The cost of a minimum configuration would run from US$118,000 to $124,000, depending on the support options. The package includes a one-year subscription to Cloudera's support and updates. The minimum configuration would consist of six PowerEdge C2100 servers -- two management nodes, one edge node and three slave nodes -- as well as six Dell PowerConnect 6248 switches to bind these servers together.
This package is similar to another offering that Dell unveiled last week for setting up OpenStack cloud deployments. Both packages were developed by Dell's Next Generation Compute Solutions Group. Dell CEO Michael Dell has expressed his intent to move Dell more into sales of integrated packages of hardware, software and support, or "solutions."
With both of the releases from the Next Generation Compute Solutions Group, Dell "extends our focus around open-source solutions for customers," said John Igoe, executive director of cloud solutions.