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WOS: Object Storage

HIGHEST SCALABILITY AND EFFICIENCY PLATFORM FOR OBJECT STORAGE

The promise of object storage is simple: to enable organizations to build highly reliable, infinitely scalable, cost-efficient storage pools for all their unstructured data needs. But those needs can vary a lot depending on data types, sizes, protection requirements and applications. Think of scale-out web environments where users will store a mix of media files. In these environments, it is very difficult to predict data types and sizes, data locality and consumption patterns. At the other end of the unstructured data spectrum, there are active archive applications where performance and data locality requirements are somewhat less important, but where efficiency and resiliency are critical.

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WOS is a comprehensive object storage solution, purpose-built, for all your unstructured data needs. WOS offers multiple user configuration settings to make it the ideal solution for applications ranging from web origins and collaborative workflows to content delivery and active archives. DDN has carefully analyzed contemporary storage requirements and delivered a flexible platform that has unprecedented tuning options, that enable our customers to give priority to the requirements that are most important for their data and applications, in every dimension.

WOS is the only object storage platform that offers full flexibility in data protection schemes, which enables performance and durability optimization that complies with all storage requirements. WOS also offers a complete set of access protocols and is available as an integrated plug & play appliance from DDN or on pre-certified third-party platforms (like Hyve’s OCP-ready appliance).

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WOS FEATURES & CAPABILITIES

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THE PROMISE OF OBJECT STORAGE IS SIMPLE

Enabling customers to build a highly reliable, infinitely scalable and the most efficient storage pool for all their unstructured data needs.

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WHAT TO DEMAND FROM OBJECT STORAGE

In essence, there are 5 key requirements customers need in order to define the architecture of their scale-out storage infrastructures: scalability, accessibility, efficiency, reliability and performance.

Object storage must deliver highly reliable, infinitely scalable and efficient storage for all Big Data needs.

High-performance and support for legacy applications complete this circle.

WHY OBJECT STORAGE VS. FILE STORAGE

If your task is to create a storage foundation that will efficiently and simply scale today and for years to come, object storage removes barriers.

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OBJECT STORAGE IS PROVEN & IN PRODUCTION

Object Storage was designed as a more scalable alternative to file storage solutions. File storage is complex to scale because of file system hierarchies and locking mechanisms, created to enable file modifications. This drives up the management cost exponentially.

Learn all about the concepts and constructs of Object Storage in this whitepaper:
See how our customers use WOS to resolve storage challenges:

NEW, INDUSTRY LEADING FEATURES & CAPABILITIES

In addition to WOS’ leading performance, scalability and flexibility, we’ve added features to solve today’s complex storage challenges.

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WHAT’S NEW IN THE LATEST RELEASE OF WOS?

Global Object Assure - Multisite erasure coding data protection, but without high bandwidth dependency

WOS Archive Nodes – A lower cost hardware platform to reduce the cost/TB for long term data preservation

WOS Connect - WOS Application and Solution Partners program

Parallel File System Federation - Enabling access, collaboration and tiering between GRIDScaler & WOS platforms

RAS Improvements - Non-disruptive upgrades and object retention policies

THE ULTIMATE PLATFORM FOR FLEXIBILITY AND CHOICE

Only WOS enables you to select from several tunable parameters, including: architecture, platform, data protection and integration.

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WOS TUNABLE PARAMETERS

Architecture: Choose any number of sites

Platform: Choose integrated DDN High Performance or Archive Appliances or OCP-Ready Appliances

Data Protection: Choose from a wide range of protection schemes, including: replication, ObjectAssure™ & Global ObjectAssure

Integration: Choose natively integrated applications, direct integration through native object API’s or file gateways that support parallel file systems, CIFS and NAS protocols

WOS IS THE MOST SCALABLE SOLUTION

Effortlessly scale the total volume of storage, the number of objects and the number of sites.

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UNLIMITED SCALABILITY IS THE OBJECTIVE

WOS is designed for very large volumes of unstructured data. A federated WOS namespace can contain up to 32 clusters of 256 nodes each, with capacity for up to one Exabyte and 32 trillion objects.

Unlimited Scalability
  • Architecture enables Exabyte+ storage pool
  • Scale in clusters of up to 256 nodes
  • Scale capacity by simply adding nodes

Benefits
  • Start small, scale effortlessly
  • No forklift upgrades
  • Hardware-independence removes migration needs
  • Ease of administration

WIDEST SUPPORT FOR PROTOCOLS & APPLICATIONS

While other solutions limit access to legacy applications, WOS enables easy integration.

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WOS EASES THE ADOPTION OF OBJECT STORAGE
Support Any Application
  • Integrates with any application
  • Widest choice of protocols
  • Integrated gateways
  • Support any geographically distributed users
  • Support for scale-out file systems

Benefits
  • Easy to deploy with integrated applications
  • Simple to integrate with custom applications
  • Allows legacy applications to use object storage infrastructure

LOWER TCO FOR THE WIDEST VARIETY OF USE CASES

WOS offers the overall best efficiency for infrastructure and management costs and significantly reduces bandwidth consumption.

