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DDN Announces New Solutions to Accelerate HPC Workloads and Enable the AI-Ready Data Center

ISC18 (Booth #E-1028) — 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™.

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“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.”

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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 4.0DDN 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 SFA400NVFollowing 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 SFA7990The 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 InformationDDN is a Gold Sponsor at the
ISC18 conference and has several don’t-miss events scheduled:

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

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About DDNDataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world’s 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
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