Fusion-io is working on the ioDrive Octal, a new 10TB solid state disk solution for servers. The product will start shipping in Q1 2012.
Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced the 10 TB ioDrive Octal, delivering up to 20 TB of flash-based acceleration in a 1U server, such as the Supermicro SuperServer 6016GT-TF. The 10 TB ioDrive Octal features double the ioMemory capacity and density, integrating eight 1.28 TB MLC ioMemory modules in a single double-wide PCIe device, to deliver increased capacity in the small footprint.
“The 10 TB ioDrive Octal packs increased raw flash capacity in a server, enabling customers to accelerate even very large data sets with an intelligent and efficient ioMemory solution,” said David Flynn, Fusion-io Chairman and CEO. “Previously, a 4U server could contain 10 ioDrive Duos for 20 TB of total capacity, but now up to four 10 TB ioDrive Octals can be integrated into a 4U server, such as the HP ProLiant DL585 G7, delivering 40 TB of total capacity. We believe that with the 10 TB ioDrive Octal, even highly data-intensive organizations can house increased amounts of data directly within the server to simultaneously accelerate their business and the efficiency of their data center.”
Powered by Fusion’s VSL software platform, the ioDrive Octal allows even very large data sets to be accelerated within the server for extremely low latency performance. Designed to accelerate read-heavy workloads, the 10 TB ioDrive Octal is ideal for data warehousing, scale-out architectures, research and supercomputing. In addition, the 10 TB Fusion ioDrive Octal now offers similar capacity to many memory arrays, enabling Fusion-io VARs and Technology Alliance Program members to build customized Fusion Powered appliances. The lightweight footprint of the ioDrive Octal allows customers to significantly reduce power consumption and costly rack space while controlling datacenter sprawl and accelerating their applications.
The 10 TB ioDrive Octal offers:
More than 1.3 million IOPS with 6.7 GB/s bandwidth
Extreme capacity density and lightweight footprint delivering up to 20 TB of ioMemory in a 1U server
Process multiple terabytes of data in a fraction of the time
Optimized performance for read-heavy environments such as data warehousing, scale-out architectures, supercomputing and research applications
More work per unit of processing thanks to Fusion’s cut-through architecture, which delivers performance increases as CPUs become more powerful
Consolidate data-intensive infrastructure by an order of magnitude
Reduce failure points and system complexity
Reduce power and cooling costs of expensive, data-intensive server farms
The 10 TB ioDrive Octal will be available in Q1 2012.