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Cray Rolls Out Tiered Lustre Storage

CrayToday Cray announced the launch of a new data management and protection solution for Lustre file systems. Designed to simplify the management and preservation of data stored on Lustre, the Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage connector for Lustre moves data across storage tiers and locations, from high-performance storage to deep-tape archives.

Our customers can now deploy high performance Lustre storage systems knowing their data can be easily managed,” said Barry Bolding, Cray’s vice president of storage and data management. “Until now, it has been impractical to backup or protect large Lustre file systems with enterprise-class technologies. A key strategy for Cray is building on open systems. While other tiered storage systems are proprietary, we continue to invest in Linux and open format data movement technologies. The Cray TAS connector for Lustre will work on any Linux or Lustre environment, regardless of vendor.”

Cray TAS is an open archive and tiered storage system that simplifies the preservation of data indefinitely, and sustains large-scale archives for big data and supercomputing. Building on Lustre APIs for hierarchical storage management, Cray has developed an essential bridge from high performance storage to archives, using a flexible tiered storage model. Data access is transparent to users, and storage tiers can be composed of any media (SSD, disk or tape). The management tools are easy to use and familiar to system administrators and SAM-QFS users. Yet, Cray TAS capabilities are built on Linux and designed for big data and supercomputing.

In addition to Cray TAS, the Company also offers Cray Sonexion, a scale-out Lustre system for high-performance storage, and Cray Cluster Connect, a complete, integrated Lustre storage solution for all x86 Linux clusters. Cray storage solutions address the full range of customer use cases from requiring high performance scalability to reducing the total cost of storing and managing data over its lifespan.

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