• GRIDScaler™
    • HIGH PERFORMANCE
      SCALE-OUT PARALLEL
      FILE SYSTEM APPLIANCE
    • FILE STORAGE APPLIANCE FAMILY

GRIDScaler

MASSIVELY SCALABLE PARALLEL FILE SYSTEM WITH NAS CONNECTIVITY

The rapid increase in data creation, driven by the proliferation of digital content and machine generated data has created significant challenges for IT managers. Today, growing capacity or performance means selecting either scale-up or scale-out approaches that usually result in over provisioning, and are costly and inefficient at scale. This limited choice results in overhead associated with managing either multiple islands of storage or inefficient budgetary spend, leading to lower returns on investment.

Leveraging over a decade of leadership in the highest end of Big Data, GRIDScaler can handle the diverse and dynamic demands of today’s massive unstructured data generators. Designed to be an extremely versatile solution meet your unique requirements, it’s configurable as a parallel file system with NAS connectivity and Cloud integration options. With scalable data and metadata technology, the GRIDScaler platform eliminates all bottlenecks to achieve true parallelism and maximum application performance.

GRIDSCALER FEATURES & CAPABILITIES

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FLEXIBLE DATA ACCESS

Supports 2 ways to access data:
1. Intelligent Parallel File System Clients for Windows and Linux.
2. GRIDScaler CIFS/NFS Gateway

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SUPPORTS TWO WAYS TO ACCESS DATA
1. GRIDScaler CIFS/NFS Gateway - A flexible & fault tolerant CIFS/NFS gateway providing access to parallel file system data

2. Intelligent Parallel File System Clients for Windows and Linux
  • Designed for highly concurrent File/ Directory access with massive parallelism
  • Accelerate application performance by striping data across multiple enclosures and accessing them in parallel
  • Read/Write in parallel – up to 4 GB/sec per client & scale out to thousands of clients
  • Automatically load balance across all resources
  • Scale from 10s to 10,000s of Clients
  • Support for RDMA communication & large packets - makes best use of high performance networks!

GRIDSCALER WOS BRIDGE

Collaborate between geographically distributed teams and business partners by seamlessly migrating data to and from GRIDscaler to WOS.

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SEAMLESS MIGRATION OF DATA
  • Federation of GRIDScaler namespaces, using WOS as the wide area distribution mechanism.
  • Multi-site ingest, distribution & collaboration capacity for up to 8 GRIDScaler systems
  • Data is ingested into GridScaler and copied to WOS, or written directly to WOS – and then exposed as a NAS mount point, or data is ingested into WOS via NFS or CIFS and accessible to GridScaler as a NAS mount point.
  • Collaborate between geographically distributed teams and business partners by seamlessly migrating data to and from GRIDscaler to WOS.
  • Back up files safely to the WOS cloud for disaster recovery.

SIMPLIFY & ACCELERATE BIG DATA APPLICATIONS

Enterprise-class, turn-key, factory configured NAS & parallel file system appliance.

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THE WORLD’S FASTEST STORAGE APPLIANCE
parallel file system
Allows seamless & simple expansion on demand:
  • Fastest NAS and Parallel Scale Out Storage Appliance for Big Data & Analytics
  • Comprehensive Data Management and ILM Tools with Cloud Connectivity to Manage, Distribute & Archives
  • Flash Centric Architecture to Intelligently Accelerate Demanding Applications
  • Simplify Big Data Management at Scale

A VARIETY OF RIGHT-SIZED STORAGE APPLIANCES

Choose from small, large and server-less configurations to satisfy departmental or site-wide application requirements.

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THE MOST FLEXIBLE CONFIGURATIONS
GRIDScaler
Start Small and Scale
Delivering turnkey appliance simplicity, GS7K combines parallel file system performance with Enterprise-grade protection and data management.
For the Largest Environments
GRIDScaler is available on a variety of industry-leading enclosures for the highest performance and capacity storage.
Eliminate Servers with an Embedded File System
Embedded right inside the SFA controller, GS12K and GS7K eliminate the need for file system gateways, simplify management and reduce license expenditures.

MOST EFFICIENT USE OF FLASH STORAGE APPLIANCE

GRIDScaler tightly integrates with SFX to accelerate applications while lowering TCO.

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Accelerate Applications while lowering TCO
SFX
SFX™ eliminates the over-provisioning of cache other storage systems require. This full utilization reduces SSD expenditures.

  • Unique Application Integration
    • - Higher Cache hit
    • - Higher Performance
    • - Better Resource Utilization
  • Higher Performance at:
    • - 70% Lower Cost
    • - 95% Better Response Time
    • - 85% lower power consumption

MANGE THE BIG DATA LIFECYCLE

Leverage GRIDScaler’s built-in HSM functionality to offload processed data to WOS for multisite cloud-based collaboration, distribution & disaster recovery.

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WITH NAS, PARALLEL & CLOUD ACCESS
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Leverage GRIDScaler for the highest performance NAS & Parallel access
  • High Speed Ingest
  • Scale Up and Out Storage with ILM to Manage Data

 
Automated migration to WOS for cloud access
  • Multi-Site Collaboration
  • Geographic Distribution
  • Disaster Recovery

DRIVE DATA MANAGEMENT COSTS DOWN

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

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LOWER STORAGE MANAGEMENT COSTS
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  • Deploy & Manage the Fewest Systems with the Largest Performance Building Block & Capacity Density
  • Industry’s Most Efficient Use of Flash with SFX Cache Management
  • A Leading 80% Storage Efficiency at Scale
  • Integrated HSM Automatically Migrates Data to Lower Cost Tiers
  • Ready to Deploy, Plugging Seamlessly into Existing Infrastructure

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 STORAGE
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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
  • Scalable Namespace - TBs to 10PB
    • - No Disk/LUN size limitation
  • Scalable Bandwidth - MB/s to 1TB/s
    • - Up to 8192 nodes in a single cluster
  • Scalable Connectivity - Single Client to 2,000 Parallel & 10,000 NAS Clients
    • - Stripe files and directories across multiple servers
  • Scalable Resiliency
    • - No Single point of failure
    • - Distributed metadata servers to eliminate bottlenecks
    • - 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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