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Primeur weekly 2013-12-16

The Cloud

How to offer wow in the Cloud? A unique book on the user experience provides help with service design ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems ...

European Commission to issue report with Cloud standards ...

Alelo consolidates data centre and prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

EuroFlash

ISC'14 to issue Calls for tutorial proposals, research paper submissions and more ...

HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre announce Switzerland Conference 2014 ...

IBM scientists demonstrate quantum phenomenon for the first time using a plastic film ...

DRIHM, a new EUDAT Associated Partner, collaborates to provide new services for citizen scientists ...

The University of Cambridge chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to accelerate UK's fastest academic cluster and further space research ...

Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos and Catalonian Regional Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Altair Engineering announces 7th European Altair Technology Conference - to be held in Munich, Germany from June 24-26, 2014 and invites customers and industry experts to submit presentation proposals ...

New supercomputer puts Bristol at the forefront of research ...

Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance computer ...

USFlash

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup ...

Qualcomm Technologies introduces Snapdragon 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode for high-volume smartphones ...

Convey Computer's implementation of PacBioToCA algorithm speeds DNA sequence assembly, delivering up to fifteen times acceleration ...

Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future ...

Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion ...

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures and reactions ...

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 enhances support for Oracle Database 12c ...

Raritan adds new swappable sensor and mini plug-in sensor for monitoring data centre environments ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems

19 Nov 2013 Sunnyvale - NetApp has introduced two new hardware platforms and updated a third to address the broad performance requirements of data-intensive applications. The new NetApp EF550 all-flash array delivers high performance and consistent low latency for business-critical applications for which responsiveness and enterprise reliability are critical. The new NetApp E2700 has been designed for small remote/branch offices requiring optimal price/performance. The updated NetApp E5500 is aimed at performance, density, and modular flexibility for the widest range of data-intensive workloads.

By offering the broadest and most complete flash portfolio in the industry, NetApp maximizes the value of flash across the entire compute, network, and storage stack, improving efficiency and accelerating business-critical application performance. Every workload is different; that's why NetApp's broad portfolio of hybrid and all-flash arrays allows customers to create an optimal solution. The company has shipped over 60PB of flash storage to date.

The new platform releases continue to execute against the storage industry's most innovative roadmap, which recently included NetApp's unveiling of a comprehensive strategy for Cloud integration. As organisations turn to hybrid Cloud environments to optimize costs, seize opportunities, and mitigate risks, NetApp is providing its clustered Data ONTAP platform for seamless Cloud management across any blend of private and public Cloud resources. Already more than 175 Cloud service providers deliver Cloud services built on Data ONTAP. IDC named NetApp Data ONTAP as the world's number-one branded storage operating system.

The NetApp EF550 is a trusted platform that keeps business operations running by delivering business results faster and improving the customer experience. The EF550 delivers consistent, predictable, submillisecond response times to accelerate the latency-sensitive applications responsible for driving revenue, productivity, and/or customer satisfaction on a day-in, day-out basis. Key applications include database, VDI, and web services. The EF550's scale-up architecture provides more data access to low-latency performance while remote replication enables business-critical application to be fully protected at a remote site.

Operational costs are dramatically lowered with the EF550 due to the elimination of overprovisioning. In fact, a single EF550 is able to match the performance of two full racks of traditional spinning drives. This results in significant savings of space, power, and cooling.

The NetApp E-Series leads in innovation with Dynamic Disk Pools, Intelligent Cache Tiering with SSD Cache, the NetApp AutoSupport tool, remote replication in a simple array, and the latest release of 12G SAS. The E-Series is part of the NetApp portfolio of block-based, performance optimized storage. Easily scalable by design, the E-Series is for workloads requiring 99.999% reliability and consistently high performance.

The E2700 offers simple and flexible management, allowing IT staff to focus on adding business value versus managing storage. IT departments can add storage capacity as their organisations grow without reconfiguring running applications. By introducing 12G SAS, the E2700 dramatically accelerates application performance for price/performance value. Seamless operations with seamless application integration meet the demands of any application environment with the support of fibre channel (FC), Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI), and SAS.

