SOURCE: DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks

April 17, 2012 08:00 ET

DDN Lowers Big Data Total Cost of Ownership & Deployment With New NAS Scaler File Storage System Enhancements

DDN's Highly Scalable NAS Platform Complemented by Enterprise Offerings for Virtual Machines and Deduplication to Lower Big Data Application Complexity and Cost; Showcasing at NAB'12

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - DataDirect Networks (DDN), world leader in massively scalable storage, today announced the availability of the DDN NAS Scaler 1.1, the latest update to the company's highly-scalable, feature-rich unstructured data storage platform.

Introduced in April 2011, NAS Scaler enables customers to create a customized blend of capacity, throughput, and IOPS to align with specific applications, a breakthrough that eliminates both system and namespace sprawl and the costly over-provisioning found in other NAS systems. NAS Scaler 1.1 marks the introduction of VMware™ integration and data deduplication features, along with major enhancements in disaster recovery and multi-protocol file access capabilities to enable enterprise organizations to start small and then scale their Big Data applications with ease.

"NAS Scaler offers organizations around the world unprecedented flexibility in responding to today's rapidly growing -- and oftentimes unpredictable -- storage requirements," said Jeff Denworth, Vice President of Marketing, DDN. "Adding comprehensive VMware integration to this solution makes it an even greater asset to our customers as they respond to the data deluge."

NAS Scaler is being shown at this week's NAB Show® in Las Vegas (Booth #SL6611), where the platform is especially optimized for organizations building collaborative workflows for playout, transcoding, and media distribution in one simple and scalable namespace. Around the world, organizations are selecting DDN's NAS Scaler system to simplify and scale their content-intensive infrastructures.

"TV Today selected NAS Scaler because it would allow us to meet immediate requirements of low-res edit/browsing in the production environment and also provide future scalability on throughput for high-res editing and near-line archival," said Prince Sharma, Vice President-Technology of TV Today Networks in India. "This will also help synergize with other companies in our group to share content for multi-format delivery. The scalability with throughput will help in securing our investment for the future."

DDN NAS Scaler 1.1 is ideal for data-intensive VMware and VDI environments, providing a plug-in that integrates directly into vCenter -- and is able to create thousands of space-efficient VM clones in just minutes. Coupled with efficient de-duplication, NAS Scaler provides a complete VMware storage platform.

NAS Scaler 1.1 is immediately available. More information can be found online at

About DataDirect Networks
DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world leader in massively scalable storage. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and professional 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.

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