The DDP10EF supports NVME-oF/RDMA, iSCSI and SMB on both Linux and Windows computers and iSCSI and SMB on Mac.
Dynamic Drive Pool by Ardis Technologies will present its DDP10EF shared storage solution at IBC 2023, which will take place from September 15-18, 2023.
DDP, or Dynamic Drive Pool, introduces an Ethernet SAN system that incorporates a built-in Metadata Controller (Ardis Virtual File System AVFS) from the esteemed Dutch manufacturer Ardis Technologies.
A leap into the future, the DDP10EF stands as a 1U solution, equipped with 6 x 100GbE ports, enabling up to 40GB/s total bandwidth. Noteworthy features include up to 8GB/s local bandwidth and a substantial usable NVME SSD capacity of up to 275TB, protected by RAID 5.
Standard features of the DDP10EF comprise dual 100GbE/QSFP28 ports, with provision for two additional cards and the potential to house up to 10 NVME SSDs. The option to separately order cards and NVME SSD4 and six packs is available.
The DDP10EF offers extensive support for NVME-oF/RDMA, iSCSI, and SMB, catering to both Linux and Windows computers, along with iSCSI and SMB on Mac. Through these protocols, operators can effortlessly share folders on the DDP10EF.
The DDP10EF boasts computer performance, reaching up to 8GB/s (8K/DPX). This achievement is attributed to the NVME-oF/RDMA approach, bypassing CPUs and establishing a direct connection between the DDP10EF’s memory and the computer. This connection can take the form of a point-to-point setup or pass through an Ethernet switch designed for lossless data transport. Generally, for bandwidths exceeding 2GB/s, NVMe-oF/RDMA is recommended.
A notable advantage of simultaneously employing iSCSI and NVME-oF/RDMA is the capacity to integrate the DDP10EF into a hybrid solution involving SSDs and spindles. In such cases, the DDP10EF can function as a cache, orchestrating automatic data transfers between SSDs and spindles, and among different spindles. The cache’s capacity can range between 4TB and 300TB, while spindle capacity reaches an impressive 5PB.
For connecting spindle arrays like the DDP24EXR and DDP78EXR, an EX card installation is necessary within the DDP10EF. Additionally, the DDP10EF supports clustering, enabling further bandwidth enhancement.
The exhibit will also showcase high-availability solutions, including the Dual HA AVFSHead and storage arrays from renowned names like Infortrend and Seagate. These offerings are presented alongside the standalone DDP series.
Notably, the DDPs are accompanied by a two-year hardware and software warranty. Organisations can also opt for additional support that extends up to another five years.