HPE announced new model of Apollo server series. Looking at the architecture, it is clear, that HP didn`t only introduced new chassis which can hold up to two nodes. HPE made big change in the way how disks shelfs are connected to the servers. In Apollo 4510 with oneApollo 4520 node or Apollo 4530 with 3 nodes, every node has access to one of disk shelfs. On the other hand in new Apollo 4520 we get two nodes, which has access to all disks installed in the chassis.

This architecture design is perfect fit for parallel filesystem like Lustre which gives Us very dense solution with HA built-in for OST and MDS servers.



Detailed look at HP Apollo 4520 specification…

Apollo 4520 Chassis:

+ Up to two Apollo XL Gen9 nodes

+ Up to 46 LFF drives

+ Shared SAS backplane

+ Shared cooling and power

+ Advanced Power Manager 2.0

+ iLO4 management port


HPE Apollo 4520 Node:

+ Up to two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600v4

+ DDR4 Smart Memory 2400 MHz

+ 16 DDR4 RAM Slots

+ 10Gbit Ethernet, Infiniband FDR Support

+ Up to two 2,5” SFF disks

+ iLO4 management module

HPE Apollo 4520

HPE Apollo 4520

Looking at the architecture design and disk sharing functionality, it is clear that it will be perfect solution for filesystems like Lustre. We can even say, that it can be traten as a “DIY  Array solution” with two controllers and 46 disks in 4U.

It will give HPC Cluster owners new enterprise ready solution, which will definitely compete with such kind solutions like DDN.

Looking at the family of HPE APollo 45XX series servers, we get complete solution portfolio of servers for all major object storage and distributed filesystems like Ceph, GlusterFS, HDFS, LizardFS, Scality, CleverSafe.



HPE Apollo 4510

Apollo 4520

HPE Apollo 4520


HPE Apollo 4530