Alluxio Partners With Intel To Launch New Hybrid Cloud Solution


Alluxio, in collaboration with Intel, has announced a go-to-market solution to offer an in-memory acceleration layer with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem) 200 series.

According to the company, the solution enables high performance analytics and AI pipelines at a massive scale while minimizing the total cost of ownership (TCO) by more seamlessly managing data in local storage tiers close to compute.

Intel Optane PMem provides a cost-effective storage tier for Alluxio managed data, while accelerating performance with a disaggregated compute and storage architecture.

Intel 3rd gen Xeon Scalable processors with Intel Optane persistent memory 200 series delivers up to 6TB total memory per socket and on average 32% higher memory bandwidth than the previous generation. Using Storage over App Direct, a feature of PMem App Direct mode, allows Alluxio to access a high-performance block storage tier to provide the data access acceleration.

With its latest release, Alluxio now improves POSIX API support to further accelerate machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) workloads in addition to new storage connectors for cloud object storage.

Alluxio will bring these solutions to market to help fuel next-generation data, analytics and AI applications.