WANdisco Announces Hadoop Console for Simplified Enterprise Hadoop Deployment and Management

WANdisco Announces Hadoop Console for Simplified Enterprise Hadoop Deployment 
and Management 
WANdisco Hadoop Console Plug-and-Play Dashboard Eases
Public-to-Private Cloud Migration and Supports Virtualization and
Secure Multi-Tenancy 
SAN RAMON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 --   WANdisco (LSE: WAND),
a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to
meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development,
announced the introduction of the WANdisco Hadoop Console (WHC). This
solution is plug-and-play software with everything necessary to
deploy, monitor and manage enterprise-class Hadoop big data
implementations with minimal HBase or HDFS knowledge.  
WHC, which includes everything necessary to deploy Hadoop, can be
implemented as a virtual (VMware or Linux) or physical appliance. WHC
also supports HBase to enable real-time (transactional) as well as
batch processing (data analysis). Its intuitive graphical user
interface (GUI) allows administrators to create as many Hadoop
instances as they need for big data batch processing (MapReduce), big
data real-time transactions (HBase) and private cloud deployments
with the same features as Amazon's S3.  
"This product means that Hadoop is finally easy to install and manage
for all enterprises," said David Richards, CEO for WANdisco. "The
console is also capable of massive performance and scale that is
expected of enterprise Hadoop deployments and de-risks enterprises
that have 'skunk-works' Hadoop deployments in the public Amazon
Virtualization and Elasticity
 With WHC, WANdisco is the only big
data vendor to support virtualization with both Linux and VMware. The
resulting virtualized infrastructure dramatically improves server
efficiency, increasing throughput from five to 10 percent to as much
as 60 percent. This enables organizations to get the most out of
their existing hardware investments without sacrificing availability
or performance. WHC also enables elasticity with its support for live
shrinking and expansion of Hadoop clusters as usage requirements
change, without any downtime. 
Secure Multi-Tenancy
 WHC supports multi-tenancy, crucial for
organizations requiring shared storage between departments or
customers offering two levels of isolation: weak and strong. Weak
isolation is achieved within a single Hadoop cluster using Active
Directory, allowing users to share the same Hadoop implementation.
LDAP integration is also supported. WHC enables strong isolation with
its support for virtualization, allowing multiple Hadoop
implementations to securely share the same hardware resources, while
keeping data and traffic entirely separate.  
"It's been a long time since I've seen a truly disruptive technology
like WANdisco's," said Daryl Heinz, founder and CEO of Prognosive, a
company providing training and consulting services that focus on Big
Data profiling and analysis and a WANdisco system integration
partner. "WANdisco is delivering on the promise that other Big Data
frameworks are simply unable to achieve. We are delighted and honored
that Prognosive is one of WANdisco's first Big Data partners." 
Public-to-Private Cloud Migration
 The WHC also offers the option of
implementing Hadoop with S3-enabled HDFS, providing full support for
Amazon's public cloud features such as metadata tagging, snapshots
and data object versioning. This option drastically simplifies
migration from Amazon's public cloud environment to a private
in-house cloud without any loss of functionality. This is critical
for enterprises that want to de-risk Amazon public cloud deployments,
saving time and money during the transition. In addition, popular
applications that use Amazon S3 API, such as Amanda backup, SmugMug,
Senduit, JungleDisk, etc., will run unmodified in the private cloud
S3 storage solution provided by the WHC. 
"WANdisco is addressing important issues with this product including
the need to simplify Hadoop implementation and management as well as
public to private cloud migration," said John Webster, senior partner
at storage research firm Evaluator Group. "Enterprises that may have
been on the fence about bringing their cloud applications private can
now do so in a way that addresses concerns about both data security
and costs. Furthermore, in cases where enterprises that have deployed
either non-strategic or test projects in the public cloud, WHC can
quickly move those projects to a private cloud." 
Pricing and Availability
 The WHC and the S3-enabled HDFS option are
both available at http://www.wandisco.com/hadoop/hadoop-console. WHC
is priced at $1,000 per node annually, while the S3-enabled HDFS
option for WHC is priced at $500 per node annually. Platinum Support
for WANdisco Hadoop Products, which provides global 24/7 coverage, is
priced at $3,000 per node annually and includes Guaranteed response
times, indemnification coverage, Hadoop Cluster Health Check, 8 Hours
of Free Consulting or Training, Bug Buddy and more. Gold Support
provides 8/5 coverage (customer chooses GMT, EST or PST) and is
priced at $2,000 per node annually. The WANdisco Hadoop Console will
be demonstrated at WANdisco's booth, #317, at the Strata Conference
in Santa Clara, Feb. 26-28. For additional information, please visit
About WANdisco
 WANdisco (LSE: WAND) is a provider of
enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally
distributed organizations to meet today's data challenges of secure
storage, scalability and availability. WANdisco's products are
differentiated by the company's patented, active-active data
replication technology, serving crucial high availability (HA)
requirements, including Hadoop Big Data and Application Lifecycle
Management (ALM). Fortune Global 1000 companies including AT&T,
Motorola, Intel and Halliburton rely on WANdisco for performance,
reliability, security and availability. For additional information,
please visit www.wandisco.com. 
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Samantha Leggat
(925) 396-1194 
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