Scaling All Flash to New Heights – DDN Flashscale All Flash Array Brings HPC to the Data Center

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It’s time to start thinking about massive amounts of flash in the enterprise data center. I mean PBs of flash for the biggest, baddest, fastest data-driven applications out there. This amount of flash requires an HPC-capable storage solution brought down and packaged for enterprise IT management. Which is where Data Domain Networks (aka DDN) is stepping up. Perhaps too quietly, they have been hard at work pivoting their high-end HPC portfolio into the enterprise space. Today they are rolling out a massively scalable new flash-centric Flashscale 14KXi storage array that will help them offer complete, comprehensive single-vendor big data workflow solutions – from the fastest scratch through the biggest throughput parallel file systems into the largest distributed object storage archives.

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Big Data Appliance Wrapped Up for the Enterprise

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Here we are in Santa Clara eagerly awaiting Strata tomorrow and a slew of new of Big Data solutions. Hadoop’s R+D infant years are passing, and now it is of the age where vendors are truly adding value for the enterprise IT shop.  Clearly the theme is to wrap up low level complexities into higher value solutions. One standout announcement this week is DDN’s hScaler appliance – a monster of a Hadoop machine. You might be thinking that a high-end appliance built from supercomputer class storage hardware runs completely counter to the point of doing analytics on the cheap commodity infrastructure Hadoop was originally designed for. Yet DDN claims it can get the job done with a lot lower TCO than rolling your own from components – and the do all the hard infrastructure work for you.

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