X-IO provides the lowest TCO in the industry
Which means your costs are lower!
X-IO is the leading provider of High Performance Storage solutions, with the best Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in the storage industry. We have solutions that are engineered to deliver enduring value and provide one of the best ROIs for your company—period.
The ISE is purpose-built to provide the performance that Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Business Intelligence, and Cloud Computing environments require, while utilizing a fraction of the rack space and energy of traditional storage solutions. X-IO customers are enjoying not only a lower acquisition cost than the competition, for performance and capacity, but they are also finding benefit in long-term savings of lowered operating expenses.
Evaluating a storage solution based solely on acquisition cost, only tells part of the story. Other factors need to be considered when determining how much it will truly cost for an organization to implement an effective solution.
What is the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for storage and how does it apply to a datacenter? The explanation can be simple when planning for ever-growing storage environments. TCO is more than one data point . . .
When you implement X-IO storage solutions, experience unsurpassed innovation for today’s datacenters and cloud architecture. But don’t just take our word for it. See how X-IO out performed the competition and read the results yourself . . .
We invite you to click on the link below to step through the TCO orders of cost, and discover how X-IO’s ISE storage solutions can contribute to your bottom-line savings . . .
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ISE technology outperforms systems that are up to ten times more expensive!
Whatever your storage architecture, we can make it better and reduce your TCO!
The first-order cost is the actual cost of acquisition—an important metric to consider when purchasing storage equipment.
Problem: Achieving high performance from traditional storage solutions requires LOTS of disk drives. This approach results in capacity that can’t be used (or there will be a performance penalty). Often the cost is evaluated in “cost per terabyte,” but at X-IO, we know that you’re really interested in the “cost per usable terabyte.” In addition to the basic price, be sure to consider warranty support in your initial cost assessment, and know your costs up front. Storage vendors typically provide a 3-year warranty and often use the purchase price as the basis to determine warranty costs—which can be up to 20% of the purchase price—a substantial increase to your base price.
Solution: Our ISE solutions provide an ideal balance of price, performance, capacity and reliability—unmatched in the industry. Based upon technology originally developed by Seagate Technologies (the largest manufacturer of hard drives in the world), the Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) fundamentally changed the economics of SSD/HDD-based solutions. By re-engineering how HDDs operate, the ISE provides 2x to 10x the performance over traditional storage systems for ½ to ¼ of the cost.
X-IO’s ISE technology includes the industry’s only 5-year standard hardware warranty—at no additional cost. X-IO’s innovative storage design sets the bar for traditional storage in a way that means more for less. ISE delivers record breaking results for an unmatched value that results in:
- A “frame-free” technology* that scales linearly
- No need for controller-based frames of storage that have shelf limitations and add to the expense
- Reduced power and cooling requirements
*SAN or no-SAN architectures
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What if IT could empower businesses to make more money?
Are you considering the opportunities (and their requirements) ahead of you?
The next concept to consider is second-order cost—the cost to install and operate something for a defined period of time. Items that fall into this category include:
- Direct and Indirect energy consumption (power for storage and HVAC)
- Real estate costs (rack and floor space)
- Administrative expense (Full-time employees/TB of storage)
- Failure-event costs (material, man-hours)
- Warranty costs
- Maintenance costs
Problem: Whether you are in a co-located datacenter, running a large enterprise, or starting a cloud business, second-order costs will eat at your bottom line. Disk shelves with reduced airflow and high power requirements drive up the operational costs as you scale. In a co-located datacenter, every rack (and rack unit) has a cost associated with them and that cost will increase as your enterprise grows. The need for increased capacity and performance, combined with an often inefficient use of storage, sub-optimizes datacenter ROI.
Solution: ISE technology delivers increased density and a reduced rack space footprint because it is possible to do more with less. Plus it is scalable so you can always buy only what you need and when you need it.
Large systems require careful planning, and additional growth capacity must be considered to ensure that rack space is available when needed. With ISE, you’ll obtain 3x the performance in less space. What does that mean to you?
- Low direct power consumption—just 700 watts (or less) of power per 3U of rack space
- HDD solutions experience up to 28.8 TB of self-healing storage in just 3U of rack space
- An SSD accelerated solution will provide 21 TB of storage and over 60,000 IOPs in just 3U of rack space
- Never over-provision to achieve required performance
- Reduce rack space using ISE storage solutions for better ROI on your real estate investment
- Reduce or eliminate the need for SAN controllers and excess support equipment
We invite you to compare what other manufacturers offer and then evaluate how X-IO will deliver significant savings!
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At what point will you have to increase the capacity of your infrastructure?
ISE provides the ability to grow with the infrastructure that you have today.
Third-order costs are consequential expenses that are important when you need to integrate your new architecture into an existing environment. Items that fall into this category include:
- Real estate
- Automation integration
- Dedicated high capacity power feeds
- Other infrastructure that must be in place to implement new solutions
- Personnel training
Problem: Datacenter growth might require require additional facility space, the upgrade of a generator and/or an increased power capacity, or even technical training for engineering staff. Plus generator power can run up to 20% more than traditional power which impacts your second-order cost.
Solution: ISE technology will deliver expense reductions by increasing density and reducing the rack space footprint, making a much more efficient use of physical space. In addition, with ISE technology, the power and cooling capacities of your datacenter are not stressed like they would be with the technology used by traditional storage vendors. When all management is based upon an open ReST-based API, integration goes well beyond basic “scripting” and can be programmatically integrated into management operations.
Know the facts, and then invest in X-IO’s enterprise-class reliability and industry-leading value, for your datacenter.
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