FILE SYSTEM APPLIANCE
Leveraging over a decade of leadership in the highest end of Big Data, the GRIDScaler Parallel File system solution is designed to handle the diverse and dynamic demands of organizations looking to solve their Big Data challenges. GRIDScaler can scale diagonally to any performance and capacity limit by leveraging both scale-out and scale-up concepts. GRIDScaler’s inherent flexibility allows organizations to build a solution to fit their budget without getting shoehorned into a rigid configuration.
DDN GRIDScaler’s implementation of IBM® Spectrum Scale™ provides flexible choices for Enterprise-grade data protection, availability features, and the performance of a parallel file system coupled with DDN’s deep expertise and history of supporting highly efficient, large-scale deployments. GRIDScaler offers ease of access through traditional NFS or CIFS as well as the option for high performance client access through the PFS client. DDN is the #1 reseller of Spectrum Scale solutions, delivering performance-demanding users the highest performing hardware. By leveraging a close working relationship with IBM, DDN provides the performance and capacity systems that help deliver Spectrum Scale into the most demanding environments.
Enterprise class features like DirectProtect, DDN Insight, hierarchical storage management and Cloud extensions enable tiering to tier to a public cloud ensure the highest levels of reliability, minimize total cost of ownership and simplify geo-distribution of data for global organizations. Combined with the ability to scale out to dozens or even hundreds of petabytes while sustaining high mixed IO performance, GRIDScaler delivers complete data protection, data security and data management options to supplement a powerful file storage solution. With scalable data and metadata technology, the GRIDScaler solution eliminates all bottlenecks to achieve true parallelism and maximize application performance.
Spectrum Scale Express, Standard or Advanced Editions
Scale-Out and Scale-Up
Integrated Tiering: Storage Fusion Xcelerator® (SFX) Cache Acceleration; SSD storage; persistent disk storage; object storage (onsite or off site)
Data Management and Protection: Snapshots, synchronous and asynchronous replication, asynchronous
error diagnosis while affected I/O operations continue
Data Security: Native encryption; secure erase
Integrated Data Analytics: Hadoop connector
Cloud Connectivity (GS Gateway): OpenStack connector; higher performance migration to WOS; integrated single namespace tiering to on premise and off site for collaboration
Eliminates Traditional NAS Bottlenecks (SMB, NFS) with high-speed parallel client connectivity – up to 6 GB/s per client and optional Burst Buffer.
Open Architecture means faster availability of new technology – EDR InfiniBand, Omni-Connect, NVMe SSDs – and simpler integration with new software tools such as OpenStack SWIFT and Hadoop.
Eliminates sprawl with the industry’s highest capacity per rack. By consolidating multiple data types for ease of access, the GS14KX eliminates storage and data silos while reducing management cost, complexity and data risk.
Simplifies management by presenting a single, unified data view to users, administrators and applications across over any tier of storage including high performance, active archive, tape and cloud.
Decouples performance and capacity for complete cost control, better support and lower TCO through its ability to scale up or out. It ingests data at scale, reliably, with room to grow with inputs.
DDN’s more flexible architecture also means you take immediate advantage of new technologies, techniques and frameworks – NVM, EDR IB, 100 GbE, Big Data Analytics, Data Lakes – and even repurpose hardware or change file systems as needed.
DDN GRIDScaler parallel file system appliances combine the accessibility of network data protocols with the industry’s fastest and densest embedded storage solutions for 10-30x higher performance and 2-6x higher capacity per datacenter rack U.
Add capacity and performance independently with the industry’s densest NAS to reduce sprawl, simplify management and control cost – up to 30x the performance and 3x the density of traditional Enterprise Scale Out NAS
All SSD, or SSD-Accelerated Metadata, SSD-Acceleration for Specific Application(s)
Integrated Appliance with single view for installation, configuration and administration. Performance-optimized and extensively tested.
Automatically tier data across SSD, HDD and Tape; across Performance, Active Archive, Deep Archive, Collaboration Cloud, Content Distribution Network
Snapshots, synchronous and asynchronous replication, asynchronous, error diagnosis while affected I/O operations continue and compression, protect file system performance with QoS
OpenStack Swift, S3; higher performance migration to WOS; integrated single namespace tiering to on premise and off site for collaboration
Hadoop connector support
NFS, SMB, OpenStack Swift, S3
Native encryption; secure erase, WORM
GRIDScaler is factory built-to-order parallel file system and NAS system that arrives to your data center, tuned, optimized and ready to deploy. Below you will find more information on the components that make-up the solution and allow for flexibility in configuration. Our team of Sales Engineers and Solution Architects will work with you to create the exact configuration that meets your environment’s unique performance, capacity and business requirements.
|Protocols||NFS v3, CIFS SMB 1.0, 2.0 and 2.1, Linux and Windows Parallel FS Clients|
|Metadata||All GRIDScaler appliances feature distributed metadata|
|FileServers Per Base Enclosure||All GRIDScaler appliances feature 4 NSDs|
|Supported Raid Levels||RAID 1/5/6|
|Data Protection||Up to 256 Snapshots per Volume – policy driven, Snapshot Rollback, DirectProtect & DirectProtect+, Online & Automatic Storage Rebalancing, High Speed Defragmentation|
|Replication||Synchronous Data and Metadata, Asynchronous using WOS|
|Capacity Optimization||Policy-Driven Background File Compression|
|Data and System Management||Quotas (users, groups, file sets), Optional DDN Insight centralized configuration and monitoring solution, Optimized backup, Multi-site data sharing and disaster recovery, Hybrid cloud storage capability|
|Custom Configurations||Custom configurations of GRIDScaler, including configurations with external NSDs are available|