DDN Storage

The Leading Big Data Storage Supplier to Data-Intensive, Global Organizations

For more than 18 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed, and optimized systems, software, and solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities, and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud. Whether accelerating all of a customer's data-intensive applications and workflows or scaling performance and capacity, we've built DDN storage and solutions from the ground up to deliver future-proof efficiency and performance at scale.

Organizations leverage the power of DDN technology and the deep technical expertise of our team to collaborate and capture, store, process, analyze, and distribute data, information, and content at the largest scale in the most efficient, reliable, and cost-effective manner. Our customers include many of the world's leading financial services firms and banks, healthcare and life-science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, government and research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.

A founding member of OpenSFS, DDN was the first storage vendor to support Lustre* and now sells and supports more Lustre environments than any other storage vendor in the world. DDN offers high-performing appliances built on Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre software. This delivers our customers the highest performance edition of Lustre paired with the peace of mind of Intel support. For more than a decade, we have helped the world's largest environments gain a competitive edge and accelerate their bottom-line results by identifying and eliminating I/O bottlenecks.


DDN and Intel have been strategic partners since 2012, creating a DDN-exclusive version of Intel-supported Enterprise Edition for Lustre software. The unique features below can only be purchased via the DDN EXAScaler* product family.

EXAScaler features
Embedded/converged Installation/configuration tools SFX read caching hinting (ext4) Drive performance enhancements DirectMon, monitoring
DDN-exclusive Lustre features
Directory-level quotas – flexibility in project-level quotas Data on metadata – improved small-file performance Improved client performance – small and large I/O Parallel I/O improvements 16 MB I/O improvements – client Lustre monitoring with Jobstats

DDN participates globally with Intel in a series of speaking opportunities, events, and promotions. DDN also demonstrates the Lustre-based EXAScaler solutions at select trade shows and expositions around the world.