Weka and HPE Provide Jointly Validated Solution for Containerized Workloads
CAMPBELL, Calif., Dec. 7, 2021 — WekaIO (Weka), the data platform for AI, today announced that it has developed a high-performance solution with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for the most demanding AI and ML workloads. The validated solution is now available on the HPE Ezmeral Marketplace.
Weka offers a high-performance data platform that was built to address the challenges posed by modern applications that leverage cloud, GPU compute through innovations in how Flash is used. Built on WekaFS, it offers the simplicity of NAS, the performance of SAN or DAS and the scalability of object storage. No more compromises between simplicity, speed or scale. With its unique software-defined architecture, customers can run on-premises, natively in the cloud, and orchestrate their data effortlessly between the two. The ability to mix and match Flash and Disk offers customers the best economics. This new Ezmeral validated Weka solution is in addition to the existing HPE ProLiant validated solutions currently available from HPE at HPE Solutions for Weka.
HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise is the industry’s first Kubernetes platform supporting both cloud native and non-cloud native applications. HPE Ezmeral supports hybrid deployments with both on-premises and public cloud support at the edge, core and cloud for a broad range of use cases like autonomous vehicles, single instance databases and CI/CD pipelines. Weka, HPE Ezmeral Runtime Enterprise and HPE Ezmeral MLOps enable customers to overcome the challenges of Kubernetes and AI/ML data pipelines and deliver value from the data center to the cloud to the edge (aggregation) with at-scale performance.
“Weka provides our customers with a high performance, software-defined storage platform to support the end-to-end AL/MLOPs data pipeline,” said Matt Hausmann, HPE Ezmeral Marketing & GTM. “HPE Ezmeral and Weka’s file storage platform offer customers the ability to build an application and deploy it anywhere with enterprise-class security, performance and reliability.”
While containers have become popular because of their lightweight nature, their immutability and portability, and their agility with orchestration provided by Kubernetes, persistent storage, data management and disaster recovery remain top barriers to adoption. Kubernetes at scale can be difficult. A validated solution like the HPE Ezmeral and Weka offering provides enterprises with benefits including faster time to market, operational agility, scale and ease of deployment.
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