Entry-level Lustre® Solution That Delivers Easy Migration to Parallel File Systems

The DDN EXAScaler – ES7K has extended Lustre® accessibility to entry-level and mid-range data intensive scale out environments, enabling a “scale as you grow” architecture. The ES7K is ideal for workflows that require massive throughput and highly parallel access. It delivers unified data across performance, cloud and archive storage and offers a higher performance alternative to traditional SAN and NAS architectures.


  • Open source Lustre based solution
  • Fully supported parallel file system appliance
  • Start small and scale non-disruptively by adding ES7K systems as building blocks
  • High availability and reliability with no single point failure
  • Automatically unifies data across different storage types
  • Simplify management across cloud, and enable multisite collaboration
  • DDN Exclusive performance and management capabilities
  • Conveniently packaged in scalable building blocks delivering optimized performance
  • CAPEX/OPEX and performance at scale


Base building block configuration of up to 144 drives in 8U
Up to 12GB/s in 8U
Up to 5 PB per rack, capable of spanning multiple racks
Up to 60 GB/s per rack, capable of spanning multiple racks
Linux Parallel FS Clients
4 x 56Gb/s FDR InfiniBand Ports or 4 x 40GbE, additional 4 x 10GbE
RAID 1/5/6
DirectProtect and DirectProtect+
Many-to-One & One-to-Many Client-to-Gateway Access
Active-Active and Active-Passive Failover
DirectMon Centralized Administrative Monitoring

Use Cases

Organizations with high performance workflows are finding that their productivity is capped by how quickly they can access data; they require the ability to quickly access data and accelerate workflows to achieve results faster while also lowering risk and reducing facilities and administration costs. The DDN EXAScaler – ES7K is the perfect system for organizations in the following industries:

  • Research
  • Oil and Gas
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Big Data Applications

Transform the economics of your storage and data center environment.

By incorporating DDN’s EXAScaler ES7K storage array, KeeperSAFE provides your line of business or mission with an affordable solution – leveraging cost, manageability, reliability and performance.