SOURCE: DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks

November 15, 2010 10:05 ET

Whamcloud Announces Worldwide HPC File System Partnership With DataDirect Networks

Strategic Relationship Will Advance File System Support and Development to Advance Open Source File Systems for High Performance Computing

DANVILLE, CA and CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - Whamcloud, a venture-backed company formed from worldwide high-performance computing (HPC) storage industry veterans, announced today the signing of a worldwide support agreement with DataDirect Networks (DDN), the leading data infrastructure provider for the world's most scalable, content-intensive enterprises. This partnership will extend the platform-independent work that Whamcloud is doing to evolve and support open source file systems in the HPC community, including the Lustre® parallel file system.

"DDN and Whamcloud share a common mission of maintaining the quality and increasing the adoption of HPC storage technology around the world to enable breakthrough advancements in all areas of science and computing," said Alex Bouzari, CEO and co-founder, DataDirect Networks. "This agreement will allow us to work extremely closely together and continue to offer this open-source technology to the scientific community as a proven, repeatable and easy to support product which can scale to meet the needs of the most data-intensive researchers around the world."

Founded in 1998, DDN provides more bandwidth to the world's 500 fastest supercomputers (as ranked by than all other vendors combined. Their products are available around the world both directly and through a partner channel that includes Dell, IBM, Sony, and other industry leaders. Focused on solving the challenges of data-intensive and high growth markets, DDN was the only storage company to be recently named to both Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ and the Inc. 500|5000.

"The HPC community should take this as a clear signal that Lustre on Linux has a bright future backed with serious, ongoing corporate commitment," said Brent Gorda, CEO of Whamcloud. "DDN is a leading provider of scalable storage solutions across the HPC community, and we are very pleased to add them as a partner."

About DataDirect Networks
DataDirect Networks, Inc. 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 seven of the 10 largest supercomputers in the world. Having sold hundreds of petabytes of storage systems worldwide, the company's storage technology delivers massive throughput, scalable capacity, consistency, efficiency and data integrity for today's extremely competitive and evolving markets. For more information, go to or call +1-800-TERABYTE (837-2298).

About Whamcloud
Whamcloud is a venture-backed company formed from worldwide high-performance computing (HPC) storage industry veterans focused on enabling unprecedented application scaling and information insight through the evolution of HPC storage technologies in collaboration with the world's most scalable computing centers.