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November 8, 2016

DDN in Product Line Refresh, Multi-level Security for Lustre

Doug Black

Ahead of next week’s SC16 conference, high end storage vendor DataDirect Networks today announced a raft of product line updates, including a new burst buffer appliance and updates to its block and file storage appliances, along with what DDN says is the fastest multi-level security solution for Lustre aimed at HPC-level performance in markets with increased security requirements, such as financial services, genomics and government organizations.

The product line refresh, begun in September, includes updates to the DDN14K-based storage products (DDN SFA14KX, SFA14KXE, GS14KX and ES14KX), an updated operating system with new capabilities, a new burst buffer appliance (IME240). DDN said the enhanced performance, scale and density of its products advances data center modernization with flash technologies, improved platform performance and expanded use of open platforms.

“Intersect360 Research is forecasting worldwide spending on storage for HPC applications to surpass $5 billion in 2016, continuing to grow faster than the market rate to over $6.5 billion in 2020, as organizations continue to invest in technologies to optimize for data-hungry workloads,” said Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research. “With its investments in object storage and ‘burst buffer’ technologies, DDN is staying on top of the forward-looking technologies that will shape the next several years.”

To read the rest of the story, please go to www.hpcwire.com/2016/11/08/ddn-product-line-refresh/

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