DDP Gui

The DDP web interface enables administrators to always keep track on what’s happening on the DDP and enables access to all necessary operations like access rights, create Folder Volumes and accessing the DDP Workflow Manager.
Via the DDP Workflow Manager user access rights are administrated. The DDP connect screen displays the Ethernet SAN connections between users and folders / Folder Volumes. With the DDP Storage Manager cache mode and Data Location can be set for each volume and/or Folder Volume.

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The left side of the screen shows the various modes of activity in streams, bandwidths or IOPs. Also alert messages are notified there.
Pressing one of the icons in the middle part of the web interface opens up that particular function. For example to edit, edit or remove a user, the user icon is pressed. Folder Volumes can be made, desktops, bandwidth limiting, users and groups can be entered.
Access rights can be managed via the Workflow Manager.
On the right is displayed which users have access to which folder or Folder Volumes with what access rights.
Maintenance of the DDP is also part of the web interface.


The Workflow Manager

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It has never been easier to set and maintain access rights.
Read/write, read/write no delete, read only and drop box can be set per desktop, Folder Volume, user, group or folder. All with inheritance. If necessary, it functions equally well in a heterogeneous Windows, Mac & Linux environment.

The Workflow Manager is typically developed for this industry with non-IT user in mind. Applications with no inherent locking mechanism benefit from this Workflow Manager with One Namespace and direct on screen overview. Users and groups can be controlled via Active Directory. 


The DDP Connect screen

Connect screen

Desktops are displayed on the left.

The greyed out ones maybe switched off or are in another status. The lines represent the Ethernet SAN connection. The icon on the right without a blue folder icon in it is the DDP Volume. The icons with a blue folder icon are the Folder Volumes.

In this setup macprinter is the admin desktop and admin has the DDP Volume on his screen. The other desktop is connected with three Folder Volumes available on the DDP volume


The DDP Storage Manager screen

Storage man screen

On the left of the screen some Folder Volumes are shown.
In the middle there is the cache mode selection. The cache method “none”, “clear”, “pinned” or “on demand” can be selected for each Folder Volume. When inherit is selected the mode is inherited downwards. Next to the cache mode selection there is the Data Location selection.
Also a Data Location can be selected per Folder Volume. If “balanced” is selected, the files are distributed over the available Data Locations.
The functionalities are described in the window below. The bar at the bottom of the screen shows in percentages how much of the SSD capacity is used as primary storage, pinned or on demand.


The DDP Folder Volumes screen

FolderVolumes screen

The window in the middle is basically identical with the DDP volume window.

Underneath „Create Folder Volume“, the yellow icons are folders and the blue ones are the Folder Volumes. When a yellow one is selected and „Apply“ is pressed it turns into a Folder Volume with the blue icon also in the Workflow Manager.

 

Find out more about Folder Volumes and their benefits here. 


The DDP: how it works 

DDP storage servers are special and differentfrom all others.
DDP and DDP Clusters have one file system called "ddpvolume", which holds all files, folders and folder volumes.
The first picture shows the top level called: r o o t

 

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What does this mean for existing and new DDP customers?

 

DDP users benefit from:

* A large increase in performance due to Load Balancing
* Full control of SSD Cache to get large increase in performance where and when it is needed
* Mixing DDPs of different types/build dates in a DDP Cluster
* No directory changes while adding storage or DDPs
* Linear or tailor made performance and capacity scaling: Scale Out
* Writing Data to two DDPs in parallel: Mirroring

 

How it works

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