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X-IO ISE positioning

X-IO to heat up ISE storage bricks with iSCSI access

Sealed disk/flash array supplier X-IO is growing at 30 per cent a year and intending to widen its market by adding iSCSI later this year to the existing Fibre Channel access. ISE and Hyper ISE products are 3U sealed rack enclosures requiring no maintenance access for five years as the smart software inside copes with any …
Chris Mellor, 13 Mar 2014
X-IO ISE Station X

It's musical chairs at ISE bricks house as X-IO looks to 'post-nerd' future

X-IO, the perennially not-quite-making-it supplier of fantastically reliable HyperISE storage enclosures, has promoted its CEO to chairman, and appointed its vice chairman as the new CEO, in a move away from being a "nerdy storage supplier" towards a more profitable future. CEO John Beletic came on the scene in late 2011 and has …
Chris Mellor, 20 May 2014

X-IO plumps up ISE Station rack to tempt biz barons

X-IO, the sealed SSD/disk drive enclosure supplier, has quadrupled the rack number in its ISE Station product line with an XL model offering 1PB capacity and a million-plus IOPS. X-IO is targeting large data centres and cloud service providers with this big data-eating 4-rack beast. The ISE Station XL comes in four racks …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jan 2013

2.5 million trades a DAY: How ISE admins became Puppet masters

Sysadmin blog The International Securities Exchange (ISE) has just completed the first phase of a Puppet Enterprise deployment. Their approach and the lessons they have learned are a teaching tool for all of us. Even in the cases where two organisations seek to accomplish the same task with the same product, the rationale and methodology can …
Trevor Pott, 07 Nov 2012
The Register breaking news

Xiotech adds continuous ISE action

Xiotech has added continuous availability to its ISE storage blades across datacentre, campus and metro areas. If one ISE (Integrated Storage Element) – a sealed canister of disk drives and intensive firmware – fails, then connected physical or virtual server applications are automatically switched to a second ISE, with no …
Chris Mellor, 31 Mar 2011
Hyper ISE with SSD and HDD

New VDI recipe: Pinch of Cisco, spoon of VMware, mix with X-IO arrays

X-IO, maker of the sealed ISE and HyperISE storage enclosures, has come up with a reference architecture for VDI using Cisco and VMware kit. The X-Pod for VDI template uses Cisco's UCS servers and networking hardware, VMware's Horizon View, and X-IO's own flash-disk ISE 740s. This validated design should support up to 1,500 …
Chris Mellor, 23 Sep 2014
The Register breaking news

Private cloud outfit chooses X-IO ISE instead of forklift SAN upgrade

Private cloud outfit RTW Hosting, facing a costly filer forklift upgrade to remedy pressing performance problems, has spent a million dollars on X-IO's sealed ISE storage canisters and says it got itself a twenty-fold improvement in virtual machine deployment speed. RTW provides VoIP and remote desktop services and has …
Chris Mellor, 06 Jul 2012
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Xiotech's ISE price cut

Xiotech has a special offer; it will cough up $1,000 per TB of old Fibre Channel or SAS disks you junk in favour of an ISE system. If you want to trade up from SATA drives you get $500/TB. There's no limit, Xiotech says, to the amount that can be traded in. You don't get your hands on the actual cash, as it is used to lower the …
Chris Mellor, 12 Aug 2010
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Xiotech execs are betting the company on ISE

Xiotech has abandoned the Emprise brand, and is focusing on ISE, its intelligent super disk enclosure product line, with a high capacity product coming. In a briefing at Cloud Expo in the UK, CEO Alan Atkinson reckoned that the recently launched Hybrid ISE – the one with solid state drives (SSDs) as well as hard disk drives …
Chris Mellor, 04 Feb 2011
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Xiotech unscabbards go-faster flash-mungous ISE blade

