As more and more distributed applications are taking advantage of scale-out architectures, application architectures themselves are transforming. Big Data is one of the most recognizable in this new breed of applications, but the ideal network to support Big Data applications is not the one that has been around for decades. New requirements for Big Data require the next generation of data fabrics.
In an upcoming DemoFriday™ on October 24, Plexxi will demonstrate how to build a Big Data fabric that is scalable, manageable, and integrated with surrounding systems like OpenStack and Cloudera, which produces enterprise data hubs built on Apache Hadoop.
While the rise of Big Data offers incredible opportunities, it can still pose real challenges to networks today. Join Ed Henry of Plexxi product management and Nils Swart of Plexxi business development as they talk about how to overcome those challenges and show:
- Big Data fabric setup, including application and tenant performance requirements
- Automated VLAN provisioning using OpenStack
- Dynamic rack awareness
- Node visualization
- Cloudera integration
- Live fabric utilization heat map to identify congestion
Not all applications are the same, and not all resources can be neatly tucked into a few adjacent racks. The network needs to account for differences in requirements and data locality, especially as the scale-out nature of next-generation apps also extends to clustered compute and storage systems.
Sign up to join us for the DemoFriday™ with Plexxi to learn about how the next generation of Big Data fabrics provides availability, consistency, awareness, and other critical Big Data requirements. We’ll webcast live on Friday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
This DemoFriday has already occurred. You may view the archived assets here.