We are a society that lives for choices. In fact, I believe we strive on choice. I recently read that Chipotle has 65,000 menu combinations! Honestly, about 3,000 too many options for me personally but by any means of measure, that’s a lot of choices. By definition the NetApp Cisco FlexPod solution line is all about choice, hence the “Flex” in FlexPod. We are expanding that “Flex” to include Hadoop.
So, what are we announcing?
FlexPod Select Family. The FlexPod Select solutions are designed for dedicated workloads like Big Data, high performance computing (HPC), video services (production, rendering), oil and gas applications and more. The first of these dedicated workloads that FlexPod addresses is Big Data with our Hadoop solutions.
Hadoop is a powerful and essential tool that has extended business analytics to handle big data. However, there are challenges with Hadoop, as there are with any new technology.
Some of these are:
Realizing the benefits of Hadoop and analytics in general requires an underlying infrastructure of storage, servers, networking, and connections to handle big data, and which needs to:
Our FlexPod Select with Hadoop configurations include:
And businesses or departments get :
A little more on our E-Series Storage Systems and why it’s great for Big Data
From a storage perspective, the E5460 is used in FlexPod Select with Hadoop. Outstanding bandwidth performance is a critical driver for creating bigger, faster solutions. The extreme density of the E-Series 60-drive enclosure saves floor space and helps lower operational costs for capacity-intensive environments. The E5400’s modular flexibility enables custom configurations that can be tailored for any requirement. Add to this bulletproof reliability, availability, and serviceability designed to ensure continuous, high-speed data delivery and you’ve got a Big Data platform that is ready to go.