Continual focus on the demanding needs placed on storage by HPC organisations has catapulted DDN past server vendors to secure its top rank as storage provider in HPC for the second consecutive year.
Storage is the fastest growing segment in IT spending in HPC (Intersect360 Research: "Worldwide High Performance Computing 2014 Total Market Model and 20152019 Forecast", June 2015.), and according to a recent DDN survey data storage is the most strategic part of the HPC data centre as end users seek to solve data access, workflow and analytics challenges to accelerate time to results. Throughout 2015, DDN growth accelerated in not just traditional HPC market share but also with rapid expansion in new customers with more than 50 percent of new product revenues coming from Enterprise HPC use cases as DDN's top line revenue growth outpaced its storage community peers.
"HPC sites and data-intensive Enterprises place rigorous performance demands on storage infrastructure as diverse sets of applications drive ever-growing volumes of data coupled with very intensive analytics demands", stated Molly Rector, CMO, executive vice president product management and worldwide marketing, DDN. "DDN's sustained growth and industry leadership reflect our strong commitment to supporting our customers as they work to solve many of the world's most complex data and analytics challenges. We are seeing accelerating demand for DDN's end-to-end data management solutions for cache acceleration, SSD storage, data management, backup and long-term archive by some of the largest HPC, Enterprise and Cloud organisations across the globe. And with DDN's innovation leadership, these organisations are boosting their ROI and simplifying their environments while greatly speeding up their analytics and workflows."
The HPC User Site report is part of Intersect360 Research's HPC User Site Census series and provides an examination of the suppliers of storage systems installed in a sample of High Performance Computing (HPC) user sites. The research surveys a broad range of HPC users spanning industry, government and academia about their current computer system installations, storage systems, networks, middleware and supporting software. The resulting data is presented in a series of reports throughout the year, each describing different aspects of the HPC end-user landscape.
Key findings of the survey substantiate why DDN, as the global leader in solving data challenges at large scale, is experiencing strong growth: