DDN is a company that provides massively scalable platforms and solutions for big data applications. For more than a decade, the company’s innovative technology has been proven and in-production, solving Big Data challenges in the world’s largest and most demanding environments.
Taking that forward, the company recently introduced DirectMon, a reliable centralized management solution for its award winning storage, file system, and in-storage processing technology.
DDN's DirectMon reduces administrator overhead and offers a complete framework for both real-time and predictive systems management and tuning of SAN, NAS and parallel file storage environments with a unified interface created to administer all aspects of Big Data storage infrastructure administration.
Offering the 6620, 10K and 12K series of products, DirectMon is immediately available for DDN's SFA platforms. Also, DirectMon will immediately support DDN's Gridscaler file system and IBM (News - Alert) GPFS environments. Apart from the company's analytics infrastructure direction, this is the first of a release strategy that will, over time, cater to the wider range of DDN's file storage products, the company stated in a press release.
“DDN’s DirectMon takes the complexity out of managing even the world’s largest Big Data environments, and enables our customers to deploy simple infrastructure capable of scaling up for deep storage capacity and scaling out for added storage capacity and performance,” said Jean Luc Chatelain, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Technology at DDN. “DirectMon increases our customers’ agility as they continue to resolve critical growth and challenges in the big data era.”
Recently, the company announced that the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has installed 700 terabytes of high-performance DDN SFA storage as the backbone of iForge, an NCSA supercomputer which is committed to and purpose-built for industrial applications. Commercial partners making use of this system consist of Boeing (News - Alert), Caterpillar, GE, John Deere, Procter and Gamble, and Rolls Royce.
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Edited by Rich Steeves