Flexpod Select with Cloudera

Earlier this week, our partners NetApp and Cisco announced the Flexpod Select Family with support for Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH).

We’re looking forward to the expansion of Flexpod Select to include Hadoop, as it provides additional options for customers to consume the benefits of the Cloudera Enterprise platform.

FlexPod Select with Hadoop is an extension of the FlexPod initiative built on the Cisco Common Platform Architecture (CPA) for Big Data. Designed for deployments that need enterprise class external storage array features, this solution offers a comprehensive analytic stack for big data that includes compute, storage, connectivity, and CDH with a full range of services such as Cloudera Manager to manage heavy workloads.

The solution is pre-validated for enterprise Hadoop deployments with breakthroughs around Hadoop stability, operations, and storage efficiency. By integrating all the hardware and software components and using highly reliable products, businesses can meet their tight SLAs around data performance while reducing the risk of deploying Hadoop.

FlexPod Select with Hadoop is based on the NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop reference design running CDH. NetApp has deployed this solution in production to improve customer support by leveraging Cloudera Enterprise. For more details on the reference design, please download the NetApp Case Study.

For the “Flexpod Select with CDH” validated design guide, please visit this URL.

Sandeep Brahmarouthu is a Senior Manager on Cloudera’s Business Development team.

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