Alluxio and NetApp Partner to Make it Easier to Architect a Hybrid or Multi-Cloud Strategy

Alluxio, the developer of the open source data orchestration platform for data driven workloads such as large-scale analytics and AI/ML, is now enabling the integration of NetApp StorageGRID with Alluxio’s Data Orchestration Platform.

The combined solution will help enterprises accelerate adoption of the cloud and optimize their resource spend for a modern data platform ready for enormous scale, according to the vendors.

 A wide range of use cases across industries will benefit from the joint solution with the agility needed to cater to evolving requirements, avoiding data silos across business units, and optimizing storage cost while maximizing performance.

“NetApp StorageGRID promises to provide reliable storage for analytics and AI solutions spanning regions for some of our largest customers,” said Adit Madan, Sr. product manager, Alluxio. “This joint solution will help data platform teams architect for a hybrid and multi-cloud strategy, manage capacity for overloaded analytics infrastructure or expand their usage of a modern data platform for additional analytics and ML.”

 Key highlights of the joint integration include:

  • Unified Namespace to Break Down Data Silos. The solution provides a unified view of data spread across regions for agility across applications.
  • Transparent Data Tiering. Hot and cold data is managed across expensive and cheaper storage tiers transparently to applications with a single data management interface.
  • Data Caching Across Regions. The solution maximizes data availability for compute spread across regions while optimizing space utilization.

“More and more, enterprise applications and workloads span across growing hybrid multi-cloud environments, and as such organizations face increasing complexity to manage business-critical data,” said Duncan Moore, general manager, object storage at NetApp. “These enterprises require simple, robust and reliable solutions to meet their needs. With Alluxio, we’re accelerating the adoption of NetApp StorageGRID to new workloads and architectures and delivering an enterprise-grade data management solution for analytic workloads on on-premises object stores.”

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