• WORLD’S FASTEST HYBRID
      SSD AND DISK, EMBEDDED
      AND HYPER-CONVERGED

SFA14KX CONFIGURATIONS: START SMALL AND SCALE ON DEMAND

4RU 24RU 44RU 84 RU
Up to 72 drives Up to 492 drives Up to 912 drives Up to 1,752 drives
Up to 720TB HDD Up to 4.9PB HDD Up to 9PB HDD Up to 17PB HDD
Up to 552TB SSD Up to 3.7PB SSD Up to 7PB SSD Up to 13.4PB SSD

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

SFA14KX

SFA14KXE

SYSTEM FEATURES
  • Active-Active Storage Controller in Single 4RU enclosure
  • Up to 72 SAS, SSD or HDD, 2.5”. Up to 24 SAS, SSD or HDD
  • Sequential Read & Write Performance up to 60GB/s 6 Million Random 4K IOPS
  • Average read latency (SSD) tbd Supported Drives: Up to 1,752
  • Max Capacity: drive dependent (currently 17.5PB)
  • Active-Active Storage Controller in Single 4RU enclosure
  • Up to 72 SAS/SATA SSD or HDD, 2.5”. Up to 24 SAS, SSD or HDD
    Sequential Read & Write Performance up to 50GB/s 6 Million Random 4K IOPS
  • Average read latency (SSD) tbd Supported Drives: Up to 1,752
  • Max Capacity: drive dependent (currently 17.5PB)
HOST, STORAGE FABRIC AND NETWORK PORTS
  • 12x InfiniBand™ EDR/FDR or Ethernet
  • RAID 6: 8+2, 4+2
  • RAID 5: 8+1, 4+1
  • RAID 1: 1+1
  • 8x InfiniBand™ EDR/FDR or Ethernet, 4x on Intel® Omni-Path
  • RAID 6: 8+2, 4+2
  • RAID 5: 8+1, 4+1
  • RAID 1: 1+1
SYSTEM FABRIC AND EXPANSION PORTS
  • 8 PCIe Gen 3 x8 (Mini-SAS HD)
  • 42 SAS 12Gb/s (Mini-SAS HD)
  • 8 PCIe Gen 3 x8 (Mini-SAS HD)
  • 42 SAS 12Gb/s (Mini-SAS HD)
STANDARD SOFTWARE FEATURES SFX, LUN Mapping and Masking, Intelligent Write Striping, Read QoS, Port Zoning Detection, Data-At-Rest Encryption, DirectProtect Data Integrity Check/Correction, SFA Scriptable API, Web XML API, CLUI and Web GUI, Pager and E-Mail Fault Console with SNMP Notification SFX, LUN Mapping and Masking, Intelligent Write Striping, Read QoS, Port Zoning Detection, Data-At-Rest Encryption, DirectProtect Data Integrity Check/Correction, SFA Scriptable API, Web XML API, CLUI and Web GUI, Pager and E-Mail Fault Console with SNMP Notification
DRIVE ENCLOSURE MODELS
  • SS8462
  • Description: 4U, 84 Drive Enclosure
  • Supported Drive Types: NL SAS or SSD
  • Supported Drive Sizes: LFF 3.5” and SFF 2.5”
  • SS8462
  • Description: 4U, 84 Drive Enclosure
  • Supported Drive Types: NL SAS or SSD
  • Supported Drive Sizes: LFF 3.5” and SFF 2.5”
APPLIANCE
  • 4U Active/Active Storage Appliance
  • 2 Compute Controllers: 4 x 12-core Intel CPUs, 256GB DDR4 memory
  • 72 x 12Gb/s SAS 2.5” slots
  • 4 x 480GB SATA SSD System Drives
  • Redundant Power
  • 4U Active/Active Embedded Storage Appliance
  • 2 Compute Controllers: 4 x 18-core Intel CPUs, 512GB DDR4 memory
  • 72 x 12Gb/s SAS 2.5” slots
  • 8 x EDR/FDR ports
  • 4 x 480GB SATA SSD System Drives
  • 4 x 480GB SATA SSDp Drives
  • Redundant Power
EXPANSION
  • Up to 72 drives in base enclosure, and up to 20 expansion enclosures of 84 drives each
  • SS8462 support (1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 20 enclosures)
  • Ability to add drives to base enclosure as well as external JBODs (1 to 20)
  • SS8462 support (1, 2, 4, 5, 1, 20 enclosures)
SOFTWARE SFAOS 3.1 SFAOS 3.1, EXAScaler 3.1, GRIDScaler 4.1

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  • “We are excited to see DDN’s fresh approach and outside-the-box thinking as it delivers truly game-changing solutions that solve data access, workflow and analytics challenges.”
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RESOLVING BIG DATA CHALLENGES

Our SFA Architecture is designed to scale over 1TB/s and support 10/s of petabytes of storage capacity in a
compact and energy efficient data center footprint