This fourth article is an editorial series that explores Lustre solutions in the cloud for an exploding commercial data universe. This week’s looks at how companies can employ a production ready version of Lustre using cloud infrastructure. You can download the entire Lustre in the Cloud series in PDF from the insideBIGDATA White Paper Library courtesy of Intel.
With the release of Intel® Cloud Edition for Lustre software in collaboration with key cloud infrastructure providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), commercial customers have an ideal opportunity to employ a production-ready version of Lustre—optimized for business HPDA—in a pay-as-you-go cloud environment. This commercial grade, enhanced distribution of open source Lustre software comes with the latest features, fully tested and supported by Intel, the primary developer and global support provider for the Lustre parallel file system software.
The AWS pay-per-use model allows business developers the capability of testing and tuning their applications in a Lustre environment without investing in new infrastructure.
With Lustre on AWS, users can easily add, remove, or reconfigure AWS resources as their immediate workload needs and budgetary considerations change.
The value add enables businesses with large-scale, HPC-class data throughput challenges to employ the performance and scalability of Lustre, but with streamlined installation, configuration, monitoring, and management features built specifically for cloud deployments such as AWS.
This distribution of Lustre on AWS brings a number of competitive benefits to a broad range of business and commercial organizations struggling to get their arms around exploding data throughput and storage demands.
Next week we’ll explore the attributes enterprise versions of lustre. If you prefer you can download the complete guide in a PDF from the insideBIGDATA White Paper Library courtesy of Intel.