"DDN and SAS share a common mission: to help organisations extract the greatest possible value from their data", stated Jean-Luc Chatelain, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Technology at DDN. "Paired together, DDN and SAS technologies unleash the incredible potential of the Big Data era and accelerate the speed of business."
The DDN SFA 10K-E is a unified virtual server and storage appliance featuring DDN's groundbreaking In-Storage Processing technology. This virtualized environment eliminates externalized data processing systems and allows data-intensive applications to exist within the storage engine - expediting data access, minimizing latency and significantly lowering the cost and complexity of data-intensive computing.
"The DDN SFA 10K-E platform with the DDN GRIDScaler parallel file system is an excellent choice for SAS Grid deployments", stated Cheryl Doninger, Senior Director, Research and Development, SAS. "IO intensive SAS Grid workloads have demonstrated excellent performance characteristics utilizing this storage appliance. The choice of shared file system and storage is a critical component of high-performance SAS Grid deployments."
SAS Grid Computing enables organizations to create a managed, shared environment to process large volumes of data and analytic programmes more efficiently, making it easier and cost-effective to scale compute-intensive applications for greater complexity and more users.
The full benchmark results have been published in a SAS white paper available at http://support.sas.com/rnd/scalability/grid/SASGridDDN.pdf