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Dell EMC ScaleIO Awarded StorageReview’s Inaugural Editor’s Choice Award

Hyper-Converged Software-Defined Storage Shatters StorageReview Performance Records

Story Highlights

  • Dell EMC ScaleIO has been awarded the first-ever Editor’s Choice award by StorageReview, a leading independent authority on enterprise and midmarket storage
  • The Editor’s Choice award is judiciously awarded to the “best of the best” storage infrastructure products
  • Award was prompted based on ScaleIO’s outstanding results over several months of rigorous testing
  • In-depth hyper-converged and two-layer testing shows ScaleIO flexible architecture and high performance on all-flash storage configurations for a variety of workloads
HOPKINTON, MA , December 8, 2016 - 

Dell EMC today announced that ScaleIO—the company's hyper-converged software-defined storage offering—has been awarded StorageReview's first-ever Editor's Choice award. Intended for the most leading-edge products, the Editor's Choice award is a rare honor, and one that ScaleIO earned over several months of intensive testing in the StorageReview lab.

“We were blown away with the Dell EMC ScaleIO solution throughout the review process,” said Brian Beeler, editor-in-chief of StorageReview . “Dell EMC ScaleIO is far and away the most impressive storage solution that we've not only seen this year, but probably ever. The performance, flexibility and reliability of ScaleIO is nothing short of astounding. Over the course of several months, it also made us rethink the way we acknowledge such superior performance. At the conclusion of this phase of the review, we decided to launch a StorageReview  Editor's Choice award that will be judiciously granted for only the best-of-the best products we see.”

“ScaleIO is leading the market in data center-grade software-defined storage,” said Josh Goldstein, VP of Marketing and Product Management for ScaleIO. “The product was architected for scale and performance, and this recognition from StorageReview is great validation. Beyond this, and perhaps more importantly, ScaleIO is delivering a far lower total cost of ownership and simplifying how storage is managed over its lifecycle.”

Notable StorageReview results for ScaleIO:

  • On Sysbench OLTP testing with MySQL:
    • Scales beyond traditional storage arrays, with throughput and latency significantly better plus the ability to use near 100% of capacity
    • The performance was excellent, easily proving once again that ScaleIO is the leading software-defined solution on the market in terms of performance and flexibility.”
  • On SQL Server testing:
    • Provides superior resource efficiency while performing much faster than other hyper-converged platforms and slightly edging out FC-connected all-flash storage
    • For customers demanding the highest performing hyper-converged storage solution for SQL Server, ScaleIO just upped the bar again by being the most efficient HCI solution we've ever tested.”
  • On virtualized workload testing with VMmark:
    • Delivers record-smashing performance with sub-millisecond latency, with only 14% CPU utilization at max scale
    • “The most impressive feat though was how well ScaleIO in HCI did, demonstrating how little impact the storage overhead has on the platform.”
  • On HCI testing with HCIbench:
    • Triples the performance of other hyper-converged platforms, while testing with a significantly larger footprint
    • “…[ScaleIO is] able to offer incredible bandwidth – supporting even the most demanding workloads.”


ScaleIO is available in three consumption choices – ScaleIO Software, ScaleIO Ready Node (Software + Dell PowerEdge Server) and VxRack System Flex (turnkey, fully-integrated rack-scale system).

ScaleIO is deployed at datacenter-scale by large enterprises and service providers including top banks, telcos, and healthcare companies. Click to see how Verizon uses ScaleIO to solve business challenges and achieve storage lifecycle savings.

Click to read more about ScaleIO, ScaleIO Ready Node and VxRack System Flex

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