X-IO Technologies has added an all flash array into its Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) storage portfolio. Based on the company’s third generation (G3) architecture, the ISE 800 Series features “zero-touch” storage reliability and comes standard with five-year warranty; 100 percent performance availability, even at 100 percent capacity utilization; and simplified, hypervisor-integrated management.
Tim Stammers, senior analyst at 451 Research, said: “X-IO’s disk and hybrid storage systems have unique performance and reliability characteristics. Now the company is complementing those products with all-flash storage, for customers that need even greater performance. Using its existing system-level provisioning and data tiering mechanisms, X-IO has achieved impressive cost-performance ratios for its all-flash storage, with the potential to contain costs by maintaining performance even when capacity utilization is high.”
The ISE 8000 series is designed for workloads with growing volumes of data accessed concurrently, 24/7 data availability and low-latency such as online transaction processing (OLTP) and mission critical database applications. X-IO intelligently adapts performance to business requirements to offer greater integration, resource management and efficiency for applications such as airline reservation systems, large order-entry and banking systems.
The ISE 820 model is the no. 1 Storage Performance Council’s SPC-1 result in price-performance with a configuration that offers total capacity of up to 6.4TB of enterprise-class MLC flash storage. Other models available include the ISE 850 with 25.6TB and the ISE 860 with 51.2TB.
Another recent release, the X-IO ISE 780 hybrid array utilizes its Intelligent Adaptive Flash technology to deliver all flash array performance, yet with six times the storage capacity. Combined, the all flash ISE 800 series and hybrid ISE 780 reinforce X-IO’s commitment to offer the best balance of performance, long-lasting reliability and ownership costs for customers’ storage requirements.
X-IO’s patented Intelligent Adaptive Flash continues to improve performance and efficiency as it enables fully automated tiering, manual data placement and performance throttling to support the specific needs of the business. When combined with X-IO’s new Quality of Service feature it enables greater operational control to provide increased efficiency. X-IO has also provided enhanced O/S and hypervisor integration, specifically with support for VMware VASA, vSphere Web Client, vRealize Operations and OpenStack cinder driver.