DDN Announces New Solutions for HPC Workloads and AI-Ready Data Centers

June 25, 2018

FRANKFURT, Germany and SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 25, 2018 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced several new high-performance computing (HPC) storage solutions and capabilities, which it will feature this week at the International Supercomputing event, ISC 2018, in Frankfurt, Germany. These new solutions include two workload-accelerating, 100-percent NVMe storage appliances, the SFA200NV and SFA400NV, which are built to meet changing business demands; enhancements to DDN’s enterprise-ready Lustre file system solution, EXAScaler 4.0, which provides advanced capabilities on top of the world’s most scalable file system; and DDN’s next-generation scale-up, scale-out hybrid flash storage appliance, the SFA7990.

“The new offerings from DDN highlight the merger of new flash technologies and new high-performance workloads,” said Addison Snell, chief executive officer, Intersect360 Research. “Moreover, DDN continues to show leadership with Lustre, the most used parallel file system in our latest survey of HPC environments.”

As AI and deep learning applications continue to proliferate and present the data center with new workloads, DDN, with its history of solving the most intractable IO problems, is ready to assist with products to accelerate its customers’ lines of business.

“Many of DDN’s customers are entrenched in challenges they had not previously faced in the data center. We have always collaborated to help them solve their most demanding problems, but now we are taking it a step further,” said James Coomer, vice president of product, DDN. “The new line of products is designed to efficiently address the needs of HPC customers, while simultaneously enabling newer AI and deep learning architectures.”

DDN EXAScaler 4.0

DDN has enhanced its EXAScaler line with the new EXAScaler 4.0, the only enterprise-ready Lustre file system solution providing advanced capabilities for customers running technical and high-performance computing (HPC) workloads and customers supporting artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning environments. DDN has engineered the EXAScaler 4.0 to provide best-in-class high availability, reliability and serviceability capabilities.

In addition, customers can count on DDN’s expertise to help them address the challenges of Exascale and big data analytics while minimizing costs through improved integration, monitoring and management. EXAScaler 4.0 offers increased metadata performance, integrated monitoring capabilities and enhanced security features that allow customers to implement and deploy parallel file systems in complex, highly secure environments. The new solution also delivers simplified installation and deployment methods.

DDN SFA200NV and SFA400NV

Following industry trends and requirements, DDN has developed an entirely new class of DDN Storage Fusion Architecture appliances, the SFA200NV and the SFA400NV. At up to 40GB/s and 1.5M IOPS, the 2U SFA NVMe all flash platforms provide the fastest storage solution in the industry and can hold up to 24 NVMe SSDs in a minimum 2U form factor. Whether accelerating an analytics workload, reducing latencies for tough NoSQL databases, or handling a growing deep learning project, DDN’s SFA NVMe platforms are ideal cost-effective elements in solving challenging IO problems. The platforms are available as block storage devices or as integrated high-performance file appliances. DDN’s EXAScaler and GRIDScaler™ file systems enable a storage “building block” model to scale-out the parallel file name space with maximum efficiency.

DDN SFA7990

The SFA7990 is the ultimate midrange platform for storage consolidation. The SFA7990 hybrid flash storage platform is designed to grow with the needs of an organization’s accelerating business requirements and provides flexibility without compromise. Customers can start with as small as a few terabytes and grow seamlessly to multi-petabyte capacity. The SFA7990 appliance can also be configured with embedded high-performance parallel file systems in an integrated package. DDN’s SFA7990 EXAScaler and GRIDScaler solutions provide a modular approach to building the most capable platforms for parallel file storage systems.

ISC18 Conference Information

DDN is a Gold Sponsor at the ISC18 conference and has several don’t-miss events scheduled:

  • DDN User Group: This annual event is taking place on Monday, 25 June starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Movenpick Hotel, and will showcase the latest information on how HPC organizations are leveraging technology to raise the bar on innovation and best practices. To attend, register here.
  • Vendor Showdown: Taking place Monday, 25 June from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Panorama 3 Room. Dr. John Bent, Global Field CTO at DDN, will be speaking at 2:05 p.m.
  • The Exhibitor Forum: Dr. James Coomer, VP, Product Marketing & Benchmarks at DDN will be speaking Tuesday, 26 June, at 11:40 a.m. in the Exhibition Hall/booth #N-210.
  • DDN Vendor Party: The evening of Tuesday, 26 June, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Frankfurter Hof Steigenberger hotel. Relax after a long day and join in the fun for a special evening of food, drinks and entertainment, including the World Cup games. Invitations can be obtained at the User Group or at the DDN booth.
  • ISC Analyst Crossfire: Join DDN on Wednesday, 27 June, at 4:00 p.m. at the Analog 1,2 as DDN’s CEO Alex Bouzari sits alongside Depei Qian, Stephan Schenk and Ian Colle as they take part in a panelist discussion hosted by Addison Snell of Intersect360 Research.
  • Coffee Cart: Please drop by DDN’s booth (#E-1028) for coffee and to learn more about the company’s new products.

For additional information, stop by booth #E-1028 or schedule a meeting by clicking here.

About DDN

DataDirect Networks (DDN) is a leading big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organizations. For 20 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and storage solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and to accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud. Organizations leverage the power of DDN storage technology and the deep technical expertise of its team to capture, store, process, analyze, collaborate and distribute data, information and content at the largest scale in the most efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner. DDN customers include many of the world’s leading financial services firms and banks, healthcare and life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, government and research facilities, and web and cloud service providers. For more information, go to www.ddn.com or call 1-800-837-2298.


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