DDN expands CEA relationship

DataDirect Networks said it has announced the expansion of DDN´s long term relationship as a provider for CEA, the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission.

CEA, a leader in worldwide HPC innovation and leadership, has selected DDN´s SFA14KEâ„¢ as the core storage for this year´s comprehensive refresh of its data management infrastructure, “GS1K”.

In partnership with Atos, CEA selected DDN´s SFA14KE due to its flexible, open design, which allows applications to run embedded within the storage, removing the need for external servers, reducing the cost of interconnect and dramatically lowering management complexity. CEA is leveraging the SFA14KE storage platform to run both Lustre® and HPSS embedded within the high-performance, scalable storage platform.

SFA14KE delivers 600+ GB/second of throughput, 60+ million IOPS and 7 petabytes of storage capacity in a single rack. With unmatched mixed I/O capabilities and an open design for embedded applications, SFA14KE provides extreme levels of efficiency that change the way storage infrastructures are designed. The SFA14KE scales out to 100+ PB, delivering high-availability and consistent performance at scale.

DataDirect Networks is a leading big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organizations. For more than 15 years, DDN storage has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and storage solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and to accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud.