December 10, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 10 -- Fusion-io, the leader in enterprise solid-state storage architecture and high-performance I/O solutions, today announced that its ioDrive, the world's most advanced enterprise solid-state data storage technology, has become the first solid-state storage solution to achieve IBM ServerProven designation. The IBM ServerProven program is designed to provide customers with additional product choices by performing compatibility tests with a variety of non-IBM products.
The ioDrive is a PCI-Express-based, direct-attached storage solution that has 100 times the capacity density and 10 times the capacity per dollar of DRAM. The technology makes it possible to have terabytes of near-memory-speed storage within each node, bringing a new level of cost effectiveness to systems requiring extremely large memory and high-performance I/O for applications.
"Proven compatibility is vital to our customers," said Don Basile, CEO of Fusion-io. "We are pleased at the continued momentum we see in our relationship with IBM, as is demonstrated by being awarded the company's ServerProven designation. Fusion-io has achieved a number of industry firsts, including being the first to develop a truly PCI-e-based solid-state storage product with our ioDrive, and being the first to bring protective RAID technology to solid state with our Flashback protection. Fusion-io was also the first to work with IBM to achieve 1,000,000 IOPS, and we are now the first solid-state solution provider to achieve this important ServerProven designation from IBM."
Independent lab testing has verified that the ioDrive can achieve more than 100,000 mixed transactions (IOPS). Fusion-io worked with IBM on its Project Quicksilver to easily achieve over 1,000,000 IOPS by presenting multiple ioDrives as a shared storage solution to accomplish RAID-like speeds.
"IBM is excited to work with Fusion-io on innovative technologies that bring value to our clients," said David Weber, IBM Program director, Wall Street Center of Excellence. "With these technologies, we expect to significantly improve the performance of specific applications such as database queries and business intelligence, as well as dramatically reduce power and space costs -- all of which have become even more important in today's challenging business environment."
The ioDrive is currently available in capacities of 80 GB, 160 GB and 320 GB.
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Fusion-io is a leading provider of enterprise solid-state technology and high-performance I/O solutions that unlock a world of possibilities for performance-starved applications, closing the gap between processing power and storage performance. The increasing demand for a next generation solid state storage technology is driven by advancements in computer processors which, following Moore's Law, have grown exponentially in performance. Mechanical disks, on the other hand, follow Newtonian Dynamics and experience lackluster performance improvements, introducing a performance gap. Ushering in a new era of silicon-based storage, Fusion-io offers several magnitudes of breakthrough performance at a fraction of the cost of today's traditional disk-based storage systems. The company's ioMemory architecture creates a new tier in the memory hierarchy -- one that has 100 times the capacity density and 10 times the capacity per dollar of DRAM. NAND flash-based ioMemory makes it possible to have terabytes of near-memory-speed storage within each node -- bringing extremely large memory problems and I/O bound analysis to a new level of cost effectiveness. For more information on Fusion-io, visit http://www.fusionio.com/.
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