X-IO Technologies is thrilled to have been selected as a product sponsor and as the data storage solution of the BLOODHOUND SSC Project.
If you are not familiar with the BLOODHOUND SSC Project, it is a global “Engineering Adventure”, using a 1000 mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
One of the things that makes this such a great partnership for X-IO is that we share so many core values with the BLOODHOUND Project. Here at X-IO we strive to make every product, service and program offering, “Better by Design.” And if you’re going to drive a car at 1000 mph then every component of this engineering project needs to be Better by Design!
X-IO is very different from other vendors because we don’t force you to compromise on the most important data storage attributes:
X-IO delivers all four attributes with every solution; we never make you choose one over the other.
Performance is vital for the BLOODHOUND Project.
When you have one shot at breaking the land speed record and reaching 1000 mph on the salt flats of South Africa, predictable performance is key; even when pushing everything you have – that is what X-IO offers. 100% performance at 100% capacity.
Availability and reliability are vital; everything needs to be set for take-off because there’s no room for mistakes.
The BLOODHOUND team required a reliable data storage system that could not only capture the car and test track data, but do it in the unforgiving conditions of the South African salt flats. X-IO has the most resilient, high-performance and cost-effective storage solutions in the industry, so it was the obvious choice for them.
The data storage industry, like any technology industry, will only continue to innovate if we can keep encouraging young people to take an interest in engineering, technology, math and science. We are proud to participate in furthering the interest of the next generation in a way that is fun and engaging.
During this record breaking attempt, The BLOODHOUND project team cannot tolerate any technical issues in sharing their record attempt with the world. They needed the absolute best and that is why I am pleased to say they selected X-IO Technologies.