Today the requirements of the world’s largest and most demanding high-performance computing (HPC), financial, life sciences, manufacturing, Web/cloud/telco, media/entertainment and academic environments drive a host of various high performance storage challenges that must be met with flexible and robust service offerings.

Even bigger data

Separate and distinct block, file and object storage products and solutions are each necessary to address the unprecedented requirements of big data and Web 2.0 applications today.

"More than 1,000 companies are already benefiting from a 21st century approach to HPC storage solutions; achieving easier management, increased system reliability and speed, as well as greater computing efficiency and power usage."

Using the most current outsource technology, however, organizations can accommodate the entire big data lifecycle to achieve the fastest runtimes; architect for petascale and even exascale implementations with 90 percent less hardware, space and power than with legacy in-house approaches; and they can even collaborate and distribute data globally with cloud storage infrastructure, tightly integrated with file storage for distributed workflows.

Facing challenges

The future of exascale computing will be challenged by input/output (I/O) and architectural hurdles. Organizations adopting HPC technologies need to prepare for this exponential increase in data by adapting technology solutions today that will enable high performance and real-time collaboration for the future, while driving down the cost of computing.

More than 1,000 companies are already benefiting from a 21st century approach to HPC storage solutions; achieving easier management, increased system reliability and speed, as well as greater computing efficiency and power usage—ensuring their organizations are setup for success long into the future.