Fusion-io Intros ION Software-Defined Storage

Fusion-io Wednesday trotted out a piece of software called ION Data Accelerator that All Things Digital says means that a server fitted with flash can replace a storage array.
It also says that “servers that run in the cloud are going all-flash” starting with the boxes in Facebook’s data centers. They’re no longer combined with hard disks.
Fusion-io says its ION Data Accelerator software transforms 1U servers into network-shared ioMemory data acceleration appliances delivering over one million IOPS, up to 6 GB/s throughput and under 0.06 millisecond access latency. Applications that need access to shared data benefit from the performance.
It’ll scale as the underlying server and networking get fancier and it won’t lose data to power outages.

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