Nexenta and Raidundant Achieve One Million IOPS in a Single Box

Storage Virtualization — By on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

All-Flash Unified Storage Sets Performance Records While Delivering OpenStorage Savings

Nexenta Systems, a world leader in OpenStorage solutions, together with Raidundant, an emerging innovator of storage technologies providing ground-breaking solutions for the storage market, announced they achieved one million IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second) by combining NexentaStor with SkySAN Storage.

With its new capabilities, Raidundant’s second-generation SkySAN Storage Appliances deliver even more compelling performance and cost savings for customers seeking speed and efficiency in a smaller footprint. SkySAN's all-flash array model—with its unique distributed backplane design―breaks the 1,000,000 IOPS barrier in a single box. SkySAN combines the industry's fastest array with the industry's fastest connection—40G Ethernet―all in a small footprint measuring in at 17.8 inches in depth and 3U in height, plus the unified storage and deep data integrity and protection capabilities of NexentaStor.

“Beyond the headline performance, this announcement confirms that the OpenStorage model allows for superior innovation, as well as massive cost savings,” said Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta. “Together, OpenStorage participants are pushing innovation at a pace that legacy vendors cannot maintain.”

Nexenta, Raidundant and STEC’s solution solves the Big Data problem enterprises face by offering one million IOPS in a single 3U box, which also will come to the rescue of other customers in need of massive performance in a small, power efficient and cost effective platform without sacrificing replication. No longer are real-time business analytics, high performance database applications, and real time GIS analysis the privilege for a select few; OpenStorage is making enterprise class storage for everyone a reality.

Raidundant is providing selected customers access to the all-flash SkySAN, which will be made generally available this fall. Interested parties can find more details at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, from August 26 to 30, where Raidundant will be at booth #213 discussing the technical details and ZFS technology behind the one million IOPS performance.

“There is a lot of hype about flash storage; too often, the solution comes with an outsized price tag, limited functionality, and an unproven file system,” said Annie Parkhurst, director of sales and marketing, Raidundant. “With Raidundant's one million IOPS all-flash SkySAN, users will see the same extreme performance without severe damage to their budgets and without giving up the unified storage and data protection features of NexentaStor. SkySan, with NexentaStor, delivers more than two times the performance of other all-flash arrays at 75 percent or greater savings, while also delivering far superior data protection and unified storage.”

Jim Ting, vice president of product marketing, STEC, Inc. (NYSE:STEC), added, “Combining STEC’s ZeusIOPS SSDs, Nexenta’s OpenStorage software and Raidundant’s innovative SkySAN provides the enterprise market with a high-performance storage solution at an overall lower total cost of ownership that vendors of legacy storage systems can’t match.”

The details of the one million IOPS results are as follows:

  • 16 outstanding I/Os
  • 100 percent random read requests
  • Four kilobyte I/O requests

About Nexenta Systems
Nexenta Systems is the leading supplier of enterprise-class OpenStorage solutions. Its flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon ZFS technology, and running on industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.

About Raidundant
Raidundant delivers future ready data storage solutions that bring together the best in high-performance hardware and enterprise-class ZFS based software architectures that answer the growing need for fast, secure and intelligent storage. Its flagship product series, Sky Technology, features unified NAS and SAN capabilities with patented X-Array and X-connect technologies that allow the storage systems to evolve and change within any existing network. Raidundant's SkySAN all-flash configuration can deliver speeds beyond 1,000,000 IOPS in a single system with all of the benefits of ZFS including in-line deduplication, thin provisioning and unlimited storage expansion.

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