Cray offers a suite of data management and storage connectivity products and services enabling data movement and management of third-party storage platforms. Cray's data management platform provides flexibility and choice which can be tailored to customer-specific requirements.
Cray's data management platform includes the following benefits:
- Choice of storage: Utilize deployed investments and flexibly manage data across a variety of storage platforms
- Pre-validated and custom onsite solutions provided for NetApp E-Series and DDN
- Single point of contact, support and expertise provided by Cray
- Connectivity for data movement, backup/restore and hierarchical storage management (HSM)
Cray's data management platform includes the following products:
Data Mover Services (esDM) provides data management and connectivity to third-party storage systems through Lustre. Connectivity services include data movement, backup/restore and interface to hierarchical storage management (HSM). Benefits include:
- Utilize deployed storage investments and flexibly move data across third-party file systems and storage platforms
- Choice of storage and HSM
- Simplified data movement across file systems
Data Processing and Visualization Services (esAUX) provides pre- and post-processing, modeling and visualization services, optionally utilizing industry-leading GPUs. Benefits include:
- Offload processing, modeling and visualization for adaptive mesh refinement and other visualization services using deployed visualization technologies and infrastructure
- Exploit native, high-performance graphics facilities: take advantage of industry-leading GPGPUs
- Offload pre- and post-processing tasks from highly specialized compute systems
Expert Lustre File System Services (esFS): Cray’s Lustre expertise provides a high degree of flexibility in block storage selection, component configuration and system management. Customers gain flexibility by choosing their own brand of storage — while also utilizing Cray's best practices for Lustre. Cray pre-validates storage platforms and designs the right Lustre solution using Cray software and best practices.
Development Platform (esLogin) provides a powerful, secure, multi-user development platform. This powerful gateway offers a familiar programming environment, operating independently of specialized compute resources. The solution provides a powerful and highly configurable debugging and compilation tool set, making it easy to meet unique application programming needs.
Data Systems Manager (esMS) is a centralized management platform to aggregate data and manage external services, system provisioning, reporting and node health monitoring. Centrally manage external services and storage operations through an easy-to-use, standards-based web management system.
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