HPE announces new storage server, expansions in network switches


Tuesday, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced its open, cloud-optimized storage server and enhancements to HPE Cloudline servers and HPE Altoline network switches.

The HPE Cloudline CL5200 is a high density, multi-node storage server designed for service providers looking for high density storage with $/GB to run cloud storage and data analytics applications.

HPE said this storage server fits easily into a multi-vendor management environment. It features minimalist bare-iron design and supports one or two compute nodes for various performance tiers.

The server supports up to 80 large form factor hard drives to provide up to 640 TB of storage in a single 4U chassis.

The company claimed that its storage server makes HPE the only top-tier vendor to offer a complete open infrastructure portfolio with compute, networking and now storage server offerings.

According to 451 Research, traditional hosting and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) will grow from a $60 billion market in 2015 into a $70 billion market in 2016, and is set to double in size by 2019.

Further, HPE expanded its portfolio of HPE Altoline switches with the introduction of four new models to its 6900 family.

It said these switches will enhance customers’ ability to tailor their networking infrastructure to meet their specific applications and workload requirements.

The HPE Altoline switch family provides service providers with their choice of open source networking operating systems, including Cumulus, Pica8, and later this year, OpenSwitch.

HPE also announced that HPE Helion now offers a mature OpenStack enterprise-grade distribution, supported by reference architectures optimized for the OpenStack Swift object storage project.

It said this solution has been optimized for 2016 with new reference architectures for hyper-scale, multi-data center operations.

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