• EASY-TO-DEPLOY,
      SCALE-OUT STORAGE
      APPLIANCE FOR BIG DATA
    • PARALLEL FILE SYSTEM APPLIANCE

GS7KX®

THE PERFORMANCE OF A PARALLEL FILE SYSTEM, WITH CRITICAL ENTERPRISE DATA MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES, IN AN ALL-IN-ONE SCALE OUT APPLIANCE

The GS7KX is the entry model for the GRIDScaler® product family. Visit the GRIDScaler product web page to learn more about the entire product line.

In data-intensive industries like media and entertainment, life sciences, oil and gas, financial services, manufacturing and Enterprise Big Data, organizations struggle with the cost, complexity and supportability implications of growing and managing Big Data storage. To address these challenges, organizations require massively scalable and powerful storage that can start small and scale on demand. However, traditional scale-out system bottlenecks prevent them from scaling to meet performance, parallel I/O and capacity requirements, making it a challenge to acquire the right storage for their needs. Another approach is to leverage massively scalable parallel file systems, but they are often complex to install and difficult to optimize for the performance needs of these Big Data environments. Furthermore, these environments often rely on open source software where Enterprise support is not typically available. Organizations need a Big Data solution that has the performance of a parallel file system with Enterprise grade delivery, features and support combined with all-in-one appliance deployment simplicity.

Leveraging over a decade of leadership in the top end of Big Data storage in the high-performance computing market, the DDN GS7KX is purpose-built to be an easy to deploy scale-out parallel file system appliance that starts small and scales on demand to any level of performance or capacity requirements. The GS7KX includes Enterprise features, CIFS/NFS and Cloud Extensions while leveraging the power of the Storage Fusion Architecture® and the performance and scalability of IBM® Spectrum Scale™ file system in an all-in- one appliance for Big Data. Delivering turnkey appliance simplicity, the GS7KX resolves the challenges associated with today’s growing stores of Big Data, providing industry leading performance, scalability and energy savings. Designed to minimize TCO, GS7KX offers the highest density storage with 60 drives that can fit in just 4U of rack space, allowing you to reduce data center requirements while saving on power and cooling.

Enterprise Class Features:
Snapshots and Rollback, Quotas, Replication, Seamless Cloud Connectivity, Data Tiering

Multi-Level Data Protection:
Flexible RAID, Integrated Backup, DirectProtect

BENEFITS

  • Available in configurations that arrive at your door to simplify setup and deployment
  • Start small and scale non-disruptively by adding additional GS7KX systems as building blocks
  • Scale to 100s of GB/s of performance and PBs of capacity
  • Simplify administration with a powerful and simple DirectMon cluster management framework
  • Leverages Storage Fusion Xcelerator (SFX) to combine the performance of flash with the economy of rotating media
  • Enterprise grade data protection and management features
  • Reclaim data center space with a system that is up to 4X denser than commodity storage
  • 24/7 Support - delivered and integrated by Big Data experts

CONFIG & SPECS

The GS7KX is available in configurations that arrive at your door to simplify setup and deployment. For specific specs on the GS7KX, click one of the links below:



HOW TO BUY

Let us assess your business objectives & technical requirements and prescribe a solution that fits your needs and budget. DDN Storage systems & solutions are also available through a wide variety channel partners. Contact us today at 1.800.837.2298 or sales@ddn.com