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SMART Storage Systems

October 17, 2012 08:00 ET

X-IO Selects SMART Storage Systems Optimus SSD for Next-Generation Enterprise-Class Storage Solution

X-IO Hyper ISE 7-Series Leverages Industry-Leading Optimus SAS SSD to Deliver 300,000 IOPS and 10 Drive Writes Per Day; to Be Displayed at SNW Fall

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 17, 2012) - SMART Storage Systems, an innovative and rapidly emerging enterprise SSD technology provider, today announced that X-IO has selected the company's Optimus Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid-state drive (SSD) for use in its Hyper ISE 7-Series storage solution. Designed for enterprise-class storage environments, the Hyper ISE 7-Series leverages the Optimus SAS SSD to deliver improved performance of up to 300,000 IOPS, and enhanced endurance of up to 10 drive writes per day (DWPD), while leveraging lower cost consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) Flash. The Hyper ISE 7-Series is designed to operate for five years while utilizing Optimus MLC SSDs and is supported by X-IO's exclusive five-year, no-cost, standard hardware warranty. SMART Storage Systems and X-IO will display and demonstrate the new Hyper ISE 7-Series equipped with 10 Optimus SAS 200GB SSDs at SNW Fall in the SMART Storage Systems booth (#412), October 17-18, 2012 in Santa Clara, Calif.

"The Optimus SAS SSDs from SMART Storage Systems have everything you need in an enterprise class SSD: endurance, performance, reliability, and value," said Steve Sicola, CTO of X-IO. "The integration of the Optimus SSD to our Hyper ISE 7-Series significantly increases its overall performance while reducing cost, making the Hyper ISE 7-Series the winning storage solution for our customers. Our patented CADP algorithms in Hyper ISE provide real-time performance 'up-tiering' without the need for Flash cache or any manual tuning for optimum QoS in any application."

The X-IO Hyper ISE 7-Series is a hybrid storage solution that meets enterprise storage requirements for performance-driven applications. By offering up to 21.6TB of useable HDD and SSD storage capacity and max read/write performance of 1.4GB/s, the Hyper ISE 7-Series gives customers the necessary combination of performance and capacity. The Optimus SAS SSD leverages SMART Storage Systems' proprietary Guardian Technology Platform™ to deliver unmatched endurance from consumer-grade MLC Flash, as well as a complete set of enterprise features to the Hyper ISE 7-Series.

Designed for the enterprise environment, the Optimus SAS SSD delivers random read/write performance of 100K/50K IOPS and a sustained transfer rate of 500MB/s, and is available in useable capacities ranging from 200GB to 1.6TB. The Guardian Technology Platform is comprised of the FlashGuard™, EverGuard™, and DataGuard™ technologies. FlashGuard enables commercial MLC Flash to achieve higher endurance levels while also resulting in no performance degradation over the life of the drive, making it suitable for the enterprise environment. DataGuard and EverGuard technologies ensure data integrity and drive reliability are never compromised, satisfying the demanding reliability requirements of Tier-1 enterprise storage applications.

"Traditional storage systems are having trouble keeping up with the requirements of today's data centers," said John Scaramuzzo, President of SMART Storage Systems. "To meet throughput demands, many organizations have turned to SSDs, however, they still find solutions to be prohibitively expensive. The Optimus SSD with Guardian Technology Platform was developed to combat this critical issue. X-IO's Hyper ISE 7-Series with the Optimus SSD gives organizations the enhanced performance and endurance required for their applications, while leveraging lower cost MLC Flash."

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About X-IO

X-IO is a recognized innovator in the storage industry due to its award-winning Intelligent Storage systems, which leverage over two decades of expertise to deliver unmatched price/performance for enterprise applications. The company's plug-and-perform Intelligent Storage solutions are customer proven to accelerate transactional, reporting and business intelligence applications by a factor of 3X or more. While dramatically reducing storage costs and footprint, X-IO Intelligent Storage drives extreme performance for virtual desktop and server infrastructures. X-IO solutions have been recognized as SQL Server Magazine and Windows IT Pro's 2011 Editors' Best Gold Medal winners, the 2012 Best of TechEd "Hardware and Storage Product" and "Attendees' Pick" Awards, and inclusion in CRN's 2012 Data Center 100 List.

About SMART Storage Systems

SMART Storage Systems is a technology leader in the design, development and deployment of current and next-generation enterprise solid-state storage products. Combining leading-edge, enterprise-class design and proven world-class support, SMART Storage Systems leverages its deep expertise in Flash and enterprise storage technology. SMART Storage Systems delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base including tier one storage and server OEMs. In support of these designs, SMART Storage Systems provides award-winning innovations in solid-state storage technology, such as NAND high-endurance Guardian™ technology, to a variety of customers in the enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense and industrial markets. SMART Storage Systems is part of the SMART family of global companies. See for more information.

About SMART Worldwide Holdings

The SMART family of companies are leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of electronic subsystems for the most demanding OEMs around the world. The SMART companies have led the way over the past 23 years providing standard and custom products to today's leading global OEMs crossing all major electronic industries. These industries include PC, enterprise and industrial servers, networking, telecom, defense, aerospace, gaming and embedded application markets. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART Modular Technologies has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM and Flash memory in various form factors. SMART Storage Systems offers high-performance, high-capacity SSDs for enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense, aerospace, industrial automation, medical and transportation markets. SMART's presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in international logistics, asset management and supply-chain management worldwide. See for more information.