Colorado Springs, CO, 13 March 2014 – X-IO Technologies has extended its award-winning series of storage solutions with the general availability of the Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) 740 hybrid storage system and the ISE 240 performance storage system.
The addition of the ISE 740 hybrid storage system to its 700 Series means that X-IO now offers its customers a family of Tier 0 and Tier 1 ultra-high performance storage arrays providing up to 28.8 TB of usable capacity and up to 300,000 IOPS. To deliver this performance the ISE 740’s 3U package uses a combination of enterprise-grade flash drives and, mission critical, high-performance HDDs.
The ISE 700 series, including the new ISE 740, are all managed by X-IO’s patented, intelligent Continuous Adaptive Data Placement (CADP) engine. The 700 series is designed for workload intensive applications that require cost effective superior performance. By using enterprise class SSDs and HDDs as a single pool of storage, it creates the ideal balance of price, performance and capacity versus the traditional storage systems that can be up to ten times more expensive.
The ISE 240 performance system, meanwhile, extends X-IO’s 200 Series of Tier 1 and 2 all-HDD storage array to 38.4 TB of usable capacity and up to 13,500 IOPS, using enterprise-grade, high performance HDDs. The 200 Series is ideally suited for server and desktop virtualization, cloud computing, and other applications with multi-tenant workloads, providing a simple and efficient way to rapidly deliver critical information across an enterprise.
Each ISE storage system is a completely self-contained storage building block designed to accelerate server and desktop virtualization solutions, as well as transactional, reporting and business intelligence applications by a factor of three or more. ISE storage systems are designed to scale so that full storage performance is maintained no matter how many ISE systems are added to increase capacity.
Refreshingly honest storage
Nick Ellermann, CTO of BroadAspect, has recently deployed the ISE 700 and ISE 200 Series systems said: “When we were going through the tendering process we found X-IO was refreshingly honest about its solutions and what it could do for us.”
Highlighting how easy it was to deploy these arrays, Ellermann added: “We were looking for a solution that would provide us with usable features for our VMware ecosystem, ultimately contributing positively to how we do business. X-IO’s unique ‘Zero Touch’ approach is just one of these features saving us time and money. Not to mention the five-year warranty, which has significantly reduced our storage costs. This means that we can continue to grow and service our growing customer base, safe in the knowledge that we are fully supported by a high performance storage solution.”
Five-year warranty celebrations
The ISE series also offer the industry’s only no-cost, five-year hardware warranty. X-IO launched its ‘Happy Fifth Anniversary’ customer program recently to celebrate and promote valued customers that have successfully utilized its ISE solutions for five years or more without a single visit from a service engineer or ever having to replace a disk drive.
X-IO Technologies is the only hardware company to have solved some of the fundamental challenges of Enterprise Storage. X-IO’s Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) architecture, invented as a division of Seagate Technology, addresses the demand of customers for long duty cycle storage, the demand of 100% capacity utilization without loss of performance, and uniquely does not require service intervention during its lifetime.
Based in Colorado, the organization has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and has a proven installation of over 6,000 units across in excess of 1,200 customers worldwide.
ISE Storage: www.x-io.com/products/ise-storage-systems/
Emily Gallagher / Laura White
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