As you know we went GA with Hyper ISE and we are having amazing market traction with our customers and partners. There has been a great deal of media buzz including two articles in TMCnet – “The Future of Faster, Smaller Storage with Hyper Solid-State and Spinning Media and “Interview with XIO“. Other articles include “XIO Unscabbards Go-faster Flash-mungous ISE Blade,” in the Register and “XIO Enhances Data Center Efficiency with Hyper ISE Storage Platform,” in Computer Technology Review. There is also a blog by David Black, Fusion IO and XIO Hyper ISE. And the most recent “XIO’s SSD Strategy: Beat Fusion-io” in TechTarget. Related to Hyper ISE is Steve Duplessie’s blog on the inevitable rise of SSD within enterprise storage.
The bottom line is there is a real need for high performance but not at any cost! The core value of Hyper ISE is that it provides great performance, it doesn’t break the bank to achieve that performance and it provides enough usable capacity to be, well, “usable” to applications. Storage systems that just have HDDs need lots and lots of disk drives to reach our levels of performance. Storage systems with HDDs and SSDs don’t have the intelligence of our CADP technology and therefore there is a higher cost per IOPS. Storage systems that are pure SSD are way too expensive if you need a reasonable amount of capacity. And SSD cards are also extremely expensive if you need capacity and this resource cannot be shared and they lack high availability.
We keep talking about (and we aren’t going to stop) about the balance of price/performance/capacity and Hyper ISE is the most compelling solution when you need all three of these things working harmoniously.