• EXAScaler™
    • HIGH PERFORMANCE
      LUSTRE® APPLIANCE
    • PARALLEL FILE SYSTEM

EXAScaler

MASSIVELY SCALABLE, HIGH PERFORMANCE, LUSTRE FILE SYSTEM APPLIANCE

HPC applications that require massive throughput and highly parallel access are challenging traditional SAN and NAS storage technologies. Storage systems designed to serve the needs of the last 10 years are no longer able to deliver the scalable bandwidth and file system locking capabilities required by today’s HPC environments. To satisfy these requirements, an extremely high performance approach which integrates file system and storage media into one extremely high performance file storage appliance is needed. This approach would solve both today’s requirements and scale to accommodate the unpredictable growth of Big Data in the future.

EXAScaler, is a next generation parallel file storage system appliance that combines DDN award-winning HPC storage technology with the open-source Lustre File System. DDN has leveraged its leadership in supporting the world’s largest file storage systems for over a decade to combine these best of breed storage technologies into a tightly integrated, easy to use single appliance that delivers scalable, clustered storage performance. Built by the HPC experts, and supported by the world’s most skilled parallel I/O team, the EXAScaler blueprint is known worldwide as the gold standard in HPC storage clustering and powers the largest number of Top500® Supercomputer Sites, worldwide.

EXASCALER FEATURES & CAPABILITIES

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LUSTRE MADE SIMPLE TO DEPLOY & MANAGE

Arrives at your door as a fully configured appliance, reducing Lustre deployments from weeks to hours.

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THE WORLD’S FASTEST STORAGE FOR LUSTRE
lustre file system
  • Proven at-scale in the world’s most data-intensive supercomputing & commercial HPC environments
  • Consolidates storage hardware, RAID, operating system, data protection features and the Lustre file system into a single, easy to use platform
  • Cloud ready – Policy-based HSM automatically migrates data to WOS for global collaboration and distribution
  • Delivers the flexibility to choose the right deployment model – from external servers and interconnect to DDN | In-Storage Processing™ that lowers TCO

THE PROVEN AT-SCALE SUPERCHARGED BLUEPRINT

More Supercomputing sites choose DDN than all other vendors combined.

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THE GOLD STANDARD IN HPC STORAGE
lustre file system
  • Combines DDN's award winning storage technology with the open-source Lustre File System
  • Eliminates vendor lock in
  • Thriving open source community consisting of OpenSFS, European Open File System and Intel's Whamcloud™
  • Impressive track record and roadmap of enhancements to Lustre scalability, reliability and data management features

A VARIETY OF RIGHT-SIZED STORAGE APPLIANCES

Choose from small, large and server-less configurations

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THE MOST FLEXIBLE CONFIGURATIONS
EXAScaler
Scale capacity and performance with the right-sized building block to meet your application requirements and budget
For the Largest Environments
EXAScaler server nodes are paired with the SFA12K-40 for the ultimate performance and capacity
To Start Small & Scale
EXAScaler server nodes are paired with the SFA7700 to scale from terabytes to petabytes
Eliminate Servers with the File System Embedded Right Inside the SFA Controller
With the SFA12K-20E, there’s no need for file system gateways, reducing license expenditure, simplifying management

DRIVE DATA MANAGEMENT COSTS DOWN

EXASclaer’s appliance-based approach is engineered to provide significant savings.

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LOWER STORAGE MANAGEMENT COSTS
Deploy & Manage the Fewest Systems
  • To Scale Bandwidth & I/O Performance
  • To Scale Capacity
  • Store More in Ultra-dense Enclosures


Simplify Deployment and Management
  • Deploys in Hours, Not Weeks or Months
  • Ready to Deploy, Plugs Seamlessly into Existing Infrastructure
  • Single Source for Support

GO SERVERLESS WITH AN EMBEDDED FILE SYSTEM

Reduces cost, complexity and latency by embedding the file system right inside the storage controller.

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SERVERLESS SCALE-OUT FILE STORAGE
The First Open Array Architecture to Collocate Compute with Storage
  • Lowest latency
  • Eliminates file system gateways
  • Reduces license expenditures
  • Simplifies management

SCALABLE BUILDING BLOCK ARCHITECTURE

Allows seamless & simple expansion on demand: Individually scale performance or capacity with optimized & predictable TCO.

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DESIGNED FOR SCALE
Powers more of the world's fastest file systems than any other solution
  • Supports scalable volume and namespace – from a few TBs to greater that 10PB volumes
  • Supports scalable bandwidth – From a few MB/s to TB/s of performance
  • Seamlessly scales from 1 to 20,000 clients concurrently accessing storage
  • Get over 3.5 GB/sec from a single client
  • Stripe files and directories across multiple OSSs
  • Supports scalable resiliency – no single point of failure, add multiple paths to storage with additional data servers

MANAGE THE BIG DATA LIFECYCLE, SIMPLY

Removes complexity and the need for multiple, disparate management tools for production & cloud storage systems . . .

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WITH A SINGLE APPLICATION INTERFACE
DirectMon
To monitor & manage storage at every function of the entire Big Data Lifecycle complete systems to save time and money.
  • SFA Block Storage Systems
  • Scaler File Storage Appliances
  • WOS Object & Cloud Storage

Discover, configure, provision, duplicate, manage & optimize

  • DDN has long been a partner of choice for organizations that need to scale far beyond conventional file system limits. DDN continues to reaffirm its position at the vanguard of the scalable systems marketplace, and therefore as one of the storage leaders of the contemporary Big Data era.
    Mark Peters, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

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

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