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Introducing the HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 Plus intelligent data storage server

HPE introduces the newest addition to the HPE Apollo 4000 portfolio -  the HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 Plus intelligent data storage server - ideal for deeper data lakes and large scale analytics workloads.

We're excited to introduce the latest addition to the HPE Apollo 4000 family, the HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 Plus system.  What does this new offering bring to the market?  Well, we will get to that.  But first, some context as to why there is an increasing need for highly scalable, performant, and intelligent infrastructure to support emerging data-centric workloads.

Apollo 4200 Gen 10 Plus_blog1_GettyImages-1154303933.jpgRealizing value from data is gaining urgency

Enterprises today continue to make strides to become more data-driven, and that trend is likely to continue into the future as mobile, edge and IoT contribute to the ever-present data management challenge facing most IT organizations today. Increasingly, businesses are looking for ways to find repeatable, sustainable value from their data, and there is more pressure and urgency to do so as the exponential growth rate of data creation continues.

As a way to gain value and business advantage from data, business leaders are turning to analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), which have actually gained momentum during the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to Gartner, analytics and AI are the top two ‘game-changer’ technologies that will help businesses emerge stronger after the pandemic. This is also happening during a time that digital transformation and modernization efforts are accelerating to accommodate new applications and workloads.

The underlying infrastructure supporting these efforts is evolving as well. Despite the presence of large data lakes, organizations have not been able to keep pace with the massive growth in data. This has resulted in the creation of data silos, making it hard to apply analytics workloads to the data, or have applications access the right data at the right time. For example, analytics and AI both require hardware accelerators (GPUs) and fast storage, which places new demands on the larger data pipeline. In general, there is a need for infrastructure that can accommodate data growth and access, combined with the need for higher performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. 

The HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 Plus LFFThe HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 Plus LFFInfrastructure for data centric workloads

The HPE Apollo 4000 family of intelligent data storage servers were originally architected to unlock the business value of data – that can be realized through digital transformation and data infrastructure modernization – at any scale, with ideal economics. The HPE Apollo 4000 is built to accommodate both ends of the data-centric workload spectrum: from deeper data lakes and archives to performance-demanding analytics and AI/ML, data-heavy hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), and cache-intensive workloads.

The HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 Plus SFFThe HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 Plus SFFThe HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 Plus

The HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 Plus data storage server is taking the Apollo 4000 family to new heights, with expanded capabilities and performance to augment the current portfolio. (Note: This is not a replacement for the Apollo 4200 Gen10 system; the two will co-exist within the portfolio.) It is purposefully designed to enable the enterprise to accomplish more with data-centric workloads and digital transformation initiatives. It provides more data capacity, more data throughput, and more data processing in a balanced, symmetric system architecture.  

 Key highlights include:

  • Higher data storage capacity and density in a serviceable 2U form factor, making it ideal for deeper data lakes and larger archive or backup repositories.
  • Balanced system architecture, with more and faster I/O, designed for throughput-intensive, cache-intensive, and tiering-intensive workloads.
  • Higher performance with 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and more memory built on the Apollo 4000 solutions for Azure Stack HCI to satisfy data-heavy hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) environments. Stay tuned for more in this space!
  • Machine learning and data analytics, through planned upgrade support for select GPU and FPGA accelerators, unlock data insights faster.
  • Validated protection for data through Secure Encryption, combined with hassle-free system protection through HPE iLO5, provide built in security.
  • HPE InfoSight provides AI-driven intelligence to predict and prevent infrastructure issues before they impact the business.
  • Cloud experience through HPE GreenLake leverages pay-per-use, consumption-based purchasing and offloaded infrastructure management to free-up valuable people resources.

Learn more about the new HPE Apollo 4000 Family portfolio. For more technical information and specifications, please check out the new HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 Plus QuickSpecs

And - Be sure to watch Calvin Zito's latest video:  The HPE Apollo 4000 - storage servers for data-intensive workloads | Chalk Talk .


Matt headshot_resized.jpgHPE Blogger Matt Miller leads Solutions Marketing for the HPE Storage group, and has a 20-year tenure in the storage industry. Matt has held product and solutions marketing roles focused on primary storage, data management software, software-defined storage and cloud-native technologies. Connect with Matt on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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