• BIG DATA REQUIRES A
      PURPOSE-BUILT PLATFORM
    • SFA12KX™

SFA12K Family

THE MOST ADVANCED STORAGE PLATFORMS FOR BIG DATA

Fusing unprecedented IOPS and bandwidth performance with the most efficient capacity management, the SFA is the proven storage platform for today’s data intensive applications.

Big Data is here and it’s unruly. Capacity and performance requirements are exploding and increasingly more difficult to predict. Data patterns have changed, requiring new, massive multi-threaded storage processing capabilities designed for today’s multi-core, multi-application sets. Innovative, award winning and proven in the world’s largest and most demanding production environments, DDN’s Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) utilizes the most advanced processor technology, busses and memory with an optimized RAID engine and sophisticated data management algorithms. The SFA12KX product family is designed to derive peak performance out of your compute investments with a massive I/O infrastructure and multi-media disk drives that maximize system performance and lower storage investment costs. The SFA12KX product family is purpose-built to simplify and tame big data growth, enabling you to architect and scale your environment more intelligently, efficiently and cost effectively than ever before.

SFA12K FEATURES & CAPABILITIES

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THE WORLD’S LARGEST STORAGE BUILDING BLOCK

Enabling you to scale to your performance and/or capacity requirements with the fewest systems.

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SIMPLIFY & SCALE WITH THE FEWEST SYSTEMS
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2 Models to Scale Flexibly
  • 12K Family scales in performance to 48 GB/s & 1.7M IOPS
  • Embedded ‘E’ products allow you to eliminate servers and embed applications right inside the controller

Ultra-dense & Highly Efficient Capacity Management
  • All Models Support up to 1,680 drives per system in only 2 racks
  • Requires significantly fewer SSD (flash) drives than competitive systems

REDUCE DATA CENTER FOOTPRINT UP TO 57%

High density storage platform technology enables customers to save floor space over competing scale-out technologies.

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CONSERVE FLOOR SPACE, POWER & COOLING
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As data continues to grow, choosing the most efficient storage platform is important  
Ultra Dense Enclosure – SS8460
  • 84 Drives in 4U
  • Intermix SSD, SAS, SATA

High Density Enclosure – SS7000
  • 60 Drives in 4U
  • Intermix SSD, SAS, SATA
 
Meet our High Density Storage Enclosures

APPLICATIONS RUN FASTEST ON SFA12KX

Analytics, scientific research, modeling & simulation, professional media and web.

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ACCELERATE WORKFLOWS & TIME TO RESULTS
SFA removes the storage bottleneck to maximize your velocity and compute ROI
  • Fastest runtimes for analytics
  • Blazing write speeds for modeling & simulation
  • Flawless performance & highest concurrent client access for professional media

Optimized for both small & large files

THE MOST EFFICIENT USE OF FLASH STORAGE

SFX™ Intelligent cache management plus the world’s fastest storage system equals lower CAPEX & TCO.

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SPEND MUCH LESS ON FLASH MEDIA
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

Only DDN enables you to offload processed data from EXAScaler or GRIDScaler to WOS for multisite cloud-based collaboration, distribution & disaster recovery.

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COLLABORATE & DISTRIBUTE GLOBALLY
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Leverage EXAScaler or GRIDScaler for the highest performance for parallel access
  • High Speed Ingest
  • Scale Up and Out Storage


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

 
 

GO SERVERLESS WITH AN EMBEDDED FILE SYSTEM

In-Storage Processing™ allows applications to have unprecedented levels of low latency, high bandwidth access to disk storage.

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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

Learn more about the appliance-based solutions utilizing In-Storage Processing

ELIMINATE 80% OF DRIVE REPLACEMENTS & REBUILDS

DirectProtect™ proactively & non-disruptively power cycles drives to resolve microcode errors before failing them.

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IMPROVE DRIVE RELIABILITY & SPEED RECOVERY
SFA Drive Rebuild Journal
  • Caches information about LUN changes while a drive is being power-cycled
  • Enables full recovery of HDDs in minutes
  • Avoids data rebuild when drives can be recovered

DDN Power-Controlled Hard Drives
  • DDN HDDs are each engineered with power cycling tools to “smoke out” failure false positives
  • Automated process requires no user intervention
  • Eliminates 4/5 replacement+rebuild events

RETAIN FULL PERFORMANCE FOR SLAs

Finally, eliminate the performance degradation traditional storage systems experience and maintain the highest quality of service.

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CONSISTENTLY PREDICTABLE PERFORMANCE
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Traditional Storage systems lose performance during drive rebuilds, data integrity checks and error events degrading performance.
 

With SFA, your system will operate at full-speed to ensure consistently predictable performance, data availability and maintain SLAs.

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 designed the Storage Fusion Architecture to quickly respond to advancements in processing and memory technology as HPC enters the era of petascale environments.
    Steve Conway, Research Vice President, HPC Group, IDC

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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