GigaSpaces Announces Innovative Solution with Cisco UCS for Tera-Scaling Applications and Data

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Pre-Integrated GigaSpaces-Cisco Solution Enables UCS Users to Cost-Effectively Build Large-Scale Deployments on Their Private Clouds

GigaSpaces Technologies today announced a new solution for the private cloud geared specifically for network and data-driven applications. Most of these applications were not designed to fully utilize the capacity of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS); GigaSpaces has now joined forces with Cisco to provide a solution that enables UCS users to maximize the advantages of their UCS. This new joint solution will enable enterprises to run their existing mission-critical, memory-intensive applications with performance and resource utilization improved by an order of magnitude.

Leveraging the large memory, high bandwidth, and multi-core capabilities of Cisco UCS, GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) offers enterprises an effortless way to establish a cloud-like infrastructure in their own data centers. The new joint solution offers this remarkable performance through the end-to-end GigaSpaces in-memory stack while delivering unmatched simplicity that eases deployment and saves on infrastructure, maintenance, and downtime costs through the integration with Cisco UCS.

With the joint solution, users of Cisco UCS can get the most out of the product, including ensuring maximum utilization through the built-in multi-tenancy, saving energy by turning the blades on/off on-demand, or adding new blade capacity without any downtime and without the need to modify existing applications. The pre-integrated solution is designed to plug into any existing UCS blade without any pre-installation or setup – provisioning and deployment are completely automated and handled through the integration with the UCS management API.

“GigaSpaces XAP is the only solution that provides complete in-memory middleware with no reliance on disk I/O. This makes it possible to exploit the full power of multi-core and network bandwidth provided by UCS, far beyond any alternatives built from a fusion of separate middleware pieces, and which rely on extremely expensive hardware,” says Adi Paz, GigaSpaces Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “This solution is perfect for enterprises that want to leverage the benefits of a multi-tenant/cloud environment without sacrificing security and transactional integrity as well as for any company running high-performance applications such as real-time analytics and transaction processing.”

Designed from the ground-up for large-scale, distributed environments, GigaSpaces eXtreme Application XAP includes the industry’s most advanced in-memory data grid technology, extending the benefits of the Cisco UCS platform to enable distributed applications to store, manage, and transact on terabytes of data in memory. Companies gain a system that is pre-tuned for performance, delivering data center optimization, through configuration management – deployment of complex applications in a matter of minutes; high availability – automatic failover and self-healing eliminate the costs of downtime; and elastic on-demand scaling based on actual loads ensures the most efficient system utilization, with automatic provisioning and deployment without any human intervention.

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