Data Direct Boosts Performance, Shrinks Footprint

DataDirect Networks delivers increased performance and reduced footprint for S2A storage systems

April 21, 2009

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LAS VEGAS -- DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN) the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, content-intensive environments in the worldincluding the largest online gaming and music sites, social networking applications developers, photo and video sharing services, high performance computing environments, and more than 400 broadcast and post-production facilities, today announced increased performance capabilities of its Silicon Storage Architecture™ (S2A™) family of storage products and offers new space-optimized configurations for the S2A9700 and S2A9900 to deliver DDN’s award-winning performance and storage density, using even less data center space.

Performance Advantage

Increased algorithms in the DirectOS v5.04 RAID can provide customers a 2x IOPS performance advantage with the flagship S2A9900, further enhancing transactional workloads and multi-threaded storage access, at no additional cost. Recipient of multiple awards, including Frost & Sullivan's Digital Media Storage Innovation of the Year and HPCWire's Best Product and Technology of the Year, the S2A9900 is the pinnacle of DDN’s S2A technology and is designed to thrive in content-rich environments, with unsurpassed performance and scalable capacity.

New performance enhancements to the S2A6620, firmware service pack 3 (SP3) enable over 300,000 random IOPS from cache and write bandwidth over 1.7GB/s from disk. In addition, the S2A6620 provides up to 30,000 IOPS to disk for small files and over 2GB/s of bandwidth for larger files and manages up to 60 drives. With an additional enclosure the S2A6620 can expand to 120 drives, up to 120TB capacity so users can manage and deploy the fewest number of systems. Designed specifically for mixed workloads, the S2A6620 midrange storage system delivers unrivaled storage bandwidth and IOPS coupled with maximum storage density to serve a variety of extreme storage environments.

DataDirect Networks Inc.

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