June 03, 2013 09:00 ET

X-IO Technologies and Microsoft Balance Price, Performance and Reliability With New NAS Solution

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2013) - X-IO technologies, a recognized innovator in the storage industry, today announces its File Storage Controller (FSC) 2200 at Microsoft TechEd North America 2013, taking place June 3-6 in New Orleans, LA. The new solution allows organizations to take advantage of X-IO's unique "zero touch," seven-year duty cycle advantage but in a NAS environment.

FSC 2200 is a certified Cluster-in-a-Box appliance that brings together the very best of Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 and the X-IO Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) family of enterprise disk and hybrid storage products. FSC 2200 delivers an enterprise appliance that can serve a file-based shared storage solution with a cost-effective, highly reliable, high performance storage service for critical applications.

Powered by ISE, the FSC 2200 covers the core enterprise application performance range: 400 to 8,000 IOPS for every 1 TB of provisioned storage and therefore covers the key performance range of performance-sensitive data files, associated with desktop and server virtualization, as online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, data warehousing and business intelligence environments, and most Big Data environments running on Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

"Now with the added capability of FSC 2200, we are delivering game-changing NAS products that matches or exceeds the best file sharing performance available from today's NAS products -- at a fraction of the cost," said Blair Parkhill, VP, marketing for X-IO.

FSC 2200 is capable of delivering up to 10x the performance of legacy storage systems, at full capacity, in a 5U form-factor -- reducing power, cooling and floor space. Furthermore, it does not require the performance and capacity trade-off that is common in legacy NAS solutions or expensive SSD-based NAS solutions. Windows Storage Server 2012 has opened up client-side performance to all new levels with support of SMBv3, NFSv4.1 and iSCSI protocols.

X-IO has redefined enterprise storage through the Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) that radically optimizes price/performance, operational efficiency, scalability and reliability. Each X-IO ISE unit is a completely self-contained storage building block that is designed to accelerate transactional, reporting and business intelligence applications by a factor of 3X or more. ISE's are uniquely designed to scale so that no matter how many ISE units are added to increase capacity, full storage performance is maintained. X-IO's ISE units contribute significantly to its customers' environmental credentials thanks to their low energy consumption and low HVAC loads.

X-IO is showcasing this industry-leading solution in TechEd booth #702. If you are attending Microsoft TechEd North America, come by the X-IO booth for a live demonstration of FSC 2200.

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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.

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