DDN Rolling Out NVMe and Hybrid Storage Appliances

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — The data storage company DDN is rolling out its latest Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) and hybrid storage appliances.

DDN’s Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) 400NVX2 and SFA 200NVX2 were developed for artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) application acceleration, according to the company last month. 

The SFA appliances are the foundation of DDN’s accelerated storage portfolio and the company’s EXAScaler appliances, ES400NVX2 and ES200NVX2, and AI400X2 appliance for enterprise AI deployments.

DDN developed the platforms to help companies manage challenging data workloads, such as AI, natural language processing (NLP), financial analytics, and manufacturing automation.  

Companies storage infrastructures are not designed to handle the ever-expanding amount of data the applications require, nor are they optimized to deliver the data fast enough for real-time processing and insight. 

“By creating intelligent infrastructure using autonomous operations to greatly reduce administrative overhead and optimize systems for every workload, we can deliver flexible solutions that help customers get the most from their AI, analytics, and high-performance computing projects,” said James Coomer, senior VP of products, DDN.  

The appliances are available in scale-out all-flash configurations, supplying over 90 GB/s throughput and 3 million IOPS per appliance in a two rack units (2U) footprint. 

Each appliance can also be deployed in a hybrid configuration and supply a hyper-dense capacity of 6.4 PB in half a rack, using DDN’s 90-bay drive enclosures.

Chris Ehrlich
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