Awards & Accolades
DDN’s Yvonne Walker Recognized as One of CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel
CRN® has named Yvonne Walker, partner and customer relations manager to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The professionals who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem.
2017 Data Center Platform Partner of the Year
Intel® Technology Provider Awards recognize server infrastructure delivering agility, reliability, and security for data center. DDN’s IME software manages data differently, transforming tough workloads into NVMe optimized I/O, accelerating random read, random write, shared file, high concurrency and streaming workloads. With technology like Intel®’s high performance NVMe drives, IME’s software layer can accelerate I/O intensive workflows and allow customers to gain the most from their application and infrastructure investments.
We are proud to be chosen as the 2017 Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) Award for Storage Company of the Year, because the selection of a winner is based solely on the number of public votes received. This year DDN was recognized by our users for delivering the highest levels of customer support and satisfaction through extensive knowledge and deep experience with hardware, file systems, and applications to accelerate and scale business.
Best HPC Storage Product or Technology (Editor’s Choice)
For a third consecutive year, DDN has won the Annual HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award for Best HPC Storage Product or Technology, this year for our Infinite Memory Engine (IME). Recognized for its ability to support the most demanding of I/O workloads, DDN IME is a scale-out, flash-native, software-defined, storage cache that integrates with parallel file systems. IME optimizes I/O before sending it to the file system, improving its efficiency to both accelerate applications and improve the overall economics of performance storage.
Best Use of HPC in Financial Services (Editors’ Choice)
Fannie Mae won the Annual HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award for playing a critical role in supporting today’s economic recovery and to help build a sustainable housing finance system in the United States. Using high-performance DDN Storage, Fannie Mae achieves faster and more accurate risk analytics to support its extreme compute and I/O-intensive analyses for mortgage-backed securities. DDN’s HPC technology enabled the organization to accelerate key elements of its risk analysis workload by 452% percent to drive positive changes in housing finance to make the home buying process easier and with reduced risk and cost.
SFA14K® hybrid and hyper-converged solution has been named the 2017 Best Big Data Storage Product
The Datanami Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a nomination and voting process with input from the global Big Data community, as well as selections from the Datanami editors, to highlight key trends, shine a spotlight on technological breakthroughs, and capture a critical cross section of the state of the industry.
DDN Identified as One of the Top Leaders in the Cloud
The Business Intelligence Group announced that it has awarded DDN a 2017 Stratus Award in their annual contest. The organization sought to identify the companies, products and people that are offering unique solutions that take advantage of cloud technologies.
DDN Earns Storage Unicorn Status
Thanks to the right mixture of technology, team, and business, DDN has been selected from more than 150 private storage companies to be added to the highly prized Storage Unicorn list. To be included in this select club, a private firm must reach a $1 billion valuation. Such recognition indicates that a company is among an elite group of start-ups and serves as a good indicator for investors’ money capture and business successes.
DDN Employee Recognized by CRN
DDN’s partner and customer relations manager, Yvonne Walker, has been added by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. CRN editors select honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. Each woman is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.
DDN RANKS #1 AS HPC STORAGE MARKET LEADER AND TOP SUPPLIER
For the third consecutive year, Intersect360 Research’s “Top of All Things in HPC” survey has recognized DDN as the Top Installed Storage Solution Provider for HPC Sites. According to the survey, DDN had the largest share of installed systems at 14.8 percent, gaining almost a full percentage point over the previous year. DDN’s closest competitors followed at 12.7 and 11.0 percent, while all other suppliers had less than 10 percent share of reported storage systems. DDN’s continued strong showing is a testament to the success of the company’s focus on solving the toughest data access and management challenges to deliver consistent, cost-effective performance at scale.
DDN’S Innovative Leadership Earns Storage Company of The Year Award
DDN’s sustained vision, dedication to performance, and execution have made us a truly unique company in the storage industry. We are especially proud to be chosen as the 2016 Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) Award for Storage Company of the Year, because the selection of a winner is based solely on the number of public votes received. Our technological and market leadership comes from our long-term investments in leading-edge research and development, our relentless focus on solving end-to-end data and information management challenges, and the excellence of our employees around the globe, all driving to deliver the highest levels of satisfaction to our customers.
Best HPC Storage Product or Technology (Editor’s Choice)
For the second consecutive year, DDN has been awarded the prestigious Annual HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award for Best HPC Storage Product or Technology. This year’s accolade was based on DDN’s SFA14K®, the highest performance block storage and hyper-converged platform in the industry with an architecture that harnesses the power of the latest technologies, accelerates them with DDN high-performance software features, and balances them to deliver the fastest performance with the lowest latency.
Best HPC Storage Product or Technology (Reader’s Choice)
DDN has also been awarded the coveted Annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award for Best HPC Storage Product or Technology for the second consecutive year. As with the Editors’ Choice Award, Readers also honored DDN for its SFA14K® platform, which delivers an unmatched number of SSD and spinning drives in the least amount of space, making it the densest storage solution on the market.
Best HPC Collaboration Between Academia and Industry (Reader’s Choice)
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has been awarded the esteemed Annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award for Best HPC Collaboration Between Academia and Industry. TAAC utilized DDN’s SFA storage and Dell PowerEdge servers with Intel® Xeon® processors to support its sophisticated compute and visualization systems to accelerate discoveries that advance science and society through the application of innovative computing technologies.
Best Application of HPC in Entertainment (Editor’s Choice)
MLB Network has been honored by the celebrated Annual HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award for Best Application of HPC in Entertainment. With the adoption of DDN’s MEDIAScaler®, MLB Network has simplified the management of its live and archived video assets, sped up content access times, and powered its ability to provide high definition content wherever it is needed within the post production environment.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City Wins 2016 Top Big Data Achievement Award
Children’s Mercy Kansas City was recognized in the 2016 Datanami Readers’ & Editors’ Choice Awards for pioneering rapid pediatric genomic testing that is redefining pediatric medicine and providing a faster path home for patients and their families.
DDN Wins Inaugural Datanami Award
DDN has been recognized as Best Big Data Innovator: Data Management in the first annual Datanami Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. Designed to highlight key HPC trends and technological breakthroughs, this accolade honors DDN for providing industry-leading storage solutions that deliver a seamless, unified end-to-end architecture, from ingest to archive, that accelerate results for the highest performance and greatest efficiency.
DDN Earns 2016 Object Storage Vendor Of The Year Honors At The UK Storage Awards
DDN earned this valuable award through our advanced object storage platform WOS, and for leading the object storage market with 150% growth in objects in production and surpassing over 500 billion objects.
DDN Wins Best Sponsor Case Study Award at Leverage BigData’16!
DDN was recognized for the presentation of how the DDN team evaluated the big data and infrastructure challenges for Fannie Mae and St. Jude’s Research Hospital and identified the solutions that best met the requirements for each of their unique use cases.
DDN recognized in the top 3 providers of Tech Target’s 10th Annual Enterprise NAS Quality Awards for the first time in this award series.
DataDirect Networks (DDN) was just a hair behind EMC with an overall 5.99 for its best finish to date, with the same margin separating it from fourth-place IBM (5.97). DDN led for three statements to place third in this category for having a knowledgeable sales support team.
2016 Storage Visions Products Awards Winner for Professional Class Storage:
The Storage Visions® Awards in media and entertainment celebrate companies that are advancing state-of-the-art in storage technologies and recognize visionary products provided in the digital content value chain for digital storage end users. DDN won in the Professional Class Storage category for its WOS 360 Version 2.0 Object Storage Software.