Storage Leader DDN acquires Lustre File System Capability from Intel

DDN invests in the future of HPC; enhances analytics and hybrid cloud through intelligent data management

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DataDirect Networks (DDN) announced its acquisition of Intel’s Lustre File System business and related assets for undisclosed terms.

This important acquisition re-inforces DDN's presence as the global market leader for data at scale, while providing Lustre customers with enhanced field support and a well-funded technology roadmap. The acquisition also enables DDN to expand Lustre’s leading position from high-performance computing (HPC) and Exascale into high growth markets such as analytics, AI and hybrid cloud.

DDN has spent the past decade developing and bringing to market some of the most advanced technologies for data processing at scale targeted at on-premise or hybrid cloud environments, including DDN's SFA OS Big Data embedded software, its distributed cloud and object technology, and more recently its IME software suite for flash, NVMe and GPU acceleration.

The acquisition of Intel’s Lustre file system capability is a bold move that combines the most advanced file system technology with DDN’s already substantial HPC, analytics and cloud product portfolio.

“We are very pleased to acquire from Intel all assets related to the open-source Lustre file system and to welcome into the DDN family an experienced software development team for which we have always had tremendous respect and admiration,” said Alex Bouzari, DDN founder and CEO.

“Over the next few years, we are going to invest significant resources to enhance usability and to broaden Lustre’s capabilities and feature set in the direction of flash-enabled performance, analytics, enterprise and hybrid cloud.”


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