DDN BLOG

At ISC2015 in Frankfurt Germany, we unveiled the latest addition to DDN’s massively scalable Lustre-based appliances – the EXAScaler® family. The ES7K™ delivers reliability and support combined with open source innovations to offer the fastest and densest Lustre® appliance on the market and is the only one that delivers unified data across performance, cloud, and archive storage.

Many commercial and traditional high performance computing customers are facing the perfect storm. Their data intensive workloads are growing rapidly resulting in: more demanding IO intensive requirements, increase in number of clients/users and near exponential growth in data volumes. Not surprisingly, the legacy NAS and poorly architected white box data management approaches are failing miserably in delivering basic performance and are causing IO bottlenecks across the system stack. From an end user perspective, this translates to extremely poor performance for mission critical applications.

Not surprisingly, in a futile attempt to deliver higher performance, data center managers often increase capacity by 2-4X and replicate data as a means to eliminate the bottlenecks. In some cases, they even opt for all flash array solutions provisioned using the same NAS-like architectures. However, because of their fundamental architectural limitations, data intensive applications continue to experience degraded performance and are scaling impaired.

DDN’s storage solutions are designed to address these problems at scale. Our innovative solutions utilize standard and supported parallel file systems and code signed hardware/middleware capabilities. Using these advances, our customers have been able to scale their clients and infrastructure while delivering high performance and unrivaled capability for extreme scale data intensive applications. For more than a decade, DDN’s family of massively scalable EXAScaler Lustre appliances have power many production environments including Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Financial Services and National Laboratories.

ES7K leverages DDN’s decades of experience in high-end Lustre solutions and delivers it in an accessible entry-level form factor. Organizations that are struggling to deliver performance with their existing storage solutions (NAS, and other misaligned alternatives) can now easily access high-end performance and scale in an entry level appliance. ES7K delivers reliability and support combined with open source innovations to offer the fastest and densest Lustre appliance on the market and the only one that delivers unified data across performance, cloud, and archive storage. Even further, ES7K is the only standard supported Lustre appliance available, ensuring accessibility to the latest Lustre innovations backed by enterprise grade reliability and support.

DDN is excited to deliver the latest member of the proven EXAScaler family, the ES7K, to enable organizations delivering performance and scale for mission critical data intensive applications. If you are here at ISC2015, please stop by the DDN Booth #1010! We would love to see you! You can also learn more on the product’s web page or contact us directly for a conversation with our Lustre Experts.

Learn more about the revolutionary ES7K here.

  • Chirag Dekate
  • Chirag Dekate
  • Senior Product Marketing Manager
  • Date: July 13, 2015