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

GRIDScaler is factory built-to-order parallel file system & NAS system that arrives to your data center, tuned, optimized and ready to deploy. Below you will find more information on the components that make-up the solution and allow for flexibility in configuration. Our team of Sales Engineers and Solution Architects will work with you to create the exact configuration that meets your environment’s unique performance, capacity and business requirements

EXPLORE MODELS: MEET THE UNDERLYING STORAGE SYSTEMS

GS7KX®

  • Turnkey simplicity featuring DDN SFA7700X Appliance and
    Spectrum Scale Parallel File System
  • NAS connectivity and Cloud extensions
  • Enterprise features including Snapshots and Rollback, Quotas,
    Replication, Cloud Connectivity, CIFS/NFS and Data Tiering
  • Multi-level data protection capabilities like flexible RAID, integrated
    backup and DirectProtect
  • Base configurations starting at 6 GB/s and 240 TB
  • Scales to hundreds of GB/sec and hundreds of PBs of capacity
GS7K Product

GS12KX®

  • Easy to deploy server-less, embedded Spectrum Scale Parallel File System and DDN SFA12KXE Appliance
  • Performance for mixed workloads: IOPS: 850K; Bandwidth: 20GB/s
  • Up to 1,680 drives in 45U with ten SS8460 Enclosures
  • Multiple systems support over 1TB/s & dozens of Petabytes

GS14KX®

  • Easy to deploy server-less, embedded Spectrum Scale Parallel File System Appliance
  • Performance for mixed workloads: Up to 50GB/s per Appliance
  • Starts under 100TB, scales to 9PB per Rack
  • Multiple systems support over 1TB/s & dozens of Petabytes

EXTERNAL SERVER

  • Power of the Spectrum Scale Parallel File System in a flexible
    configuration of 1U servers
  • SFA7700X Appliance base configurations starting at
    6 GB/s and 240 TB
  • SFA12KX® Appliance based configurations support over
    1TB/s and dozens of Petabytes
  • Performance for mixed workloads up to 1.7M IOPS and
    48GB/s bandwidth
  • Up to 228 drives in 12U with two SS8460 Enclosures
  • Up to 180 drives in 12U with two SS8000 Enclosures

CUSTOM

DDN’s architecture allows you to scale-up for performance or scale-out for capacity. Whether your environment needs to be performance or capacity-intensive, our Sales Engineers will architect a customized configuration to create the ideal blend of compute and capacity to meet your application and workflow requirements.

EXPLORE HIGH DENSITY DISK DRIVE ENCLOSURES

The exponential growth of Big Data is putting a significant strain on IT infrastructures and budgets as organizations try to sucessfully ingest, store, process and distribute data. Drastically lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for your organization and deliver unprecedented livels of performance and scalability to solve your Big Data Challenges.

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Enterprise-Class Availability
SS7000: Intermix SAS, SSD, SATA
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World's Densest Enclosure
SS8460: 84 Drives in only 4U

Storage Management, made simple

MANAGE MULTIPLE SYSTEMS FROM A SINGLE POINT

DirectMon is available as a management appliance or software application that can be installed on customer hardware. Manage a complete data center of DDN products with custom dashboard capabilities while overlaying & simultaneously comparing multiple systems attributes, such as file system performance.Monitor the status and metrics of your DDN solutions anywhere, any time with a comprehensive web interface.

SPECIFICATIONS

  GS7KX® GS12KX® GS14KX™

PROTOCOLS

NFS v3, CIFS SMB 1.0, 2.0 and 2.1, Linux and Windows Parallel FS Clients

PERFORMANCE

Up to 12GB/s per Base Enclosure Up to 20GB/s per Base Enclosure Up to 50GB/s per Base Enclosure

METADATA

All GRIDScaler appliances feature distributed metadata

STORAGE HOST PORTS

4 x 56Gb/s FDR InfiniBand™ Ports or
4 x40GbE
16 x 10/40GbE Host Port or 16 x 56Gb Infiniband™ Host Port; Support for InfiniBand RDMA I/O 8x InfiniBand™ EDR/FDR or Ethernet; 4x Intel® Omni-Path

DRIVE SUPPORT

SSD, Performance SAS and Capacity SAS/SATA drives, 3.5” 60 in base unit, 396 with expansion enclosures Supported Drive Types: NL SAS or SSD Supported Drive Sizes: LFF 3.5” and SFF 2.5”: 0 in base unit, 1,680 with expansion Supported Drive Types: NL SAS or SSD
Supported Drive Sizes: LFF 3.5” and SFF 2.5”: 72 in base unit, 1,752 with expansion enclosures

FILE SERVERS PER BASE ENCLOSURE

All GRIDScaler appliances feature 4 NSDs

SUPPORTED RAID LEVELS

RAID 1/5/6

DATA PROTECTION

Up to 256 Snapshots per Volume – policy driven, Snapshot Rollback, DirectProtect & DirectProtect+, Online & Automatic Storage Rebalancing, High Speed Defragmentation

REPLICATION

Synchronous Data and Metadata, Asynchronous using WOS

CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION

Software-defined inline data deduplication

DATA AND SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Quotas (users, groups, file sets)
DirectMon Centralized configuration and monitoring solution
Optional GRIDScaler Bridge Migrates data across GRIDScaler and WOS Object storage for active archive & cloud collaboration
Optional DDN® DataMigrator for automatic data migration form any file system to any storage device
Optional DDN ArchiveDirector™ for Policy-based tiered storage and data migration with mirroring, replication, encryption
Optimized Backup

CUSTOM CONFIGURATIONS

Custom configurations of GRIDScaler, including configurations with external NSDs are available

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