The performance-efficient E5500 expands enterprise data protection with the SANtricity suite of data replication features and flexible interface offerings with 10G iSCSI and 16G FC, in addition to SAS and IB. With NetApp AutoSupport, users have enterprise monitoring and installed-base analytics for pro-active operations. The E5500 scales to 1.5PB per system for data-intensive storage at scale.

In 2013, NetApp discussed its vision to provide seamless data management and control across a blend of private and public Cloud resources. By harnessing the versatility and efficiency of Data ONTAP, NetApp now delivers a universal data platform, enabling dynamic data portability and extensive customer choice across private Cloud, public Cloud service provider, and hyperscale Cloud provider options. NetApp has more than 175 Cloud service providers delivering over 300 Cloud services built on Data ONTAP. It is the first and only major storage supplier building an ecosystem around a private storage solution for Amazon Web Services and was recognized as the Private Cloud Partner of the Year by Microsoft. In addition, the #1 integrated infrastructure platform, FlexPod, from Cisco and NetApp is a proven platform for service providers and enterprises. FlexPod is deployed across multiple data centres and integrates on-premise private Clouds with secure public Clouds.

With a customer-centric approach that strikes the right balance between technology and business needs, NetApp solves the inherent data management challenges of a hybrid IT environment, helping customers realize the true benefits of the Cloud.

George Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Operations, NetApp, stated: "Our product innovation strategy is to deliver the industry's leading portfolio of Cloud-integrated and flash-accelerated storage and data management solutions. These solutions satisfy our customers' needs for their multiple workloads and deployment models - either dedicated or as part of a shared infrastructure. By expanding our EF-Series all-flash arrays and E-Series platforms we are meeting growing market demand for dense, performance-oriented architectures and delivering superior performance, reliability, efficiency and scale."
Source: NetApp

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Primeur weekly 2013-12-16

The Cloud

How to offer wow in the Cloud? A unique book on the user experience provides help with service design ...

GreenButton launches WarpDrive for Cloud data transfers ...

NetApp introduces new all-flash array and performance-optimized enterprise storage systems ...

European Commission to issue report with Cloud standards ...

Alelo consolidates data centre and prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

EuroFlash

ISC'14 to issue Calls for tutorial proposals, research paper submissions and more ...

HPC Advisory Council and Swiss National Supercomputing Centre announce Switzerland Conference 2014 ...

IBM scientists demonstrate quantum phenomenon for the first time using a plastic film ...

DRIHM, a new EUDAT Associated Partner, collaborates to provide new services for citizen scientists ...

The University of Cambridge chooses Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to accelerate UK's fastest academic cluster and further space research ...

Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos and Catalonian Regional Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, visit the Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Altair Engineering announces 7th European Altair Technology Conference - to be held in Munich, Germany from June 24-26, 2014 and invites customers and industry experts to submit presentation proposals ...

New supercomputer puts Bristol at the forefront of research ...

Super-fast and super-green: Cambridge unveils pioneering high-performance computer ...

USFlash

HPC Advisory Council announces HPCmusic subgroup ...

Qualcomm Technologies introduces Snapdragon 410 chipset with integrated 4G LTE World Mode for high-volume smartphones ...

Convey Computer's implementation of PacBioToCA algorithm speeds DNA sequence assembly, delivering up to fifteen times acceleration ...

Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations ...

HP introduces innovations built for the data centre of the future ...

Third quarter HPC server revenues experience year-over-year decline as expected, following exceptional year-ago quarter, according to IDC ...

New York State awards University at Buffalo $1 million for supercomputer expansion ...

Iowa State-led team wins supercomputer time to study nuclear structures and reactions ...

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 enhances support for Oracle Database 12c ...

Raritan adds new swappable sensor and mini plug-in sensor for monitoring data centre environments ...