For almost 20 years, DDN ( has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and solutions which enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud. DDN systems are now powering more than 70% of the Top500 companies.

With around 2/3 of its workforce in R&D DDN is a company leading innovation in the field of high performance storage. DDN has recently acquired the HPC File System department from Intel and an enterprise oriented virtualization company named Tintri.

These two moves illustrate the convergence between HPC and Entreprise, the latest success being the launch of the DDN A3I a NVIDIA DGX reference architecture solution to help businesses deploy AI infrastructure quickly, with predictable performance and easier manageability for IT.


The past 3 years DDN Storage has established an R&D Center in Meudon, close to Paris, France. This facility is hosting the core development team of the Software Defined Storage group with more than 20 engineers, a large fraction of them holding a Ph.D. DDN is active in the European R&D ecosystem with participation in the ETP4HPC, involvement in teaching HPC I/O in European Universities (Versailles, Trieste, Evry). DDN Storage is an associated member of the Energy oriented Center of Excellence (EoCoE) DDN Storage is owning several facilities with HW prototypes in Europe, one in Paris, one in Dusseldorf. DDN Storage is an active open source actor as illustrated by its support of the open source Lustre High Performance File System.