SGI(R) Launches Portfolio of New Solutions to Enable Big Data Innovations, Big Breakthroughs

SGI(R) Launches Portfolio of New Solutions to Enable Big Data Innovations, Big 
SGI InfiniteData(TM) Cluster, SGI ObjectStore(TM) and SGI LiveArc(TM)
AE for SGI InfiniteStorage(TM) Gateway Accelerate Time to Value,
Deliver Petabyte Scale, and Lower Costs for Big Data 
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/22/13 --  SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the
trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, today
introduced SGI(R) InfiniteData(TM) Cluster, SGI(R) ObjectStore(TM)
and SGI(R) LiveArc(TM) AE for SGI(R) InfiniteStorage(TM) Gateway as
part of the company's portfolio of Big Data solutions. Focused on
helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology
challenges, SGI's new solutions enable business and government
agencies to perform Big Data analytics with faster and greater
insight, achieve the extreme capacity and scale needed for Big Data
storage, and manage storage investments more cost effectively.  
"As businesses tackle the rising volume, velocity, and variety of Big
Data, they face a growing challenge -- how to unlock value at greater
speed, scale and efficiency," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO
of SGI. "SGI's expertise in designing and building some of the
world's fastest supercomputers enables customers to fully optimize
High Performance Computing for Big Data analytics to achieve business
breakthroughs. As a Top 10 storage provider and with many years'
experience helping customers manage some of the world's largest data
environments cost efficiently, we are applying our expertise in Big
Data storage to deliver solutions increasingly needed in today's
Optimized Hadoop Performance for Faster, Greater Insight -- Factory
Integration to Lower Costs 
Utilizing Intel(R) Xeon(TM) processors E5-2600 v2 and up to 12 4TB
drives per tray, InfiniteData Cluster delivers a 1:1 core to storage
spindle ratio to optimize Apache(TM) Hadoop(R) software, and coupled
with high speed interconnects, provides up to 40 nodes and 1.9PB in a
single rack -- twice or more the compute and storage density per
footprint of all other HPC solutions for Big Data analytics.
Factory-integrated with the Cloudera(R) Hadoop distribution running
on Red Hat(R) Linux software and SGI Management Center, InfiniteData
Cluster solutions arrive pre-racked, pre-configured, and pre-tested,
saving 100s to 1,000s of IT man hours and providing business with a
world-class analytics platform in days versus months. 
"Today enterprise organizations need big data analytics solutions
that are not just indiscriminant storage vaults, but are also
innovative repositories of insightful data," said Tim Stevens, vice
president, Business and Corporate Development, Cloudera. "Cloudera's
Platform for Big Data, with Hadoop at its core, is a comprehensive
data management platform. Combined with the SGI InfiniteData Cluster,
joint customers gain a considerable competitive advantage as they
address their big data challenges to gain value from all their data." 
The InfiniteData Cluster platform architecture offers broad
flexibility and scalability to address a wide range of customer
needs, with choice of drives, network connectivity and more processor
cores. SGI Management Center provides automated, policy-driven power
management. And to further reduce energy consumption, all components
are serviced from the front of the rack to support hot aisle/cold
aisle floor plans. 
SGI's new InfiniteData Cluster is part of a comprehensive suite of
HPC solutions for Big Data analytics addressing two principle metrics
-- data analysis and time to value. If data relationships are
sufficiently understood to allow parsing into chunks using Hadoop,
and the need for results allows hours to days, InfiniteData Cluster
is an ideal solution. If parsing warrants the use of a NoSQL database
to provide organizational structure or if value can be gained from
results measured in minutes, SGI DataRaptor with MarkLogic(R)
Database is optimal. And for business environments looking for hidden
data relationships using graph analytics or wanting to perform
analysis in real-time, SGI(R) UV(TM) system is the industry's most
powerful shared memory platform.  
SGI "Sandbox" for Hadoop 
The unfamiliarity of Hadoop solutions for Lines of Business and IT
often warrants a "proof of concept" to first understand the
capabilities of HPC and Hadoop for Big Data analytics. This often,
however, adds several months before realizing Big Data initiatives,
as well as expense. To accelerate business assessment and allow IT to
gain immediate benefit, SGI is making an InfiniteData Cluster
available online, pre-configured with RedHat Enterprise Linux and
Cloudera Hadoop, for customers to upload their own data and explore
Big Data analytics. SGI's Hadoop Sandbox is targeted for availability
at year end. 
Extreme, Object-based Storage Capacity  
New SGI ObjectStore delivers extreme storage capacity and cloud
scalability for Big Data. Integrating SGI's OEM of Scality RING
software with its innovative SGI Modular InfiniteStorage Server
hardware, ObjectStore provides a proven, object-based, "scale-out"
storage solution for petabyte environments. The unique RING peer to
peer architecture allows SGI's storage environment to overcome the
strain massive data volumes place on conventional storage file
systems. The ObjectStore system architecture delivers a shared
storage pool supporting thousands to millions of users, with
limitless file size and quantity, and performance rivaling
block-based storage. Nodes can be added at any time to increase
capacity -- without interrupting users or performance levels.
Advanced erasure code technology reduces risk of data loss in the
event of node or drive failure to effectively zero. And the
environment self-heals with no RAID rebuilds, raising service levels.
Delivering up to 2.8PB per rack, SGI's ObjectStore solution can also
save enterprise environments 40 percent or more in capital and
operating expenses, even in comparison to public cloud storage. 
Intelligent Management of Active Archives 
Coming to SGI InfiniteStorage Gateway, the integrated, active archive
solution enabling enterprises to significantly lower the cost of high
volume storage, SGI is introducing SGI LiveArc AE, a special
"appliance edition" of SGI LiveArc software to be embedded in the
Gateway before year end. Delivering intelligent management for active
archives, LiveArc AE provides fast search, facilitates compliance,
and helps achieve disaster recovery.  
As infrequently accessed data is moved to the InfiniteStorage
Gateway, LiveArc AE automatically indexes metadata and file content,
enabling a variety of valuable capabilities. Users can quickly search
across the archive using free-text queries to locate needed files.
Version history can be captured with audit trails. Write Once Read
Many (WORM) functionality can be implemented such as restricting file
deletion or changes. Data retention periods can be set. And remote
replication of archived data can be automated based on policies, with
inline encryption for security and file level de-duplication to
reduce storage consumption.  
About SGI 
SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing (HPC), is
focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and
technology challenges by delivering technical computing, Big Data
analytics, cloud computing, and petascale storage solutions that
accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability. 
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