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Top500

Net/Net: the tougher the customer’s requirements are for real-world performance, scale, manageability and cost-effectiveness, the more likely DDN is to win – again and again

In the face of increasing storage market competition, DDN is STILL the #1 Choice for the fastest computers on the planet for the 8th year in a row.

Per Intersect360 and IDC, the fastest growing segment of the HPC market is storage. This has drawn increased participation from a variety of players – integrators, flash startups, traditional storage vendors trying (again) to make an HPC play – and from the server vendors who want an increased share of the customer wallet.

As the competition heats up, DDN has not only maintained its share among the world’s fastest machines (and across the HPC market in general), this year we even went up.

The bottom line is, while the company’s fastest growth today is in the commercial space (analytics, open source, financial services, manufacturing, energy, etc.) HPC is in DDN’s DNA. The entire product line is built to solve the largest problems quickly and cost-effectively. Scale and performance are the focus, not an afterthought. DDN works with academic research and national labs customers to integrate the latest technologies, make the most out of open source tools, and develop unique capabilities like single namespace among multiple storage tiers and data locations, to solve real-world problems for HPC users.

For more detail on core storage innovation see last week’s Q&A with insideHPC’s Rich Brueckner and Molly Rector (EVP Product Management, DDN) on this topic: Why DDN is Dominating the TOP500.

Net/Net: the tougher the customer’s requirements are for real-world performance, scale, manageability at scale and cost-effectiveness, the more likely DDN is to win – again and again.

See how your colleagues at industry-leading sites are solving the toughest HPC problems: mixed IO at scale, integrating burst buffers, managing data across storage tiers, locations and collaboration communities.

  • Laura Shepard
  • Laura Shepard
  • Senior Director of Marketing
  • Date: July 6, 2016