EMC Corporation has announced the EMC Xtrem family of Flash-optimised server and storage products and introduced a new line of EMC XtremSF PCIe-based Flash cards that dramatically accelerate application performance. With the addition of XtremSF, EMC continues delivering the industry’s only best-of-breed portfolio of Flash products.
XtremSF is server Flash hardware, available in a broad set of eMLC and SLC capacities.
It can be deployed as either direct attached storage (DAS) that sits within the server to deliver high performance – or it can be deployed in combination with EMC XtremSW Cache (formerly EMC VFCache) server caching software to turbo-charge network storage array performance while maintaining the level of protection required by mission-critical application environments.
XtremSF joins EMC’s growing portfolio of extreme-performance Flash products, which include Flash optimised hybrid storage arrays – EMC Isilon, EMC VMAX and EMC VNX, as well as the EMC XtremIO (formerly Project X) all-Flash scale-out enterprise storage array.
EMC also announced the release of XtremIO to select customers. XtremIO is purpose built to leverage Flash and deliver new levels of real-world performance, administrative ease, and advanced data services.
Its scale-out architecture delivers higher levels of “functional IOPS” to applications that require high levels of random I/O performance, such as OLTP databases, server virtualisation and VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure).
Functional IOPS are measured under the real-world operating conditions found in today’s demanding production environments with all data services enabled and operating while filled nearly to capacity.
In these real-world conditions, the XtremIO system exceeds 150K functional 4K mixed read/write IOPS, and 250K functional 4K read IOPS for each ‘X-Brick’ (the scale-out building blocks for the XtremIO array), and over 1,2-million functional 4K mixed read/write IOPS, and two million functional 4K read IOPS when scaled out to a cluster of eight X-Bricks.
The XtremIO array delivers this level of performance with consistent sub-millisecond response times while running the industry’s richest set of integrated and Flash-optimised data services including Flash-specific data protection, thin provisioning, global inline data reduction, accelerated VMware provisioning through VAAI, and writeable snapshots.
The XtremSF Family of server-based PCIe Flash cards deliver customers with:
* Leading performance – the XtremSF Flash devices are proven to deliver a record 1,13-million IOPS in a standard form factor – an achievement unmatched in the industry. The XtremSF device’s next generation design delivers 2X higher throughput than other offerings in the market to enhance real-world workloads in Web scale and other applications.
* Unmatched flexibility – the XtremSF Flash device is available in a broad range of eMLC (550Gb and 2,2Tb) and SLC (350Gb and 700Gb) capacities.
In addition, when deployed with XtremSW Cache intelligent server Flash caching software, XtremSF devices can be leveraged as a caching device for accelerated performance with array protection for applications such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange.
New levels of efficiency – the XtremSF Flash devices deliver customers the industry’s lowest TCO – up to 58% better TCO than other offerings.
All XtremSF products, including the 2,2Tb offering, are standard half-height, half-length 25w PCIe cards – providing the highest storage capacity in the smallest footprint for maximum performance, best density and lowest power consumption – reducing CPU utilisation by up to 50%.