Six months after it was announced, Xiotech's go-faster flash-enhanced ISE storage blade is here, and ready to rock and roll. Hybrid ISE combines multi-level cell (MLC) flash with hard disk drives and continuously and automatically moves data between these two storage tiers to optimise I/O performance. In its 3U enclosure there …
Chris Mellor, 10 Jun 2011
X-IO Emergency VDI response

X-IO offers emergency RACK IMPLANT treatment for moaning hosted VDI users

Does your VDI performance suck? X-IO is hoping you'll call the VDI doctor and bag yourself a treatment in as little as 72 hours. The company claims its response can be implenented in as little as 72 hours after diagnosis, which itself is up to 24 hours after the customer's call. If your Citrix or VMware VDI performance is a …
Chris Mellor, 01 Jul 2014
Hyper ISE with SSD and HDD

Seagate's bought a disk drive array firm. Déjà vu? You betcha

Seagate has tried making a go of the disk drive array business before, and failed. Now it has bought a disk array supplier for the second time. What's different, and could X-IO's technology have a role to play? In 2000 X-IO, then a five-year old startup known as Xiotech and offering virtualising SAN storage arrays, was bought by …
Chris Mellor, 02 Jul 2014
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Tech veep denies Xiotech ISE controller strategy change

Comment Rob Peglar, Xiotech's VP for technology, took issue with some aspects of the story about the ISE NAS Controller Node. He told the Reg: The basic clarification is this: ISE NAS today is exactly the same strategy as it was back in April.  We have changed high-stack technology, from Symantec Filestore to Windows 2008 Storage …
Chris Mellor, 07 Jan 2011

Xiotech won't get OEM ISE deals

Why isn't Xiotech, the supplier of sealed ISE enclosures of Seagate disk drives, not getting any OEM deals with the likes of NetApp and Xyratex? After all, it offers better performance from an ISE than the equivalent number of hard drives in an ordinary enclosure, plus it provides a 5-year warranty that no engineer will need to …
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 2010
Routers

L33t haxxors compete to p0wn popular home routers

Gird your loins router-makers: a throng of hackers are set to pry apart your woefully insecure hardware in a competition to expose bad firmware and hard-coded credentials. The competition will take place at the DEF CON 22 conference and glories in the name "SOHOpelessly Broken". The event is the brainchild of the Electronic …
Darren Pauli, 18 Jul 2014

Apache patch: Cisco catches up with ANCIENT Struts2 vuln

Cisco has issued a patch for a four-year-old Apache Struts2 vulnerability. The original issue, CVE-2010-1870, was originally reported in July 2010. The vulnerability arises out of how Apache Struts2 handles commands passed to the Object-Graph Navigation Language. As the Apache notification states, “The vulnerability allows a …

Cisco hints at possible new security standard

Cisco is hoping that a framework it created for its Identity Services Engine (ISE) could offer the basis for a standard for multivendor security integration. The Borg created the Platform Exchange Grid – pxGrid – to allow third-party developers to integrate with ISE, and has told told NetworkWorld it intends to put the …
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X-IO shuffles senior staffers – but this isn't an IPO prelude

Analysis Storage firm X-IO has changed its CEO and made some other board-level changes as well as having some engineers working part-time. Companies don't generally do this, so what's happening here? Incoming CEO Brian Owen has, in one way of looking at it, sidelined his incumbent CFO and HR head. CFO Ed Welch still holds his position, …
Chris Mellor, 27 May 2014
New EMC VNX range

Daddy EMC pushes past VMware, muscles into Microsoft Hyper-V shops

EMC has joined a Microsoft Cloud OS Accelerate programme and is going solo into the Windows cloud market – without subsidiary sidekick VMware. The Cloud OS Accelerate initiative has VSPEX configs set up for Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V virtualisation using an EMC storage platform. An EMC Proven Solution (PDF) features …
Chris Mellor, 21 Feb 2014
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Array slinger X-IO jumps on Windows Storage Server filly, digs in heels

