Today, NetApp is helping customers with these deployment and management challenges with the announcement of the NetApp High-Performance Storage (HPS) Rack. The prepackaged and preconfigured storage solution delivers high performance that scales to help manage ever-increasing data growth. The HPS Rack includes preconfigured servers, management and monitoring software, and the open-source Lustre parallel file system, enabling organisations to shorten deployment time from months to days, lower risk, reduce total cost of ownership, and speed time to results.
"Storage system deployment and management needs to be simplified for more industries to reap the benefits of high-performance computing", stated Brendon Howe, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp. "The NetApp HPS Rack integrates critical building blocks and removes many of the deployment challenges associated with HPC management, ultimately helping customers deploy low-risk solutions that unlock innovation quickly and gain critical competitive advantage in their markets."
The NetApp HPS Rack is built on the NetApp E-Series platform. NetApp E-Series solutions efficiently process, analyze, manage, and access data at scale to meet customers' needs in industries requiring applications with dedicated workloads, including oil and gas, financial services, media and entertainment, high-performance computing, and the public sector. Customers can spark innovation, make better decisions, and drive successful business outcomes at the speed of today's business.
Additionally, the NetApp HPS Rack can integrate Terascala LustreStack software to provide proven management and extensive analytics. With LustreStack, customers get a Lustre-based solution that deploys in minutes, is easy to manage, and is optimally tuned for applications and work flows. Administrators can get all the performance and scalability benefits of Lustre without the need for any in-house expertise, bringing rapid deployment, simplicity, and faster time to results to big data and HPC environments.
"For fast insight to action, the best software and hardware needs to be employed to achieve the highest levels of performance for our researchers", stated Scott Kornblum, managing director, Thesys Technologies, the infrastructure affiliate of Tradeworx. "Once we started running our NetApp E5400 and E2600 with Terascala's LustreStack, it became dramatically easier for us to manage resources, helping us reduce costs. We can now monitor performance in real time and provide 5GB per second of throughput to our research group, giving them the tools they need to test and model new algorithms concurrently."
"By integrating with the NetApp HPS Rack, we make it fast and easy for commercial organisations to install, tune, and manage high-performance storage solutions", stated Steve Butler, CEO, Terascala. "There is a complete set of tools for system monitoring, application tuning, and event logging and alerts, as well as data work flow management. With improved throughput and less time spent managing the system, customers can get to their results much faster."
The NetApp HPS Rack is a preconfigured solution that allows customers to achieve faster time to results by reducing the time and resources needed to architect, design, and implement HPC storage configurations Op.timized for Lustre, NetApp and Terascala solutions enable administrators to easily deploy, manage, and maintain their environment to achieve results faster and at low risk. NetApp E-Series is optimized for performance, processing efficiency, and density needs. The solution enables real-time data collection for application-driven tuning.