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Scientific equipment such as gene sequencers and electron microscopes are essential to the work of biotechnology researchers at the University of Florida. However, the latest editions of these pieces of high-tech gear can generate terabytes of data per day. That level of data growth was becoming a burden to the scientists at the university, and led its IT team to DataDirect Networks (DDN) to rethink its storage and computing infrastructure.
There is big data. And then there is really, really big data. With the capability to store up to 983 petabytes and 32 trillion unique objects in a cluster of object storage systems, the new Web Object Scaler (WOS) offering unveiled by DataDirect Networks today is designed for truly massive collections of unstructured data.
Between the ingestion, storage, processing and distribution of large, multi-structured data volumes, there is bound to be complexity, especially when it’s happening within a Hadoop cluster. However, according to HPC storage company, Data Direct Networks (DDN), all it takes to remedy the hassles is a Hadoop appliance that…
As we prepare to head into Hadoop World, and prepare some in-depth material following our conversation with the CTO and Lead High Performance Analytics ARchitect from SAS, we wanted to address some news items that were on our radar leading into this busy event season. This week we bring announcements from the world of Hadoop, with Hortonworks and a new BI arrangement; Cloudera’s pitch to big government; some positive news from RainStor and more…
Today, organizations are facing an exponential increase in the amount of data being created. The ability to successfully manage this data, coupled with the growing complexity of storage infrastructures is creating significant challenges for IT managers. While the cost of maintaining storage infrastructures continues to increase, headcount and budget remains fixed. What is needed is an advanced management platform that reduces the cost and complexity of storage management.
News In Brief
Finland-based CSC, the government-sponsored Center for Science Ltd., provides the balance between academic and industry R&D and IT resource management in the country. In an effort to address its massive storage needs, the organization announced key multi-million-Euro….
Data Direct Networks (DDN) issued a letter to the high performance computing community this week following the supercomputing industry’s annual conference that addresses the storage side of the big data and exascale eras that are necessitating I/O innovations.
Today Data Direct Networks unveiled a new product series that focuses on the needs of data-intensive applications. The SFA12K line is aimed at improving latency for big data workloads.
This Just In
DataDirect Networks (DDN) today took another definitive step in the expansion of its ecosystem for archive solutions by announcing that it is joining the Active Archive Alliance. This latest move underscores DDN’s focus on delivering industry leading end-to-end data management solutions from high performance primary storage to cost effective long-term archive storage.
DataDirect Networks (DDN) maintains its lead in supporting the largest Big Data, High Performance Computing (HPC), Cloud and data-intensive environments with the introduction today of its new SFA12K X series (SFA12KX)], the industry’s fastest family of storage appliance platforms.