|Cray Launches Tiered Storage for Lustre|
Designed for big data and supercomputing environments, the Cray TAS connector for Lustre provides customers with a simplified way to both protect and move data across storage tiers and locations, from high-performance storage to deep-tape archives. This new capability extends Cray TAS to the Lustre user community.
"Our customers can now deploy high performance Lustre storage systems knowing their data can be easily managed," said
Cray TAS is an open archive and tiered storage system that simplifies the preservation of data indefinitely, and sustains large-scale archives for big data and supercomputing. Building on Lustre APIs for hierarchical storage management, Cray has developed an essential bridge from high performance storage to archives, using a flexible tiered storage model. Data access is transparent to users, and storage tiers can be composed of any media (SSD, disk or tape). The management tools are easy to use and familiar to system administrators and SAM-QFS users. Yet, Cray TAS capabilities are built on Linux and designed for big data and supercomputing.
Some of these unique capabilities include:
"Lustre is expanding into commercial and big data customers, and is the leading open parallel file system," added Bolding. "As a co-founder of OpenSFS, Cray leads and collaborates with the open source community to drive Lustre suitability for analytics, as well as supercomputing. Cray TAS now provides a path for customers to protect and archive the data that is important to them, while driving down total-cost-of-ownership by putting it on the most inexpensive media possible. Combined with other Cray storage solutions, such as Cray Sonexion and Cray Cluster Connect, we are working toward complete data storage and management offerings for the datacenter."
In addition to Cray TAS, the Company also offers Cray Sonexion®, a scale-out Lustre system for high-performance storage, and Cray Cluster Connect, a complete, integrated Lustre storage solution for all x86 Linux clusters. Cray storage solutions address the full range of customer use cases from requiring high performance scalability to reducing the total cost of storing and managing data over its lifespan. Additional information on Cray's scalable storage solutions can be found on the Cray website at www.cray.com.
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