It is official, XtremIO 3.0 has been released!
For those of you that do not know what XtremIO is, it is an all-flash storage array. It is made up of hardware and software components, referred to as X-bricks. An X-brick is made of two server storage controllers loaded with XtremIO Operating Environment (OE) software, a Disk Array Enclosure (DAE) filled with 25 Enterprise Flash Drives (eMLC), and two Battery Backup Units (BBUs). An XtremIO cluster is composed of one, two, four, or six X-bricks depending on the capacity and performance level needed.
The following features are new in this product release:
- Inline Data Compression
- Mutual CHAP
- OpenStack Integration
- Increased Scalability (6 X-brick clusters)
EMC is offering a free upgrade from XIOS 2.4 to 3.0 for existing XtremIO customers. This means you can get at least double the usable capacity and better performance on your existing XtremIO cluster FREE OF CHARGE! Sounds like a sweet deal to me. 😉