SOURCE: DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks

February 29, 2012 08:55 ET

DataDirect Networks (DDN) Award-Winning Big Data and HPC Solutions Now Available Through Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing to Offer DDN Parallel File Systems, NAS & Object Storage for Data-Intensive HPC Environments

FREMONT, CA and CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 29, 2012) - DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world's largest privately held information storage company, today announced that Penguin Computing, experts in high performance computing (HPC) solutions, has signed an agreement to offer DDN's award-winning suite of HPC and Big Data storage solutions to its global customer base.

"Penguin Computing's deep expertise in high-performance computing is well recognized in the marketplace, and we look forward to helping Penguin deliver greater value to its customers than ever before," said Bill Cox, DDN Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales. "This agreement will help both organizations fulfill the rapidly escalating worldwide demand for best-of-breed solutions in Big Data, cloud-computing, and HPC."

"Since 1998, DDN has been synonymous with award-winning storage solutions for data-intensive computing. Their groundbreaking parallel file storage solutions keep them on the cutting edge of the Big Data era and support mission-critical computation around the world 24/7," said Dean Koester, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Penguin Computing. "We are pleased to provide the full range of DDN's proven, powerful storage solutions that provide best-in-class storage efficiency, scalability, flexibility and performance to our data-intensive customer base."

DDN delivers more bandwidth to the TOP500® fastest computers than all other vendors combined. Penguin currently has an installed base of more than 18,000 systems in over 40 countries, making the company the world's largest HPC-focused solutions provider.

Effective immediately, customers will be able to source DDN products from Penguin Computing, including the award winning SFA™ storage platforms, the GridScaler™ and ExaScaler™ parallel file storage systems; NAS Scaler™, DDN's enterprise scale-out NAS platform, and WOS™, DDN's hyperscale object storage system.

About DataDirect Networks
DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world's largest privately held information storage company. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and services that enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations.

Deployed in thousands of mission critical environments worldwide, DDN's solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world's most scalable data centers to ensure competitive business advantage for today's information powered enterprise.

About Penguin Computing
For well over a decade Penguin Computing has been dedicated to delivering complete, integrated High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions that are innovative, cost effective, and easy to use. Penguin offers a complete end-to-end portfolio of products and solutions ranging from Linux servers and workstations to integrated, turn-key HPC clusters and cluster management software. For those who want to use supercomputing capabilities on-demand and pay as they go, Penguin offers Penguin on Demand (POD), a public HPC cloud that is available instantly and as needed. With its broad portfolio of solutions Penguin is the one-stop shop for HPC and enterprise customers and counts some of the world's most demanding HPC users as its customers, including Caterpillar, Life Technologies, Dolby, Lockheed Martin, the US Air Force, and the US Navy.

Penguin Computing is a registered trademark of Penguin Computing, Inc. Penguin on Demand is a pending trademark in the US. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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