X-IO Expands ISE Storage Portfolio with ISE 800 Series All Flash Array

By CIOReview | Monday, March 30, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO:  X-IO Technologies, provider of performance-driven storage announces the expansion of its Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) storage portfolio with the introduction of its ISE 800 Series All Flash Array.

The new addition brings the core attributes of the ISE architecture to the all-flash array world including; “zero-touch” storage reliability, backed by a standard five-year warranty; 100 percent performance availability, even at 100 percent capacity utilization; and  simplified, hypervisor-integrated management.

Tim Stammers, senior analyst at 451 Research, says, “X-IO’s disk and hybrid storage systems have unique performance and reliability characteristics.  Now the company is complementing those products with all-flash storage, for customers that need even greater performance. Using its existing system-level provisioning and data tiering mechanisms, X-IO has achieved impressive cost-performance ratios for its all-flash storage, with the potential to contain costs by maintaining performance even when capacity utilization is high.”

The new ISE 800 series brings a number of unique features to the market that unlock the performance of an all flash array without the usual capacity, integration or cost compromises. The ISE 820 model is the no. 1 SPC-1 Result in price-performance with a configuration that offers total capacity of up to 6.4TB of enterprise-class MLC flash storage. Other models available include the ISE 850 with 25.6TB and the ISE 860 with 51.2TB.

Additionally, X-IO recently introduced the ISE 780 hybrid array which utilizes its Intelligent Adaptive Flash technology to deliver all flash array performance, yet with six times the storage capacity.

X-IO’s patented Intelligent Adaptive Flash continues to improve performance and efficiency as it enables fully automated tiering, manual data placement and performance throttling to support the specific needs of the business. When combined with X-IO’s new Quality of Service feature it enables greater operational control to provide increased efficiency. Additionally, X-IO has provided enhanced O/S and hypervisor integration, specifically with support for VMware VASA, vSphere Web Client, vRealize Operations and OpenStack cinder driver.

The new ISE storage arrays are available worldwide directly from X-IO or from its international network of channel and value-added resellers.