EMC XtremIO All-Flash SCALE-OUT storage array for improved I/O performance
XIOS Operating System
XtremIO System Management
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EMC XtremIO enables you to harness the power of flash in a purpose-built, enterprise-grade all-flash array.
The benefits of Flash technology for accelerating applications are well known. What if that were just the beginning? What could you do if you designed an enterprise storage system that was built from the ground up to leverage flash in every aspect of its design? With XtremIO, we’ve done just that.
With none of the design constraints of hard drives, XtremIO has created a storage system so powerful yet simple that it defies every notion you’ve ever had about complex storage environments.
With XtremIO, incredibly fast, low-latency performance is only the beginning. Enterprise-grade, high-availability, reliability, and data protection are built in. A low space, power, and cooling profile is a given.
Cost efficiency is delivered with automatic thin provisioning, real-time inline data reduction, and low overhead yet multi-failure-safe data protection. Array-based copy services that perform without limits open a realm of functionality never before possible.
What does it all mean? An enterprise storage system that improves data center productivity—both for applications and IT staff.
XtremIO Management Systems
EMC XtremIO arrays are incredibly simple to set up and manage, taking all the guesswork out of planning, provisioning, and tuning.
XtremIO Operating System (XIOS)
The EMC XtremIO storage cluster is managed by XIOS, XtremIO’s powerful operating system, ensuring that the system remains balanced and always delivers top performance—without administrator intervention.
XIOS ensures that all solid-state drives (SSDs) in the system are evenly loaded, optimizing both performance and endurance to match demanding workloads for the life of the array.
XIOS eliminates the complex configuration steps required by traditional arrays—there is no need to set redundant array of independent disks (RAID) levels, determine drive group sizes, set stripe widths or caching policies, or build aggregates. XIOS automatically and optimally configures every volume.
Powerful Yet Simple
There’s never been a storage system easier to live with—provision storage in seconds, monitor the environment with real-time metrics, and easily report on savings from thin provisioning and data reduction.
XtremIO arrays are managed through a rich graphical user interface (GUI), a VMware vCenter plug-in, a fully automatable command line interface (CLI), or a Representational State Transfer (REST) application program interface (API).
XtremIO System Architecture
With the freedom provided by random access storage media, the all-Flash EMC XtremIO storage array Redefines the Possible in complex application environments. Fast, simple, efficient, and cost-effective, XtremIO arrays are changing the future of enterprise data centers.
- Scalable Performance
XtremIO's scale-out architecture grows performance and capacity in linear steps, under a single point of management.
- Inherently Balanced
XtremIO’s unique internal architecture inherently balances data across all controllers and all solid-state drives (SSDs), automatically delivering maximum performance without the need for any setup or tuning steps.
- True Inline Data Reduction
XtremIO automatically and globally deduplicates data as it enters the system, in real time—with no background processes, added reads or writes, or performance degradation.
- High Availability
No hardware component or software module is a single point of failure. The system rapidly recovers from failures, with upgrades being applied nondisruptively.
- Thin Provisioning
XtremIO storage is natively thin provisioned, using a small 4KB internal block size. All volumes are thin-provisioned so that the system consumes capacity only as needed for storing unique 4KB blocks.
XtremIO Data Protection
XtremIO’s “self-healing,” double-party data protection requires just an eight percent capacity overhead, outperforms traditional redundant arrays of independent disks (RAIDs), and requires no dedicated spare drives.
VMware VAAI Integration
XtremIO is fully VMware vStorage application program interfaces for array integration (VAAI)-compliant, able to communicate directly with VMware vSphere, and provide accelerated storage for VMware vMotion, virtual machine (VM) provisioning, and thin provisioning.
EMC XtremIO for Databases and AnalyticsHandle more transactions, get faster times to insight, and scale as demand grows while consolidating server and storage environments.
EMC XtremIO for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)Gain a "better-than-physical-desktop" user experience and the lowest cost per desktop while eliminating complex provisioning.
EMC XtremIO Virtual ServerConsolidate capacity in virtual server environments with powerful real-time inline data reduction technology in EMC XtremIO all-flash arrays.
Green Enterprise ITGlobal Manufacturer Improves SAP Performance and Gets Greener with XtremIO’s All-Flash Storage System
The 451 GroupXtremIO Emerges from Stealth with a Plan to Disrupt Storage with All-SSD Scale-out
News & Blogs
- XtremIO Blog: Five Ways XtremIO Helps with Capacity Management
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