DDN Embraces Chroma Central Management System for Lustre Made Simple

Today Data Direct Networks announced that the company is offering Whamcloud’s Chroma Enterprise central management system with its ExaScaler parallel file storage product. Chroma is a central management system that is deeply integrated with Lustre. It brings together information from multiple sources to provide a unified view of what is going on in a storage system ― while vastly simplifying installation, configuration, maintenance, monitoring, and fault diagnosis. This enables enterprises with storage intensive applications to get much more out of their storage environment.

Our testing already shows great potential for extending Lustre adoption. Chroma Enterprise quickly provides a deep understanding of the relationship between workload and storage performance, something only available to serious Lustre veterans until now,” said Stephen Simms, manager of the High Performance File Systems group at Indiana University. “Chroma Enterprise will enable organizations to use Lustre without the need for extensive training. This is a significant leap for Lustre.”

DDN disclosed that this announcement of Chroma Enterprise is the first of several developments the company will roll out this year as part of an extensive R&D effort to eliminate systems management complexity of hyperscale Big Data storage infrastructure. Read the Full Story.

In related news, DDN and Whamcloud will be joining OpenSFS and the rest of the Lustre community at the LUG 2012 meeting in Austin on April 23 – 25. Register now.

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