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DDN to Refresh Storage Product Portfolio at SC15


Today DDN announced plans to refresh their storage product portfolio at SC15 in Austin. “With massively scalable technology able to outpace the performance requirements and growth of Enterprise Big Data while enabling HPC users to achieve Exascale, DDN will introduce revolutionary products and demonstrate the staggering 3x to 10x performance increase real-world customers achieve when they migrate to DDN environments.”

DDN Reports Growing Momentum Leading into SC15


Today DDN announced the highest bookings quarter in the company’s history with double-digit year-over-year growth.

CEA in France Selects Scality for HPC Storage


Today Scality announced that company’s software-based storage for has been selected by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to power its HPC storage needs. Scality and CEA will work together to advance their ongoing research and development projects, as well as CEA’s own HPC contributions, including the “Lustre”, “RobinHood” and “Ganesha” software solutions, and to collaborate on an exascale project environment.

DDN Accelerates Intel Omni-Path Fabric for HPC


Today DataDirect Networks announced DDN Omni-Connect, the industry’s first custom Intel Omni-Path enabled storage architecture. DDN Omni-Connect enabled storage platforms deliver best in breed cost and performance for the next generation of Web, Cloud and HPC data intensive environments with the need for Omni-Path connectivity.

Dell Rolls Out DSS-branded Servers


Today Dell announced its first DSS-branded servers. Formally announced in August 2015, Dell Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS) is a new line of business within Dell’s Enterprise Solutions organization designed to meet the specific needs of web tech, telecommunications service providers, hosting companies, oil and gas, and research organizations.

Western Digital to Acquire SanDisk

Western Digital Corp. logo. (PRNewsFoto)

Today Western Digital announced plans to acquire SanDisk for a combination of cash and stock worth approximately $19 billion. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies.

DDN User Group Coming to SC15


DataDirect Networks will host its annual DDN User Group Meeting on Monday, Nov. 16 at SC15 in Austin, Texas.

Qumulo Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS Powers Analytics at Sinclair Oil


Today Qumulo announced that Sinclair Oil has chosen the company’s scale-out NAS storage for increased performance and real-time data visibility necessary to properly monitor the company’s rapidly growing digital system.

Video: Dell Powers Comet Supercomputer at SDSC


“Comet is SDSC’s newest HPC cluster, designed as a high-throughput system with unique HPC virtualization capabilities to accommodate a large number of researchers looking for rapid turnaround. It is built on Dell PowerEdge C6320 servers with Intel Xeon Haswell E5 2680v3 processors.”

ArcticBlue Nearline Storage from Spectra Logic Increases Data Shelf Life


Today Spectra Logic launched ArcticBlue, a new nearline disk storage system that delivers “Twice the Shelf Life of Competing Disk Platforms at Half the Cost.” ArcticBlue leverages the company’s BlackPearl hybrid storage architecture and Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) disk media, creating an object storage based disk platform with maximum longevity, efficiency and cost effectiveness. Datacenter and private cloud managers can now affordably integrate a long-life nearline disk solution with online performance.