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THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE OBJECT STORAGE
Optimize Efficiency
  • Maximize efficiency for each use case
  • Choose low overhead for active archives
  • No bandwidth abuse for data rebuilds (Object Assure)
  • Lowest management effort

Benefits
  • Easy to deploy with integrated applications
  • Simple to integrate with custom applications

WOS OFFERS THE ABILITY TO BUILD-IN 100% RELIABILITY

Whether you are building a low-cost archive or a high-performance storage cloud, reliability is key.

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AVAILABILITY, DURABILITY & INTEGRITY
Comprehensive Data Protection
  • Smart Replication
  • Local Erasure Coding
  • Replicated Erasure Coding
  • Distributed Erasure Coding

Benefits
  • Up to Fifteen 9’s of durability
  • Provide availability, durability & integrity
  • Optimize data protection for your data types, applications
  • Tune data protection for data life cycle

THE HIGHEST PERFORMANCE OBJECT STORAGE

With the highest throughput and IOPS, WOS enables faster ingest and application response for today’s mixed workloads and metadata.

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THE LOWEST LATENCY OBJECT PLATFORM

Unlike other object sotrage platforms, WOS is optimized for both large and small objects. Most object storage platforms are not optimized for small objects, so IOPs tends to be neglected in performance conversations, but when you are storing massive volumes of small objects

Extreme Performance Optimization
  • Millions of small files processed per second
  • Up to terabytes per second of large file throughput
  • Lowest network latency

Benefits
  • Store high res images & thumbnails
  • Mix KB & TB sized objects
  • Support for partial read of large objects

WHY TRUE OBJECT STORAGE IS SO IMPORTANT

WOS is able to deliver much higher performance and efficiency than other systems built on top of a POSIX file system

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NO POSIX = FEWER LAYERS, LESS COMPLEXITY
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Most object storage platforms still have a POSIX file system layer on the disk level. However, WOS was designed as a true object storage platform, a flat, single layer, address structure where objects are stored in a contiguous group of blocks so that disk operations are minimized (single-disk-operation reads – dual-operation writes), performance is maximized and disks are used at full capacity.
  • Higher Performance - Eliminates the constructs of traditional file systems
  • Reduces Quantity of I/Os - Single-Disk-Operation Reads, Dual-Operation Writes
  • Lowest Latency – As drive seeks are minimized
  • More Efficient - Millions of file/ops per second with much fewer disks

A CHOICE OF DATA PROTECTION MECHANISMS

Erasure coding and/or multi-site replication ensure the highest data durability, availability and integrity.

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FLEXIBLE, POLICY-BASED DATA PROTECTION

Reduce your storage overhead while maximizing durability for one-site deployments with local ObjectAssure™, DDN’s implementation of Erasure Coding. Alternatively use Replicated or Global ObjectAssure, to improve availability without affecting the WAN cost.

  • Synchronous & Asynchronous Replication, Local Erasure Coding, Replicated Erasure Coding
  • Protection policies on object level
  • Two EC replicas provide equal protection as 3 standard replicas
  • 64-bit Checksum

ONE STORAGE ARCHITECTURE FOR THE BIG DATA LIFECYCLE

WOS the only object storage platform that seamlessly federates object storage with file-based production storage tiers.

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INSTANTLY CLOUD ENABLE TIER 1 STORAGE

Cloud enable GRIDScaler, the parallel file system appliance high performance ingest & processing tier to seamlessly migrate to WOS.

Distribute: Make data available to multiple geographic locations
Collaborate: Object, GPFS & NFS users at remote sites can share, review & update files at local LAN speeds
Federate: Build one single “federated” architecture of high-speed GRIDScaler and scale-out object storage

OPTIMIZED FOR SMALL & LARGE FILES

Allowing you to mix KB & TB sized objects on a single high performance platform with greater disk efficiency.

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WITH NAS, PARALLEL & CLOUD ACCESS
WOS is the only object storage system that is optimized for high-speed throughput of large data volumes and super-fast I/O operations for small files. For multi-site deployments, the built-in WOS Latency-Aware Access Manager will automatically address data access requests to the location with the lowest latency

  • We are deeply impressed by the architecture and implementation of DDN's WOS cloud storage offering. The performance, scalability and ability to provide a multi-data-center dispersal solution place DDN as the leading provider of Cloud Storage technology.
    David Floyer, Analyst // Wikibon

CLOUD & OBJECT STORAGE, MADE MAINSTREAM

With our Object Storage software & infrastructure, DDN enables high scalability, performance and efficiency
for global collaboration, distribution and active archives.

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