Array supplier X-IO will run Windows Storage Server 2012 inside its data vaults in hope of a Redmond-assisted sales boost. The operating system software and X-IO's Integrated Storage Element (ISE) disk box have been brought together to power the new File Storage Controller (FSC) 2200: a sealed, five-year maintenance-free …
Chris Mellor, 14 Jun 2013
C10K1800

HGST's tiny whopper: Just 2.5 inches, but we've packed in 1.8TB

HGST has gone and increased its 1.2TB Ultrastar drive’s capacity to 1.8TB, making it the highest capacity 2.5-inch drive available. The Ultrastar C10K1800 spins at 10,520rpm and has a 12Gbit/s SAS interface (the C10K1200 model had a slower 6Gbit/s one). HGST says the new drive writes random data 2.5 times quicker than the old …
Chris Mellor, 09 Jul 2014

Yes. App that lets you say 'Yo' raises 1 MEEELLION DOLLARS

How much would you pay for an app that only allows users to send one word? A couple of quid? Well, investors have forked out a good deal more to fund an app called Yo, which allows users to transmit just the word "yo" and nothing else. The team has already raised $1m in funding and boasts 50,000 users who have sent a total of 4 …
Jasper Hamill, 19 Jun 2014
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HGST polishes Ultrastar SSD whoppers, stuffs with denser Intel flash

HGST has refreshed its Ultrastar enterprise SSD line, using denser 20nm NAND to replace the previous 25nm flash, doubling capacity, upping read performance but lowering write performance a tad in the process. The starting point was a three-product Ultrastar SSD800 line-up, maxing out at 800GB and coming in MH (write-intensive), …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jul 2014

Analyse this: Gartner eyes up EVERYONE'S mid-range arrays

Gartner has rated mid-range arrays in a report - Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, Midrange Storage Arrays - which includes the expected mainstream vendors as well as three startups. This marks the first time a reputable independent analyst agency has compared and contrasted mainstream vendor, niche supplier and startup …
Chris Mellor, 25 Mar 2014
DVD it in many colours

X-IO builds million-dollar brick tower for Big Data players

X-IO aiming for the serious data-swillers with its latest piece of kit: the ISE Station X. It's 10 ISE enclosures stacked in a rack, all ready to rock and roll. The storage firm wants to build on its progress with its ISE-2 all-disk and HyperISE mixed SSD and HDD products in enterprises by crafting a product for customers …
Chris Mellor, 24 Jul 2012

Microsoft partner centre: X-IO storage bricks really stack up

The Microsoft Partner Solutions Center is raving about X-IO's ISE storage brick performance, saying it outperformed all other storage systems that the centre has tested over the past three years. The centre found: In a joint test with the Redknee telecom application and Microsoft SQL Server, X-IO’s ISE (Intelligent Storage …
Chris Mellor, 27 Mar 2012
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X-IO vows to end hot-swap disk pops with next-gen arrays

X-IO has halved the number of SSDs in its Hyper ISE hybrid flash-disk arrays, increased overall performance by 50 per cent and cut prices by 20 per cent. It has also vowed to spare users the horror of popping a failed disk. Hyper ISE is a sealed 3U enclosure that previously contained 30 x 2.5-inch 10,000rpm 900GB disk drives and …
Chris Mellor, 03 Sep 2012
HGSTS's C15K600

In spinning rust we TRUST: HGST slips out screamingly fast ... HDD

Western Digital sub HGST has decided there's life in small fast pure spinning disks yet, and launched a 600GB, 15,000 rpm drive for enterprise data centres: the Ultrastar C15K600. Is this the last hurrah of the fast and pure disk drive? This is not a hybrid drive, one with a slug of caching flash, such as is used by Seagate's …
Chris Mellor, 03 Mar 2014
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Hotboxer Xiotech drops the 'tech', goes all-caps

Xiotech is dropping the "tech" to become just XIO and it has souped up its Hybrid ISE box. XIO as a term has form; check Wikipedia: "XIO is a packet-based, high-performance computer bus employed by the SGI Origin 2000, Octane, Altix, Fuel and Tezro machines. The XIO forms a bus between high-performance system devices and the …
Chris Mellor, 22 Aug 2011
LA Confidential

Join us now for all the storage whispers: Heard about the XtremIO buy?

