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X-IO puts flash in storage with SSD/Flash Product of the Year win

By Heather Wright, Fri 11 Dec 2015
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X-IO Technologies, which recently launched in Australia and expanded its portfolio in New Zealand, both with Westcon-Comstor, has won SSD/Flash Product of the Year at the Storage, Virtualization and Cloud Awards.

The company’s ISE (intelligent storage element) 800 series all-flash array, based on X-IO’s third generation architecture, claimed the glory for the company.

X-IO says the ISE 800 ‘brings a number of unique features to the market’ unlocking th perofrmance of all-flash array, ‘without the usual availability, simplicity or affordability compromises’.

Gavin McLaughlin, X-IO vice president of strategy and communications, says by adding all-flash options with the ISE 800, X-IO is challenging the status quo for best price-performance, life span and capacity utilisation regardless of customer and partner storage requirements.

X-IO says at launch, the ISE 820 model achieved the number one position for price-performance in the Storage Performance Council’s SPC-1 benchmark, delivering $.0.32 per SPC-1 IOPS.

X-IO beat out Atlantis Computing to win the SSD/Flash Storage Product of the Year, with Quantum, Micros and OCZ Storage Solutions also finalists.

Last month X-IO and Westcon-Comstor announced an expanded agreement which sees the distributor bringing X-IO to market in Australia and expanding its current X-IO range in New Zealand with the addition of iglu.

The SVC Awards salso saw Veeam winning backup and recovery/archive product of the year, Solarwinds winning storage management product of the year and FreeStor wining virtualisation/software defined storage product of the year, with Zerto taking out cloud backup and recovery/archive product of the year.

In the virtualisation category, Dell won hyper-convergence solution of the year, with Dimension Data taking out software defined infrastructure product of the year, with Liquid Labs winning virtualisation product of the year.

On the cloud side, Google claimed PaaS solution of the year, Suse took out IaaS solution of the year, with Datapipe winning cloud security product of the year and NaviSite taking co-location/hosting provider of the year.

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