X-IO Technologies’ Data Storage to Record Data from BLOODHOUND Project’s Land Speed Record Attempt

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Colorado Springs, Colo, 15 March 2016.

X-IO Technologies today announces a new partnership with the BLOODHOUND Project, which aims to set a new world land speed record in 2017.

Data from the car will be captured and stored by two of X-IO’s ISE (Intelligent Storage Element) Systems. During the supersonic runs this will be in one of the most extreme and challenging storage environments; the alkali playa of South Africa.

X-IO’s Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) is a modular scale-out storage foundation, which enables customers to build comprehensive storage solutions.

Simple and easy-to-use, X-IO’s ISE delivers affordability, performance and availability. X-IO’s approach of ‘ground up‘ engineering is very much in line with that of the BLOODHOUND team. It also selects the best components available and combines them with the most experienced engineering skills to challenge everyday thinking and push technology to its limits.

“We have sought the best teams and the best products in every detail of the record breaking program, and partnering with X-IO is no different.” said Richard Noble, BLOODHOUND Project Director “The primary aim of the project is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers – and capturing and sharing the 500 data channels on the car is a key part of this. We had to have a reliable storage system that could not only capture the car data, but do it in the very challenging conditions of the dusty dried out lake bed.”

“The bigger picture is that the storage industry, like all technology industries, will only continue to innovate and advance if we can keep encouraging young people to take an interest in technology and in STEM subjects in general.” said Stephen Ashurst , X-IO’s EMEA General Manager “That is why our partnership with the BLOODHOUND Project is so exciting and important. It will be amazing to have taken the data when a 1,000mph world record is broken, but the ultimate aim of this partnership is to assist BLOODHOUND in inspiring the next generation in science and engineering.”

About X-IO

X-IO Technologies provides high-performance storage that does not compromise on performance, availability, simplicity or affordability. iglu enterprise storage is the industry’s only purpose-built storage array, which flexibly supports all-flash, hybrid, or enterprise HDD solutions.  X-IO’s Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) is a modular scale-out storage foundation, which enables customers to build comprehensive storage solutions. Based in Colorado, the organization has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. To learn more visit The BLOODHOUND SSC Project at X-IO Technologies.

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