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NEC and Quobyte team up for HPC Storage

Today storage vendor Quobyte and NEC Deutschland GmbH announced a partnership to develop a complete HPC storage solution stack based on NEC HPC hardware and Quobyte’s Data Center File System software.

We’re very pleased to finalize our partnership with NEC to offer a joint storage solution to address the evolving needs of the HPC and supercomputing community,” said Felix Hupfeld, Quobyte Co-Founder and CTO. “Their rich history in developing and offering enterprise HPC solutions for nearly three decades is a testament to their expertise and ongoing commitment to developing innovative storage technologies. Quobyte’s full stack Data Center File System combined with their HPC hardware system results in a much needed storage solution that will help to eliminate the bottlenecks and pricing traps of legacy hardware-based storage while providing the performance, security, and ease of operation of modern hyperscale architectures.”

The NEC-Quobyte solution platform offers researchers and enterprises a cost-effective, high-performance storage system based on easily configurable performance and capacity modules that brings the operational efficiencies of hyperscalers to HPC workloads by providing a massively scalable modern file system alternative to aged storage architectures. The highly configurable system can easily scle to hundreds of petabytes without increasing administrative burden, while being able to service large streaming workloads and millions of small file workloads.

Quobyte’s comprehensive knowledge base and experience gained in working with hyperscale storage solutions at Google combined with their expertise in developing a unified, secure, self-healing global file system for scalable storage is the perfect complement to our hardware platform,” added NEC’s Oliver Tennert, Director HPC Solutions and Marketing EMEA. “We look forward to delivering a combined HPC solution that will save on capex and opex costs; helping to significantly reduce the administrative burdens placed on storage administrators having to deal with legacy HPC storage architectures.”

The NEC-Quobyte offering is timely as emerging HPC workloads from data research analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer simulations and Internet-of-Things are continuing to stress already constrained storage and administrative budgets, driving the investigation for alternative approaches and providers to help contain costs.

Quobyte will be exhibiting at ISC 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 24 – 28, 2018 in booth #K-415.

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