Posts Tagged DDN
Posted by bmottram in Uncategorized on July 13, 2009
Last month Data Direct Networks (DDN) made two major announcements, one on June 22nd and the second on June 23rd. The strategy of two major announcements on consecutive days is a bit questionable, not to mention the joint BlueArc/DDN announcement also on the 23rd. I think DDN did themselves a great disservice by making these two announcements on consecutive days. But no one asked for my opinion.
However before talking about the announcements how about some interesting factoids DDN offered at the pre-announcement briefings.
- Over 300% CAGR over the past five years.
Data Direct Networks (DDN) announced their entry into the cloud with the introduction of Web Object Scaler (WOS), a clustered storage system based on an object based file system that has been four years in the making.
WOS is targeting the web content and storage market with a particular focus on Internet and Web 2.0 sites, health-care, document imaging, online game development and geospatial information services. DDN have clearly identified the content distribution network (CDN) space with its cost and ownership issues as a prime opportunity and despite the EMC Atmos claim that they are not in this space it is obvious that DDN have Atmos in their sights.