NetApp E-5500 Storage System Delivers Record Performance per Spindle

Today NetApp announced the new NetApp E5500 storage system for Big Data and HPC applications. Derived from Engenio technology acquired from LSI, the seventh-generation E-Series is a high-density platform with record per-spindle throughput.

The SGI InfiniteStorage 5600, which is an OEM version of the NetApp E5500, has produced a new SPC-2 result confirming the performance and cost efficiency of the new E5500; it showcases the performance possibilities the E5500 unlocks for HPC and big data organizations. The audited, peer-reviewed SPC-2 result demonstrates the highest throughput per spindle by more than 2.5 times over the nearest non-NetApp published result.

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In related news, SGI rolled out the InfiniteStorage 5600 storage system today, noting that the flexibility of the platform enables users to push the limit without breaking their budget.

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