Through an agreement with Terascala, Cray hired a majority of the company's employees. The new additions to Cray's growing storage organization have the knowledge and experience to help successfully expand the company's leadership position in delivering high-performance storage and data management solutions for Big Data and supercomputing.
Also, as a result of this transaction, Cray has opened its first office in the Boston area with a number of Cray employees focused on storage R&D efforts.
"Parallel file systems and tiered storage technologies continue to grow in importance for supercomputing and Big Data workloads. To meet our customer demands and build the overall strength of our storage team, we are bringing on talented and highly-skilled Lustre engineers", stated Ryan Waite, Cray's senior vice president of products. "Cray has worked hard to become a trusted expert in file system and fast-data storage scalability, and a broad range of customers in government, academia, and commercial markets continue to select Cray to deploy, integrate, and scale high performance storage solutions. Adding the Terascala engineers to our team is an important step in continuing to build our leadership in scalable data access."
Cray's portfolio of storage solutions addresses all aspects of data-intensive workflows, from high-performance storage to deep tape archive. The Cray Sonexion 2000 storage solution combines Cray's Lustre expertise with a tightly integrated, unique design that allows for maximum scalability and performance. Management and operations are simplified through an appliance design integrating all storage components including software, storage, and infrastructure.
Complementing the Cray Sonexion 2000 system is Cray's comprehensive line of storage and data management solutions. The company's announced DataWarp applications I/O accelerator bridges the growing performance gap between compute resources and disk-based storage. Cray's Tiered Adaptive Storage solution includes the TAS Connector for Lustre to simplify managing data from high performance storage to deep tape archives.
Current Terascala customers will continue to be supported by Terascala.