• BIG DATA REQUIRES A
      PURPOSE-BUILT PLATFORM
    • SFA12KX™

THE MOST ADVANCED STORAGE PLATFORMS FOR BIG DATA

Fusing unprecedented IOPS and bandwidth performance with the most efficient capacity management, the SFA is the proven storage platform for today’s data intensive applications.

Big Data is here and it’s unruly. Capacity and performance requirements are exploding and increasingly more difficult to predict. Data patterns have changed, requiring new, massive multi-threaded storage processing capabilities designed for today’s multi-core, multi-application sets. Innovative, award winning and proven in the world’s largest and most demanding production environments, DDN’s Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) utilizes the most advanced processor technology, busses and memory with an optimized RAID engine and sophisticated data management algorithms. The SFA12KX product family is designed to derive peak performance out of your compute investments with a massive I/O infrastructure and multi-media disk drives that maximize system performance and lower storage investment costs. The SFA12KX product family is purpose-built to simplify and tame big data growth, enabling you to architect and scale your environment more intelligently, efficiently and cost effectively than ever before.

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SFA12K Configurations & Specifications

COMPARE SFA12KX STORAGE APPLIANCE (CONTROLLER) MODELS


SFA12K-20

SFA12K-20E

SFA12K-40

SFA12KX

SFA12KXE
Maximum Drives1,6801,6801,6801,6801,680
InterfacesFDR Infiniband
16Gb FC
FDR Infiniband
40Ethernet
FDR Infiniband
16Gb FC
16 X 56Gb/s (FDR) Infiniband Ports
32 X 16 Gb/s (FC16) Fibre Channel Ports
Drive Types3.5″ & 2.5″ eMLC SSD, SATA, SAS (inter-mixable)
Maximum Capacity16.8PB (w/10TB)16.8PB (w/10TB)16.8PB (w/10TB)16.8PB (w/10TB)16.8PB (w/10TB)
Bandwidth20GB/s (raw)20GB/s (file)35-40GB/s (raw)48GB/s (raw)20GB/s (file)
Cache IOPS850K850K1.7M1.7M (4K Random)850K
Flash IOPS700K700K1.4M1.4M (Sustained to Media)700K
In-Storage ProcessingNoYes: GRIDScaler™
EXAScaler™, Other
NoNoYes: GRIDScaler™
EXAScaler™, Other
  • DDN has designed the Storage Fusion Architecture to quickly respond to advancements in processing and memory technology as HPC enters the era of petascale environments.
    Steve Conway, Research Vice President, HPC Group, IDC

RESOLVING BIG DATA CHALLENGES

Our SFA Architecture is designed to scale over 1TB/s and support 10/s of petabytes of storage capacity in a
compact and energy efficient data center footprint