Silicon Valley Confidential The Vulture has been busy listening on the storage beat to rumour, (s)innuendo, gossip and insider info, taking it from the best of sources and bringing it to you for entertainment, wonder and schadenfreude. None of this is verified or conformed by vendors but it does come from the very best of sources, top table folks. Here is …
Chris Mellor, 26 Mar 2013
Shows an enhanced form of Gartner's Magic Quadrant.

Gartner magicians mumble, fling bones, scrawl new disk pentacle

Gartner's magicians have thrown their animal bones and precious relics up in the air and discerned a new pattern in the way they landed; general-purpose disk arrays. The magicians have invented a new Magic Quadrant (MQ) and say: Improvements in scalability, availability, performance and functionality of midrange storage systems …
Chris Mellor, 25 Mar 2013
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Xiotech saddles up, heads west, fires a few guys

In a decisive break with its past, Xiotech is moving its headquarters from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, to Colorado Springs in Colorado, and some people have been laid off as a result. Marketing head Brian Reagan emphasised that this was a one-off exercise, saying: "Some roles have been eliminated in order to streamline operations. …
Chris Mellor, 06 Jan 2011

Ex X-IO exec Alan Atkinson takes reins at Dell's Compellent

X-IO's chairman and ex-CEO Alan Atkinson has joined Dell to run its Compellent operation. There has been no announcement by Dell , or X-IO, but Atkinson's LinkedIn entry shows the move has been made. When Dell bought Compellent its co-founder and CEO Phil Soran stayed on and ran Compellent as a Dell business until he left in …
Chris Mellor, 25 Sep 2012
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Xio shells data centre citadels with barrels of disks

Xio, under fresh new executive management, is renewing its assault on computer data centres, convinced that this time, with a better, more focused business structure, it can breach the big data centre citadel walls it has been assaulting time after time. It is extending its international business structure; concentrating …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jan 2012
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Xiotech sexes up new boxes

Xiotech is rebranding its Emprise products, and its coming hybrid NAND and disk drive storage blade is five times faster than the disk-only blade. Xiotech supplies 3U sealed canisters of disk drives called Intelligent Storage Elements (ISEs) – which include low-level storage array controller functionality, drive manufacturer …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jan 2011
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Xiotech becomes banking apps bottleneck-buster

All change, all change. Xiotech has gained new funding, a new marketing officer, changed its marketing, has benchmarks coming and is setting up a European infrastructure. The new funding has partly arrived in the past month or so, with more coming in the next couple of weeks. The investors are opening their chequebooks on the …
Chris Mellor, 04 Aug 2011

Microsoft gets its hypervisor war face on, squares up to VMware

Microsoft has enlisted X-IO and others as its proxies alongside Hyper-V and SMB in a war against VMware and NFS. SMB v3, formerly known as CIFS, is Microsoft's preferred way of getting file-based networked storage data into servers running its Hyper-V hypervisor. The opposing camp is seen as VMware and NFS. X-IO's UK solutions …
Chris Mellor, 02 Jul 2012
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Xiotech could be leaving the prairie

Revived storage startup Xiotech has issued a denial that it is planning to move its headquarters from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. There are two prominent storage suppliers based in Minnesota: Compellent, which is being bought by Dell, and Xiotech. The latter supplies the unique ISE (Integrated Storage Element) brick or storage …
Chris Mellor, 21 Dec 2010
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Xiotech's management by iPhone and iPad

