November 15, 2010
NextIO vSTOR delivers over four million IOPs in a 4U rack appliance
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 15 -- NextIO, the premier provider of next-generation I/O consolidated solutions, today announced a new IOP performance benchmark in its next generation vSTOR S200 platform, the company's solid-state flash storage array solution designed to dynamically increase storage performance in the datacenter.
vSTOR S200 features 16 Fusion-io flash-based storage-class memory (ioMemory) cards with a storage capacity of 10.2 terabytes (TB) and delivers 4.2 million IOPS (input/output operations per second) performance in a 4u platform, surpassing the previous benchmark of 2.1M IOPS set in April with vSTOR S100. NextIO performed the benchmark test using two servers supporting four 3GHz Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors each connected via PCI-Express to 16 ioMemory cards from Fusion-io in the vSTOR appliance.
NextIO's vSTOR products demonstrate the speed and power of its PCI-Express-based I/O technology. Today's benchmark widens the performance gap and places NextIO as the undisputed leader in rack-based tier zero solutions. NextIO's vSTOR solution utilizes PCI-Express-based ioMemory technology and server connections and can be reconfigured and consolidated across multiple servers, rather than installing separate storage cards in each server. Additionally, vSTOR technology replaces spindle drives closest to the server with low power solid-state technology, which has the highest IOPS and bandwidth performance per server for the price.
"NextIO technology offers our customers a unique combination of performance and capacity for their most demanding applications," said Tyler Smith, vice president of alliances, FusionIO. "While doubling the performance benchmark, NextIO also increased the customer's ability to share and dynamically deploy Fusion-io across multiple servers and applications, dramatically improving ROI."
"NextIO developed the vSTOR solution to provide best-in-breed performance and features for the HPC community, and we continue that tradition with vSTOR S200," said Mike Heumann, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, NextIO. "With vSTOR S200, NextIO will offer enhanced low-latency, high-IOPS and high-bandwidth solutions for HPC cluster applications, resulting in optimum performance."
The vSTOR S200 will be generally available in early 2011. NextIO will provide a live demonstration of this record-breaking performance at Supercomputing 2010 (SC10), New Orleans Convention Center, November 15 – 18 in booth 1156.
NextIO, Inc. is the leader in next-generation network consolidation solutions for today's dynamic datacenter in a variety of industries including enterprise, oil and gas, high performance computing, digital media and financial services. With its innovative vConnect platforms, NextIO offers the unique ability to virtualize I/O technology on any server, operating system, hypervisor and storage architecture. Leveraging PCI Express, NextIO offers true I/O consolidation for any end-point technology. vConnect delivers unprecedented rack-level scalability, with I/O and server resources that can be scaled independently for 50-70 percent savings in capital, power, and cooling. NextIO's any-to-any I/O connectivity boosts performance and reliability while streamlining IT deployment, simplifying administration and reducing costs. For more information, visit www.nextio.com.
Source: NextIO, Inc.
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