HPE has added a new model to the firm's Cloudline range of servers aimed at service providers, delivering a high density storage server to complete what HPE claims is the only complete open infrastructure portfolio for this market segment from a top-tier vendor.
The HPE Cloudline CL5200 servers (pictured) are available now for direct orders worldwide, and are the newest addition to the Cloudline portfolio introduced last year. These have been produced in partnership with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn to combine the technology and service leadership of an enterprise vendor with the high-volume benefits of an original design manufacturer sourcing model, HPE said at the time.
The Cloudline CL5200 is a high density, multi-node storage system designed for service providers that have a requirement for high density storage to run cloud storage and data analytics services. The key here is that this segment of the market is highly sensitive to the cost per gigabyte of storage, according to HPE.
For this reason, the Cloudline CL5200 is based on a minimalist design with one or two compute nodes inside the enclosure for different performance tiers. The enclosure supports up to 80 large form factor hard drives, enabling customers to specify up to 640TB of storage in a single 4U chassis.
HPE is also expanding its portfolio of Altoline network switches with four new models in the 6900 family, including one that features 25/100Gbps port switching. HPE said that these will allow customers to tailor networking infrastructure to meet specific applications and workload requirements, and allow service providers to deploy their choice of networking operating system, including Cumulus, Pica8 and OpenSwitch later this year.
Also updated for 2016 is HPE's Helion Content Depot, a reference platform for scale-out storage infrastructure based on the OpenStack framework and Swift object storage module, running on HPE's ProLiant Gen 9 servers. This has now been refreshed with additional reference architectures for hyper-scale, multi-data centre operations, the firm said.
"HPE is the only vendor that offers a choice of standard or open infrastructure solutions to accelerate business growth and provide service providers with the flexibility to scale rapidly and cost-effectively," said Reaz Rasul, vice president and general manager of HPE's global hyperscale business.
The HPE Altoline 6920 and HPE Altoline 6940 are available worldwide now starting at $5,990, while service providers need to contact their HPE account manager for details regarding the CL5200.
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