Implementing and integrating Hadoop to complement existing EDW, RDBMS and Discovery Systems is all part of realizing a Modern Data Architecture for a business which unlocks the opportunities that big data provides for new insight and competitive edge.
That is why we were excited to take part in Cisco and NetApp’s joint announcement of their FlexPod Portfolio because it brings new engineered offerings to the market for enterprises looking to take advantage of Hadoop.
FlexPod Select is the first family in the FlexPod portfolio to address targeted workloads such as high-performance applications. Initially, the new category will target data-intensive requirements of Hadoop based big data applications in financial services, government, retail, manufacturing, amongst other markets: spaces where we’ve seen huge interest and growth in customers planning large deployments. Most deployments start with a single business targeted applications and grow from there. Organizations will be able to deploy FlexPod Select easily and to scale seamlessly as application requirements grow.
As part of the partnership we’ve worked together to ensure the combined technologies deliver maximum performance and reliability as part of the Cisco Validated Design Program. FlexPod Select with Hortonworks Data Platform enables the accelerated deployment of a highly available, enterprise-class Hadoop environment on the FlexPod Select architecture and is ready to deploy now for your most challenging Hadoop related needs.
The FlexPod Select family combines high-performance NetApp® E-Series and FAS storage systems, Cisco UCS® C-Series servers, Cisco Nexus® switches, and Cisco® management software into an architecture that shortens time to insight and accelerates time to value.
See the full press release here.
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