Data services are increasingly important in today’s digital world. Data volumes are exploding while performance requirements escalate. Data pipelines and data access are increasingly complex. To keep up, your containerized apps must more quickly serve up data. But you don’t have time to evaluate and test various combinations of hardware and software to determine if they meet your data services ...needs. You just need your data services to work—on premises, in the cloud, or across multiple clouds. Deliver Data Services with Ease: Red Hat delivers an automated, complete cloud-native development and deployment platform with data services through its Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation products. Red Hat and Intel combine best-in-class software and hardware technologies to deliver a workload-optimized data services solution that uses an external data node featuring Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ SSDs. The Intel Optane SSDs serve as a cache tier in front of the capacity tier, speeding access to hot data and taking the write pressure oﬀ the capacity drives to create a solution that is optimized for both IOPS and total costs. Intel Optane SSDs are fundamentally diﬀerent from other types of SSDs because they feature a memory-like capability inside an SSD form factor. This gives them lower latency, higher IOPS, and greater endurance. Data services are I/O-intensive and benefit from Intel Optane SSDs. Intel Optane SSDs provide the performance, durability, and reliability necessary to accelerate today’s most demanding workloads, such as latency-sensitive big data analytics, machine learning/deep learning, and databases. OpenShift Data Foundation data nodes are easy to deploy, easy to configure, and portable across clouds. They oﬀer a combination of simplicity and ﬂexibility, and streamline the process of going cloud-native using containers. Predefined hardware-plus-software data node configurations eliminate guesswork and let you focus on scaling your apps and data services, not on figuring out infrastructure details. Choose the Data Node Configuration That Fits Your Workload: Red Hat and Intel have jointly developed three workload-optimized configurations for Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation external data nodes: Edge, Capacity, and Performance. Each configuration is available in a Base and a Plus configuration. With this range of configuration choices, you can quickly and easily right-size your data nodes for your particular workload, whether it’s 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. These configurations will take advantage of performance enhancements and provide even more business value across a wide range of workloads. All configurations are available through major OEMs. Using these data node configurations, you achieve the portability, consistency, and performance that you need to run your specific workloads, with confidence that the overall platform is fully interoperable with existing infrastructures.