Big Data Storage Servers

Jimmy Daley

Title: Director, Smart Storage Engineering

Smart Storage is built around the Proliant Server platform, and at HP Discover 2012 there were several big announcements. The Proliant SL4500 series servers were announced as the first purpose-built Big Data server ecosystem, with an architecture of shared power and cooling that allows a variety of configurations, starting at one quarter petabyte and ranging upwards. The larger systems are designed for Hadoop operation, culminating over three years of work with the largest of HP’s customers.