GridIron System Introduces Its OneAppliance Hybrid Flash Array

The GridIron HFA solution combines the NetApp E-5400 Series storage system and the TurboCharger accelerator for a high level of storage performance at an aggressive price point. By Admin

Data storage performance innovator GridIron Systems has introduced its OneAppliance Hybrid Flash Array (HFA) to the channel. The new storage system is a HFA that offers a consistently high level of storage performance at an aggressive price point.

The GridIron HFA solution combines the NetApp E-5400 Series storage system and GridIron’s TurboCharger accelerator. It is targeted at complex data environments requiring high performance and throughput, such as media and entertainment, scientific computing organizations, Big Data applications involving Hadoop, databases, and data warehouses.

“What makes this solution so appealing to customers in these markets is that we’ve been able to combine a superior level of performance, throughput, and worry-free storage, while at the same time delivering a very affordable solution,” says Franklyn Jones, Gridiron’s vice president of marketing. “Essentially, we are empowering customers with a complete hybrid storage solution that delivers Tier 0 performance at less than $3 per gigabyte without any dependence on de-duplication or compression.”

The Hybrid Flash Array handles up to 1 million Input/Output operations per second (IOPS) with sub-microsecond latency combined with unmatched bandwidth in excess of 6GB per second.

The system offers 360TB of raw capacity in an 8U rack-mounted enclosure. It does not rely on de-duplication or compression rates to deliver affordable capacity expansion. This can be especially cost-effective for databases and environments in which data is unique or in which the application handles compression.

All of the advanced storage functionality of NetApp’s E-Series, including high availability, replication, and synchronization, are combined with GridIron’s patent-pending Set-Ranking and advanced Flash-optimized performance technology. The system is designed to continually analyze the I/O stream, serve the most performance-sensitive data from solid state disk, and automatically handle all Flash management and lifetime wear issues.

“The OneAppliance Hybrid Flash Array is immediately available from GridIron Systems and its network of resale partners.