DDN Continues Run as Leader in 2015 TOP500 List of Global Supercomputing Centers

March 2, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 2 – DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced it has continued its leadership as the dominant storage provider of the world’s fastest supercomputers for the seventh consecutive year with storage solutions that power two-thirds of identifiable sites on the most recent TOP500.org rankings list. The Top500 list ranks the largest supercomputing environments by performance capabilities, highlighting the vendors and technologies that can uniquely deliver the capabilities to power the most data intensive environments on the globe.

“DDN’s leadership position on the TOP500 list is consistent with our market research studies, which show that high performance computing users identify DDN as their storage provider more than any other vendor,” said Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research, the market research partner of TOP500.org. “DDN is also well-positioned to continue to grow, based on its product offerings that are in-line with forward-looking technology trends to address the ever-growing scalability and performance needs of HPC users, such as burst buffers for greater storage throughput.”

High performance computing environments, like those in the TOP500, are under intense pressure to accelerate insights and research results as their end users seek to solve the questions of the universe, medicine, physics and the atmosphere quickly, efficiently and at ever-increasing scale. According to a recent DDN end user survey, HPC end users cited mixed I/O as the most difficult performance problem to solve and burst buffers as the most likely technology to take storage to Exascale levels. With major HPC and Big Data deployments worldwide, DDN is meeting the needs of HPC and Enterprise storage users with its series of Solid State Storage arrays, hybrid storage arrays with flash acceleration, and IME file system acceleration and burst buffer technologies and massively scalable centralized storage that serves multiple clusters, lowers TCO and simplifies management and administration.

“DDN’s selection for seven consecutive years as strategic partner and storage vendor of choice by the overwhelming majority of supercomputer centers on the Top500 list is a testament to the continuous innovation and performance leadership we bring to the HPC space,” said Alex Bouzari, CEO and founder, DDN. “From SSD to Persistent Storage and Archive, File Systems to Object Stores and Burst Buffers, DDN’s comprehensive end to end data lifecycle solutions continue to power the most data-intensive workflows in the world – generation after generation.”

About DDN

DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world’s leading big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organizations. For more than 15 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 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.

Source: DataDirect Networks

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