SOURCE: BlueArc Corporation

BlueArc Corporation

June 23, 2009 04:00 ET

BlueArc and DataDirect Networks Deliver Advanced Storage Options for HPC Customers

BlueArc Expands Storage Tier Choices for Customers; Will Resell DDN S2A Storage Systems

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - BlueArc® Corporation, the leader in scalable, unified network storage, today announced that its SiliconFS™ file system and family of storage platforms have been certified for interoperability with Silicon Storage Architecture™ (S2A™) Storage Systems from DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN), the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, content-intensive environments in the world. In addition, BlueArc has signed a reseller agreement with DDN and will immediately offer DDN-certified solutions to BlueArc customers. With this addition, BlueArc continues to expand its portfolio of storage technology choices and improves its ability to architect solutions tailored to specific customer environments.

"DataDirect Networks and BlueArc have made it easier for our customers to scale out HPC and media storage environments," said Jeff Denworth, vice president of marketing, DataDirect Networks. "Together, DDN storage technology and BlueArc solutions offer the industry's highest storage densities and power efficiencies to just about any networked client. The combination offers an excellent value proposition to our customers."

For many years BlueArc has offered customers the ability to architect multiple Storage Tiers, each one tailored to specific application workloads, and to unify multiple tiers under a single namespace and management framework. Instead of islands of storage and vendor lock-in to a limited range of storage technologies, storage administrators may select from a broad range of available storage technologies to design solutions which fit best with application, user, or business requirements.

DataDirect Networks has been building storage technologies with industry-leading density, power, and data integrity features for over 10 years. Together with BlueArc's scalable, unified network storage file system, these advantages are now available to network-attached storage (NAS) customers worldwide.

"BlueArc's SiliconFS file system is known for powering centralized storage solutions for a diverse range of customer applications; the scale of the file system in terms of numbers of files, simultaneous users, and overall data capacity is unmatched," said Bridget Warwick, vice president of marketing for BlueArc. "In both HPC and corporate markets we are seeing rapid increases in demand for large-scale archival and second tier storage solutions with the highest possible density. The combination of DataDirect Networks and BlueArc offers unprecedented scalability and some very useful data integrity features. Together, our customers can build cost-effective storage tiers and gain real intelligence across all of their distributed data."

Learn more about BlueArc's Tiered Storage Products at: http://www.bluearc.com/html/products/tiered-storage.shtml.

Learn more about DataDirect Networks Extreme Storage Solutions at: http://www.ddn.com/extreme-storage.

About DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN), is the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, content-intensive environments in the world -- including 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 around the globe. With more than 215 petabytes installed worldwide, the company's technology delivers massive throughput, scalable capacity, consistency, efficiency and data integrity for today's extremely competitive and evolving markets. Founded in 1998, DataDirect Networks serves customers through its global partnerships with Dell, IBM, Sony and other industry leaders; and through its offices in Europe, India, Asia Pacific, Japan and throughout the U.S. For more information, go to www.ddn.com or call +1-800-TERABYTE (837-2298).

About BlueArc

BlueArc partners with customers to solve their storage and data management-related business challenges. BlueArc's best-of-breed, high-performance, highly scalable and cost-effective storage solutions help to accelerate our customers' success. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at http://www.bluearc.com/.

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