Cisco & MapR: Setting the Bar for Software Defined Storage

Together, Cisco and MapR are breaking world records. According to IDC, we’ve entered the Data Age; a time in which the world’s data will double every two years for the next decade. How companies store, manage, access, and deliver hypercritical data will determine the winners and losers of any given industry. The challenge many organizations are facing these days is that such volume of data cannot be easily managed with conventional systems. As data-driven businesses and decision making becomes the norm, demand is growing for integrated solutions encompassing high-density storage, powerful compute, and improved scalability. This is why Cisco and MapR have partnered to provide a complete end-to-end software defined storage solution to this issue. As our demand for storage capacity and performance in this Data Age continues to increase, we’ll want greater density and higher performance at lower costs.

We discuss:

  • The incredible growth in the amount of data we are collecting and storing
  • The resulting surge in demand for integrated solutions encompassing high-density storage, powerful compute and improved scalability
  • How Cisco and MapR have delivered on satisfying these needs and expectations
  • The specifications of the Cisco UCS S3260 Storage Server and MapR XD and what makes them integral to a defined storage solution
  • The performance of the Cisco UCS S3260 Storage Server with MapR XD in recently breaking a SPEC SFS world record for streaming workloads

Speakers

Rajesh Shroff
Technical Leader – Engineering
Cisco

Suzy Visvanathan
Director Product Management
MapR Technologies