London, UK, November 14,
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 organizations the ability
to solve bandwidth and density challenges, realise immediate
improvements in efficiencies and improve the time to results.
Big Data innovation is built on NetApp. Its
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 requirements 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,
modelling, and simulation problems. The solution shortens time to
results and increases compute efficiency with a storage solution
optimized 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
maximizing 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
"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
"Storage continues to represent the fastest growing product
segment, as small businesses, large enterprises, and research
supercomputing facilities strive to analyze 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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