The combination of NetApp® SANtricity Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) and NetApp E-Series storage is ideal for high-performance computing (HPC) and other big-data storage environments. These sites depend on fast data acquisition, processing, and distribution. They are designed for multiple gigabytes per second of bandwidth and demand uncompromising uptime, and drive failure is a major threat to them.
DDP features a next-generation architecture that minimizes the impact of a drive failure, returning the system to optimal condition up to eight times faster than traditional RAID.
DDP distributes data, parity information, and spare capacity across a pool of drives. Its intelligent algorithm (seven patents pending) defines which drives are used for segment placement, ensuring full data protection. DDP dynamic rebuild technology uses every drive in the pool to rebuild a failed drive, enabling exceptional performance under failure. Flexible disk-pool sizing optimizes utilization of any configuration for maximum performance, protection, and efficiency.
Learn more about Dynamic Disk Pools (PDF) and see what IDC had to say (PDF).