SUSE and HPE Deliver Storage Solution to Help Customers Cost Effectively Manage Massive Data Growth

June 14, 2016

Solution includes SUSE Enterprise Storage, powered by Ceph, on HPE storage-optimized Apollo servers and HPE general-purpose ProLiant servers


SUSE® and HPE are delivering a Scalable Object Storage Solution with SUSE Enterprise Storage, allowing customers to effectively manage their problems of data storage at massive scale. The solution is supported on HPE storage-optimized Apollo servers and HPE general-purpose ProLiant servers. The solution enables customers to transform their enterprise storage infrastructure, delivering highly scalable and resilient storage that is fully supported, cost efficient and able to adapt to changing business and data demands.

In related news, SUSE today also announced the availability of SUSE Enterprise Storage 3, the first commercially supported intelligent software-defined storage management solution based on the Jewel release of the Ceph open source project. That announcement can be seen here.

"We are entering an era when data will be the real differentiator among companies and competitors," said Nils Brauckmann, CEO of SUSE. "Those that can effectively collect, store and analyze huge amounts of data will be able to outmaneuver others in the market. This solution is built to provide customers a strong foundation for their future data growth."

The HPE Scalable Object Storage Solution with SUSE Enterprise Storage provides a fully supported and validated software-defined enterprise storage solution that is scalable and cost effective. It lowers the total cost of ownership for customers developing cloud and archival storage systems at petabyte scale, and it is deployable on HPE servers from general-purpose rackmount to servers optimized for storage.

"When the Orchard Park Police Department made a significant investment in body cameras to increase the safety of our officers and citizens, technology to manage the information was a major concern," said Mark F. Pacholec, chief of police at the Orchard Park (New York) Police Department. R. Paul Warriner, network coordinator in the Orchard Park Information Technology Department, explained, "We obviously needed to upgrade our storage capacity to manage the growing pool of data. Cost was a concern, and the solution needed to be easy to implement, stable and scalable. After reviewing proposals from several major vendors, it wasn't even close. SUSE Enterprise Storage running on HPE hardware provides the value, security and stability we need to effectively serve our many constituents."

Chuck Smith, vice president, Business Development, HPE Server Global Business Unit at HPE, said, "Human data and machine data are growing 10 times faster than traditional business data, so IT infrastructure and processes need to adapt to keep up. SUSE Enterprise Storage on HPE servers will enable customers to stay ahead of the explosive growth of digital data without crippling their budgets."

The HPE and SUSE storage solution is available on three hardware platforms to address a wide range of customer requirements, including HPE Apollo 4000, a high-density server family built for the highest levels of storage performance and efficiency; HPE ProLiant DL380, a modern infrastructure with a comprehensive portfolio of versatile compute offerings; and HPE Cloudline CL5200, a new server portfolio tailored to service providers building and operating massively scaled data centers following Open Compute Platform standards. In addition, the solution is integrated and certified to work with HPE Data Protector, backup and recovery software that provides comprehensive data protection, real-time analytics and guided optimization.

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