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 Q2 2017.


  • 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, portable 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