Meta Byte Technologies, the execution-oriented management and technology consulting firm has announced the launch of Fusion-io’s ioControl hybrid storage solutions, designed to help organizations provision, prioritize and control storage performance. The company is offering ioControl with server-side flash cards in order to optimize storage performance from both ends of the network.
Fusion-io’s ioControl hybrid storage platform is based on optimized architecture that combine Fusion-io’s hig performance PCI Express (PCIe) flash cards and SAS HDD’s to deliver the performance of flash with the storage capacity of high speed HDD’s. Speaking about the new products, Salil Dighe, the CEO of Meta Byte Technologies, said, “The new Fusion-io ioControl devices which we have launched in the Middle East region are the only hybrid storage that use PCIe flash cards. This literally translates to high performance and lower costs, thus providing enterprises the best use of flash technologies without impacting scale and performance. The ioControl will also allow customers to provide Quality of Service and SLA’s for applications which are defined as Mission critical, Business Critical and Non critical ”
According to Dighe, the new ioControl hybrid storage solutions offer shared storage performance for data-intensive application clusters such as VMware and Microsoft SQL Server, in an integrated, turnkey solution. “In VMware environments for instance, the Fusion ioControl hybrid storage solutions maximize VM density for even the most data-intensive workloads by addressing virtualization storage bottlenecks and minimizing latency delays that slow application performance,” explained Dighe.
Market research studies indicate that by 2014, up to 60 percent of server workloads will be virtualized as high performance storage systems enable enterprises to virtualize even data-intensive workloads. Thus, solutions such as Fusion-io’s ioControl hybrid storage solutions offer an end-to-end flash memory system for enterprises, which combines the benefits of shared, centralized hybrid storage, with the additional performance boost of server-side flash, delivered by a single vendor.
“Flash storage is becoming an essential element in data centers as we increasingly expect all information to be available in milliseconds – whether it’s email, analytics, or video,” added Dighe. “The options for, and intricacies of adding flash can be especially overwhelming for busy IT professionals in enterprise data centers that need to balance the inevitable performance demands with their invariably limited resources like Rackspace. Fusion-io’s ioControl hybrid storage solutions feature the innovative and compelling ability to deliver intelligent, automated, parameter-driven control of flash in a hybrid system to ensure that the right applications – and the businesses they support – get the right performance at the right time.”
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