DDP V4 and V5 release features

V4 Software
Delivery of V4 on new DDPs will start end of June 2016.

- One volume, any capacity
- Selection of Data Locations
- SSD caching on demand
- SSD caching pinned
- SSDs as Data Location
- File based load balancing, resulting in bandwidth scaling
- Automatic file redistribution when adding storage
- Adding DDP16EX, DDP24EX and DDP60EXR on the fly
- Fast V3 to V4 file system conversion
- Storage added at the back-end without changes at the front-end

V5 Software
Expected delivery for V5 will be Q4 2016 for those who want to add a DDP to an existing one or purchases multiple DDPs.

- One DDP, one volume, any capacity, spanning multiple DDPs
- DDPs can be added at the back-end without changes at the front-end
- Selection of DDPs as Data Locations
- SSD cache per DDP
- Load balancing between DDPs
- Automatic data redistribution between DDPs when adding DDPs
- DDPs can be added on the fly
- DDPs can be here, there and elsewhere
- Scaling of bandwidth and capacity by adding DDPs
- Any type of DDP can be used as building block within the DDP
- Data can be mirrored during writing
- Company wide control and monitoring of materials and who has access to what when
- DDPs as building blocks or standalone
- DDPs need not be identical and can be added to any already existing DDP setup
- Clients remain active in case of redundant DDP failover with Heads active

MicroDDP10GbE and V5
MicroDDP10GbE (available now) works great as a standalone central storage server, or you can seamlessly expand multiple systems to look like one.

- MicroDDP10GbEs can be here, there and elsewhere
- Linear scaling in steps of 2.2 GB/s by adding microDDP10GbEs
- No machine room needed. Can be placed in studios
- On average 80w power usage per microDDP10GbE
- Only 11”, 1U space (2 to 3 in 1U in 19” rack)
- Hand carried and very silent