastest growing product
segment, as small businesses, large enterprises, and research
supercomputing facilities strive to analyse and store increasing
amounts of data," said Addison Snell of Intersect360 Research.
"Parallel file systems are a key technology for managing these
growing data repositories, and NetApp's performance-focused
solutions incorporating Lustre and Quantum's StorNext will address
these needs in the marketplace."
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