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X-IO Hyper ISE Blows the Doors Off Benchmark Tests

X-IO has a reputation for producing state-of-the-art storage products, and the star of the bunch is its Intelligent Storage Elements (ISE) and architecture, which is a tightly integrated storage environment, purpose-built to maximize performance and reliability.

As X-IO CTO Steve Sicola told me a while back, "We get four times the I/0, we get 1,000 times the reliability over the same group of drives, and we get five nines reliability."

X-IO is currently touting the performance of ISE in several recent benchmark tests, in which it has reportedly delivered record-breaking price/performance, unlimited scalability and failsafe availability for enterprise-level apps. In addition to powering unmatched results in tests involving Microsoft SQL Server, ISE-2 and Hyper ISE storage systems offer solutions for Microsoft VDI, virtual server infrastructure and data systems.

Microsoft has given its over-the-top, definitely non-canned blessing to the X-IO claims. According to David Hayes, Senior Director of the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center (MPSC), "MPSC hardware-testing projects are designed to put maximum stress on systems so that customers can have the utmost confidence in deploying them in support of business-critical functions. In such a demanding context, X-IO Hyper ISE performed beyond our wildest expectations. Hyper ISE performed better than any other storage system we've tested over the last three years. We were driving the servers to the max, but we were barely putting a dent in the Hyper ISE performance. It seems like the more we throw at it, the faster it gets. X-IO has become one of my top-tier solutions."

Recent benchmark tests support this enthusiastic assertion. According to X-IO, in a joint test with the Redknee telecom application and Microsoft SQL Server, X-IO's Intelligent Storage delivered 24x the price/performance of the company's previous storage solution. Another benchmark test involving Temenos Group AG's banking software running on SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, found Hyper ISE enabling 300 percent more transactions per minute than is possible with a pure SAN solution.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 04/09/2012 at 12:48 PM


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