Following on the success of the 2nd Gen ioDrives, Fusion-io has fashioned a 10TB card by cramming together 8 ioDrive modules onto 1 PCIe card. The adventuresome of this are plain to see, with applications getting much faster access to stored data over the conventional SATA or SAS disks.
It delivers more than 1.3 million (512 byte block) IOPS with 6.7 GB/sec bandwidth
David Flynn, Fusion-io’s chairman and CEO, states this enlargement of the ioDrive Octal’s previous 5.12TB capacity was a good idea because it enabled: “customers to accelerate even very large data sets … Previously, a 4U server could contain 10 ioDrive Duos for 20 TB of total capacity, but now up to four 10 TB ioDrive Octals can be integrated into a 4U server, such as the HP ProLiant DL585 G7, delivering 40 TB of total capacity.”
The Octal card is for read-intensive workloads and offers capacities similar to those found in networked memory arrays, such as Violin Memory’s 40TB 3010.
The bulked-up ioDrive Octal is aimed at data warehousing, scale-out architectures, research and supercomputing applications, and will be available in the first quarter of 2012