Three workload-optimized configurations for OpenShift Data Foundation external data nodes have been developed for consumption based on testing that Red Hat and Intel conducted. For details of possible storage node configurations, see the data sheet. Each configuration is available in a Base configuration and a Plus configuration. With this range of configuration choices, you can easily pick data nodes of the right size for your particular workload, whether it be edge computing, high-capacity big data analytics, or latency-sensitive database transactions. Each configuration features the most appropriate Intel® Xeon Scalable processor, Intel® SSDs, and Intel® networking products.
In the near future, configurations will also be available with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon Scalable processors and 2nd Gen Intel® Optane SSDs. Core-for-core, these processors offer industry-leading performance on popular databases, HPC workloads, and AI. The configurations will take advantage of performance enhancements and increase business value across a wide range of workloads.
Using these data node configurations, you can achieve the portability, consistency, and performance that you need to run your specific workloads, with confidence that the overall platform is fully interoperable with your existing infrastructure.