Savage IO

September 02, 2015 08:30 ET

Software Defined Storage Is Only as Good as Its Hardware, Say Experts at Savage IO

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwired - September 02, 2015) - One of the key selling points to software defined storage solutions is the ability to manage the storage infrastructure independent of hardware, allowing organizations to leverage existing investment in commodity equipment while gaining the benefits of new data services in a flexible and cost-effective manner. However, because the software still requires hardware to run, many organizations are finding performance bottlenecks, inefficiencies and limited benefits from running these SDS solutions on hardware not optimized for these environments. To fully leverage SDS solutions, organizations need to implement an SDS-optimized storage server without the inherent physical bottlenecks or software incompatibilities that plague traditional storage hardware designs in conjunction with their software solutions, say experts at Savage IO, a leading designer, manufacturer and provider of high-performance storage, networking and server systems for demanding environments.

"Software engineers continue to raise the bar as to what SDS solutions can offer, but quite often these attributes can't fully be realized in real-world applications because the hardware they are running on simply wasn't designed to handle what's being asked of it," said Phillip Roberto, CEO of Savage IO. "What organizations looking to maximize their investment in SDS need is a hardware storage platform that is designed to complement the software solution of choice. SDS needs a platform like SavageStor that not only can host the software itself, but also provide capacity in a high-performing, highly reliable package."

Designed without the inherent physical bottlenecks or software incompatibilities of other storage products, SavageStor is an all-in-hardware (server, storage, and controller) solution that satisfies the ruthless capacity and I/O requirements of cloud storage, big data analytics, HPC, enterprise and ROBO environments. SavageStor provides up to 40 percent faster compute performance, requires 90 percent lower management resources, and uses 50 percent less power and cooling in 75 percent less floor space to present an ideal alternative to companies that are dissatisfied with their current IT infrastructures.

SavageStor systems are assembled in the U.S. with top-of-the-line components from audited suppliers, to omit cross talk, packet loss, and power jitter -- losses often associated with cheaper mass-produced parts. SavageStor systems are sold software-free and work seamlessly with existing networks, whether they incorporate NAS, SAN, or other protocols. The Open Storage Platform eliminates performance drains and extra costs caused by poor integration, vendor lock-in, rigidly defined management and unjustifiable licensing schemes, offering an ideal foundation for open-source software.

SavageStor can combine HDD or SSD in any configuration of SATA or SAS hard drives, depending on user workload. Four grid-redundant power supplies, an innovative sliding "drive drawer" that allows drives to be swapped without powering down or compromising connections in the back, and innovative cabling that delivers speeds up to 25GB per second, maximizing throughput and reliability. Because of its radically efficient engineering, and spectacular density, SavageStor minimizes power consumption and overall footprint for low up-front costs and better long-term cost of ownership.

SavageStor is available for purchase through Savage IO's direct sales force. For more information, interested parties may visit or call 1-888-963-4581.

About Savage IO
Savage IO designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance storage, networking, and server systems for demanding I/O environments. The company was founded in 2010 to build a mechanically flawless hardware architecture without the inherent physical bottlenecks or software incompatibilities plaguing existing storage hardware.

Founded by nine-year U.S. Navy veteran Phillip Roberto, Savage IO is based in Rochester, NY, a region well known for precision manufacturing and technology expertise. Savage IO is proud of its guiding principles: trust, servitude, discipleship, and integrity, which guide all their interactions with customers, partners, and each other, and create a foundation for spiritual, personal and business growth.

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