SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DataDirect Networks (DDN®) today announced several new products, solutions and updates, completing a refresh to its entire product line that began in September with the announcement of a new, high-density, high-performance object storage appliance (WOS8460). The newest additions include a refresh of the DDN14K-based products (DDN SFA14KX ®, SFA14KXE ®, GS14KX ™ and ES14KX ™), an updated operating system with new capabilities, a new Burst Buffer Appliance (IME240 ™) based on commodity hardware, and the company's new Multi-Level Security (MLS) Solution for Lustre* environments ( announced separately).
With enhanced performance, scale, density and a number of net new features, DDN's refreshed product line delivers the power to solve the toughest challenges in HPC and data-intensive Enterprise environments, such as mixed I/O performance and rapid data growth. These top challenges were highlighted in the company's HPC Trends Survey, announced last week. With this latest refresh, DDN's product suite advances data center modernization with powerful flash technologies, improved platform performance and the expanded the use of open platforms. Tweet this: New burst buffer appliance & block and file updates complete @DDN_Limitless total product line refresh http://bit.ly/2fw2plN #HPC #SC16 "Intersect360 Research is forecasting worldwide spending on storage for HPC applications to surpass $5 billion in 2016, continuing to grow faster than the market rate to over $6.5 billion in 2020, as organizations continue to invest in technologies to optimize for data-hungry workloads," said Addison Snell, CEO of Intersect360 Research. "With its investments in object storage and 'burst buffer' technologies, DDN is staying on top of the forward-looking technologies that will shape the next several years." DDN SFA14KX, SFA14KXE, GS14KX and ES14KX Storage PlatformsWith the SFA14KX, SFA14KXE, GS14KX and ES14KX added to its flagship line of storage solutions, DDN provides customers with flexible options to take maximum advantage of a suite of new technologies and interconnects including SAS SSD, NVMe, InfiniBand, Omni-Path and the latest processor technologies, including the Intel® fifth-generation Broadwell processor, which is now available across all DDN14KX-based appliances. The new SFA14KX delivers industry leading, hybrid block storage array performance, while the SFA14KXE, GS14KX and ES14KX converged solutions allow users to leverage the power of In-Storage Processing to embed applications or parallel file systems within the storage array for the significant reduction of complexity, latency and data center footprint.