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DataDirect Networks launches new object-based storage technology

Big data storage firm DataDirect Networks (DDN) has launched the latest release of its distributed object-based storage technology, Web Object Scaler 3.0 (WOS), alongside a new object storage appliance, WOS7000.

The new object storage software and hardware stack is designed to deliver rapid on-premise cloud storage, self-service access to data and accelerated time to insight, the firm has said.

The technology gives customers an alternative to pay-as-you-go public cloud storage services, as using DDN's linearly-scalable, global storage platform can slash total cost of data storage by more than 50 per cent, it added.

"Traditional storage methods exacerbate issues of data growth by bottlenecking access to large volumes of data and limiting them within the context of single storage paradigms," said DDN's Jean-Luc Chatelain.

"For businesses seeking to extract value from their Big Data, our latest version of WOS object storage technology conquers issues of speed and scale to provide rapid time to insight, helping our customers grow their businesses and take advantage of the new era of cloud computing."

According to DDN, WOS storage can support and manage more files than any other storage system. Without the burden of file system bottlenecks, federated WOS technology can deliver more than 200x performance increases over the current peak performance of even the largest public cloud storage services.

"WOS 3.0 represents the culmination of more than five years of investment into scalability breakthroughs to support the largest cloud and data-intensive computing applications and lays the foundation for DDN's continuing advancements in at-scale, next-generation data protection, resiliency and management," added the company.