SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced its new ION Data Accelerator software that transforms industry-leading server platforms into powerful network shared ioMemory data acceleration appliances. ION provides Fusion-io performance to applications that need access to shared data while enhancing existing enterprise storage infrastructure.
From a 1U server, Fusion ION software delivers over a million I/Os per second with up to 6 GB/s throughput and under 0.06 millisecond latency. ION delivers breakthrough performance over Fibre Channel, InfiniBand and iSCSI using standard protocols. The Fusion ioMemory architecture enables ION performance to scale even further over time as server and networking solutions speed up through new technology developments. Even at these speeds, ION synchronously persists data, ensuring data is not at risk of being lost in case of an unexpected power outage. Unlike other networked storage systems, the software defined ION data accelerator software uniquely delivers both performance and power fail safety without battery backups or uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems.
This is great news and allows customers to fully utilize their platforms to deliver their high performance storage solutions and at the same time represents an opportunity for revenue for the Fusion-io team. It will be interesting to compare benchmarks and see how we could deploy a platform based on industry standard offerings, exciting times are ahead, we’ll have to see, I’m off to read more about it. Will we see anything in the blade space, or anything optimized for virtualization and hpc solutions?