Standard Cognition - recently recognized byFast Companymagazine in its "Most Innovative Companies" issue - needed a scalable intelligent storage solution that could seamlessly handle continuous data acquisition from multiple cameras, deliver real-time analysis of the data, offer low-latency response for random and unstructured large data set reads, and effortlessly manage complex deep-learning training algorithms. DDN's EXAScaler ES7K File Systems Storage and IME240 SSD AI Storage System provided all of that and more.
"DDN's scalable, high-performance storage technologies are ideally suited for our deep-learning platform - but what really sets DDN apart is its comprehensive knowledge and expertise not just in storage but in our entire architecture, as well as its dedication to solving our most complex challenges", stated Jeff Hsu, intelligence and logistics manager, Standard Cognition. "DDN's engineering and support teams are truly exemplary and make DDN a valued partner."
"The Standard Cognition team set out to massively disrupt retail checkout, and has made swift progress with the world's top retailers thanks to its solid technology and small store footprint", stated James Coomer, vice president of product management, marketing and benchmarks, DDN. "Their environment exemplifies the technological and commercial needs that are creating demand for a new class of storage solutions. With our deep experience and proven technologies in AI, HPC and large-scale computing, DDN is uniquely positioned to deliver analytics and machine learning results with an efficiency and acceleration never achieved before, and push the boundaries of what is possible."
The DDN EXAScaler ES7K File system and IME240 SSD AI storage solution enables organisations to overcome the challenges and inefficiencies caused by I/O bottlenecks. DDN's IME scale-out, software-defined, flash storage interfaces directly to applications and secures I/O via a data path that eliminates file system bottlenecks. With DDN, Standard Cognition is realizing true flash-cache economics with a storage architecture ideally suited to Deep Learning and Machine requirements.
Delivering to the needs of customers like Standard Cognition demonstrates that DDN, with its proven leadership in the high-performance computing arena, provides the technology, expertise, flexibility and agility to meet the dynamic storage requirements of the fast-moving AI and machine learning space.