Data Storage Innovator Demonstrates Industry-Leading Price/Performance Results at Microsoft TechEd
Orlando, FL, June 11, 2012 – Storage industry innovator X-IO today announced that it is demonstrating record-breaking price/performance using Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2012 RC at Microsoft TechEd North America 2012, taking place June 11-14 in Orlando, Fla. Running a single equipment rack of 10 ISE-2 Intelligent Storage with HP servers and hardware from Infiniband and QLogic, the company has attained a sustainable rate of over 15 gigabytes per second of throughput, achieving up to 100,000+ IOPS with high performance storage capacities exceeding 100 terabytes. This unprecedented performance can be observed in X-IO’s booth #808, as well as Space 36 of the Microsoft Partner Pavilion.
“This is a game changer in the cost of high performance storage solutions, delivering in just one rack what our competitors can only achieve with many times the equipment and at much higher costs,” said Steve Sicola, CTO of X-IO. “Now with the added capability of Windows Server 2012, we can clearly demonstrate that X-IO storage matches or exceeds the best performance available from today’s servers at a fraction of the cost.”
The demonstration uses only off-the-shelf commodity equipment, showcasing not only the speed of X-IO’s ISE-2 intelligent storage solution, but its real world usability and affordability in the data center. The demonstration platform comprises the following readily available products:
- 10 ISE-2 Storage Systems (powered by only 700 watts per 3U box)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 incorporating the upgraded SMB v3
- X-IO X-volume software
- Current generation standard servers (HP DL380p G8 & DL360 G7)
- Infiniband adapters and switches
- Two QLogic 5800 8GB fibre channel switches and six Qlogic QLA2564 (quad-port) host bus adaptors
Sicola continued, “We have proven that storage no longer needs to be the choke point in the stack. And this is not some custom test designed to present a theoretical performance output; these numbers reflect real world experience, demonstrating the industry-leading value, performance and reliability of our design.”
X-IO designed its Intelligent Storage Elements and architecture from the ground up to accelerate enterprise applications and drive unmatched storage price/performance, even for big data needs. Each X-IO ISE unit is a completely self-contained storage building block. ISE is uniquely designed to scale so that no matter how many ISE units are added to increase capacity, full storage performance is maintained. ISE units from X-IO are major environmental upgrades to a data center due to their low energy consumption and low HVAC loads.
X-IO is a recognized innovator in the storage industry due to its award-winning Intelligent Storage systems, which leverage over two decades of expertise to deliver unmatched price/performance for enterprise applications. The company’s plug-and-perform Intelligent Storage solutions are customer proven to accelerate transactional, reporting and business intelligence applications by a factor of 3X or more. While dramatically reducing storage costs and footprint, X-IO Intelligent Storage drives extreme performance for virtual desktop and server infrastructures. X-IO solutions have been recognized as SQL Server Magazine and Windows IT Pro’s 2011 Editors’ Best Gold Medal winners, the 2011 Best of TechEd “Breakthrough Product” and “Attendees’ Pick” Awards, and inclusion in CRN’s 2012 Data Center 100 List.