Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2011 16:44:16 -0400
"DataDirect Networks (DDN) Delivers Highest Big Data Performance with
SFA10K-X, World's Fastest Integrated Block and File Storage Appliance"
Award-Winning DDN Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) Technology Embeds
Applications and File Systems While Optimizing Bandwidth, IOPS and
Capacity Utilization for Cloud and Content
"... today unveiled the Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) 10K-X,
a leading integrated storage appliance that maximizes application
performance while minimizing total cost of ownership for Big Data,
cloud, and content-intensive environments."
SFA10K-X highlights include:
*) Accelerates big data and large content workloads, with read-write
speeds of 17 GB/s, 25 percent faster than the SFA10000
*) Efficiently exploits solid state drive technology to deliver over
840,000 I/Os per second
*) Supports up to 1200 drives (SSD, SATA, SAS) in a single system,
while requiring only 2 floor tiles
*) Capable of housing up to 1.8 petabytes (PB) in a single data center
*) VMWare and VMWare ESX support to accelerate virtual server and
"Largest Scalable Storage for Virtualized Environments
Certified with VMware ESX 4.0 and 4.1"
"DataDirect embulgens arrays for big data"
Hopes to grunt with the big pigs in the Big Data pigpen
26th September 2011, The Register
"No hardware refreshing is mentioned by DataDirect Networks (DDN)
but the company says a lot about the new parallelised and
multi-threaded version of its SFA O/S, with its RAID and cache
engines and data movers. This software is now VMware-certified,
has large capacity support as well as the go-faster changes,
and is available to existing SFA customers at no charge."
"There is a special version of the SFA10K-X, an embedded version
called the SFA10K-E. What's embedded in it is a file system,
because this array can run applications, with DDN saying that
its "SFA O/S allows for embedding applications within the SFA10K-E.""
"EMC is developing a capability for its VMAX arrays to run
applications. DataDirect has already done this. It says
the SFA10K-E can run applications, and the first ones it is
offering are file systems - specifically Lustre and IBM's GPFS."