Awards & Accolades




HPCWire Award
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.

HPCWire Award
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.

HPCWire Award
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.

HPCWire Award
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.

Datanami Award
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.

Datanami Award
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.

2016 Object Storage Award
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.

Case Study Award
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.