Data Center Links: HP, Silver Peak, Blue Coat

HP and Cloudera Partner on Hadoop deployments, Silver Peak expands Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture, Blue Coat Cloud selected by Kordia.

John Rath

July 27, 2012

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Here’s our review of today’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:

HP and Cloudera Partner on Hadoop. HP and Cloudera announced an agreement that will enable clients to deploy, manage and scale Hadoop systems quickly to gain more effective insight from their business data. As a joint development and licensing agreement HP and Cloudera will deliver open-standards-based reference architectures that simplify management and accelerate deployment of Hadoop Cluster environments. The HP reference architecture for Hadoop for Cloudera and HP AppSystem for Hadoop - Cloudera both include the Cloudera Enterprise platform and HP Insight Cluster Manager Utility software. “HP and Cloudera share the common goal of simplifying big data processing and analytics on Hadoop for businesses,” said Tim Stevens, vice president, Business and Corporate Development, Cloudera. “With HP reselling the Cloudera Enterprise platform, together we provide end users with a comprehensive big data analytics solution for data integration, analysis and visualization, built natively on open source Apache Hadoop.”

Silver Peak expands Virtual Product Line.  Silver Peak Systems announced it has  extended its software-based product portfolio for wide area network optimization with the introduction of the VX-500 for small remote sites, and the VX-6000 and VX-7000 for data centers, regional offices and disaster recovery (DR) sites. Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) software from Silver Peak uses real time acceleration techniques for moving data quickly across the WAN, thus solving performance issues with recovery point objectives for disaster recovery. The new VX-500 offers up to 2 megabits-per-second throughput and 8,000 simultaneous connections. The Silver Peak VX-6000 and VX-7000 were added to complement Silver Peak’s mid-range products, providing acceleration for 100 Mbps and 200 Mbps connections respectfully. “With the addition of our new virtual products, Silver Peak continues to lead the industry with the fastest and most cost-effective software solutions for moving large amounts of data between any size data center, branch or disaster recovery site,” said Damon Ennis, vice president of product management for Silver Peak. “The Silver Peak virtual marketplace and our software-based solutions have revolutionized the delivery, deployment and pricing of WAN optimization. All or our software solutions are available for free, self-service trials directly from our website, allowing anyone to start accelerating their data mobility immediately.”

Blue Coat Cloud selected by Kordia.  Blue Coat Systems announced that Kordia, New Zealand’s national broadcast and telecommunications provider, is delivering the Blue Coat Cloud Services as a managed security offering for the businesses that want to extend corporate security and compliance policies to protect their users on all networks in any location. The Kordia managed security offering, which will be hosted in New Zealand, expands the global presence of the Blue Coat Cloud Service, giving all customers of the service a new point of presence to access when they are in the region.  “Enterprise-class security that can follow users as they move from location to location and network to network is crucial for businesses struggling to mitigate the risks of data loss and web-based malware threats,” said Bruce Bennie, managing director for Blue Coat Systems in Australia and New Zealand.  “With the Blue Coat Cloud Service powering its new managed security offering, Kordia can deliver to their customers the comprehensive protection and granular controls they need.”


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