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DDN Delivers Big Data in Small Packages

DataDirect Networks (DDN) has introduced two new entry-level offerings in its SFA line of big data appliances, reducing the form factor by 50% and price by 40% versus current models.  Based on the company’s Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) technology, which has become a foundation for extreme-storage applications, the new SFA10K-M and 10K-ME offerings are notable for bringing big data management capabilities within the reach of smaller players in high performance computing, data analytics and other content-rich application markets.  It’s what DDN aptly refers to as one more step in the “democratization” of big data, which is key to making the technology more accessible and affordable for companies in industries as diverse as media production and biotechnology, who may not even realize they have a big data challenge in front of them.

The news of dramatically smaller footprints and reduced-cost SFA entry points is not what we’re used to hearing from a company that is accustomed to extending the scalability and performance envelopes of big data applications.  But in the long run, we believe this initiative will be just as important to DDN’s mission of enabling users of all shapes and sizes to extract significantly greater value from their information.

  • Premiered: 03/26/12
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
Topic(s): Big Data DDN


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