ABSTRACT: The data explosion continues. New data is being generated by high bandwidth instruments and sensors. Unprecedented levels of compute power are now available to more users to perform even more analysis that create secondary data - producing very large data sets with increasingly varied data. As a result, the demands on the storage infrastructure are constantly changing. In order to get the most out of your HPC investments, you need a smart storage solution that can scale bigger and accelerate a wide range of workloads with sustained, predictable performance even at peak loads. BlueArc delivers solutions that meet the toughest demands, while offering the simplicity of standards, a single name space and the smart data management tools to optimize for cost and performance.