Xiotech has gone and done it, offering its ISE array monitor iPhone demo as an iPhone app. The company's intelligent Storage Element (ISE), its sealed and long-life canister of disk drives, can now be managed, or rather monitored, through its CorteX API by Apple's uber-successful smart phone and the ISEview app. ISEview allows …
Chris Mellor, 14 May 2010
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Brick house Xiotech grows new NAS head

Storage brick supplier Xiotech has quietly changed strategy and built its own file and block access controller for its ISE storage blades. The company introduced its ISE (Integrated Storage Element) sealed canister of 2.5-inch drives a couple of years ago, and promoted a message that traditional storage array controllers put too …
Chris Mellor, 05 Jan 2011
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XIO tosses the dice one more time

Comment Neither-fish-nor-fowl storage supplier XIO is looking to server virtualisation for growth spurt that has so far eluded it. If this fails then all XIO's bets could be off. XIO, the renamed Xiotech, makes Integrated Storage Elements (ISE): sealed enclosures of solid state and disk drives with a five-year warranty and rocket …
Chris Mellor, 11 Oct 2011
The Register breaking news

Web smut sites are SAFER than search engines, declares Cisco

Cisco proclaimed that it is more dangerous to click on a web ad than a porn site these days as it unveiled the latest version of its security threat report. The vendor also expanded its security offering, pulling in mobile management support for its ISE platform and announcing it had hoovered up Czech-based real-time security …
Joe Fay, 30 Jan 2013
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Xiotech grasps hilt of Katana, prepares to unsheath

We understand Xiotech is getting to ready to announce its Katana product, an ISE storage brick using solid state drives. Chief strategy officer Jim McDonald said in a briefing call today that there is a gap in the market between traditional storage arrays with tiers of hard disk drives and maybe a top tier of solid state drives …
Chris Mellor, 02 Dec 2010
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Xiotech's go-much-faster storage brick

Xiotech has announced its go-faster hybrid ISE storage brick containing a mix of solid state drives and spinning disk drives. Xiotech's storage brick, the ISE (Intelligent Storage Element), is a single super disk drive, a sealed enclosure of 2.5-inch drives that are virtualised as a single disk, with drive manufacturer …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jan 2011

Xiotech adopts Permabit de-dupe

Wow; Xiotech is OEMing Permabit's Albireo deduplication technology, following closely on the heels of BlueArc. This second OEM endorsement is terrific news for Permabit, which makes a point of saying that its software adds no performance penalty either in deduplication or rehydrating (un-deduplicating) deduplicated data. Xiotech …
Chris Mellor, 20 Sep 2010

Freesat eyes YouView USP for next-gen UI

Free-to-air satellite broadcasting platform Freesat is to YouView-ise its set-top boxes, based around a new UI that will debut in next-generation kit later this month. Like YouView, Freesat's new UI mixes upcoming programming and catch-up content into a single electronic programme guide (EPG). Alas, recordings - full DVR …
Tony Smith, 04 Sep 2012
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Xiotech forging secret Katana project

Word has reached us of a development project codenamed Katana inside Xiotech, with hints that the project involves HDD and SSD hybrid craftsmanship. Xiotech's ISE (Intelligent Storage Element) data pack bundles a set of hard disk drives inside a sealed 3U canister and turns them into a single super-drive. It has RAID inside the …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jul 2010
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Xiotech cracks GlassHouse

Xiotech's new management team has scored a big channel win by signing up GlassHouse to work on joint development and marketing efforts using Xiotech's ISE technology. GlassHouse is a data centre infrastructure consulting services company that has grown by acquisition that has filed for an IPO after an earlier IPO attempt failed …
Chris Mellor, 12 Feb 2010

Disaggregating the storage controller

Xiotech has upgraded its ISE (Intelligent Storage Element) management software and introduced a new array controller, highlighting the divide between suppliers who believe in integrated arrays and controllers and those, like Hitachi Data Systems, who do not. The new Emprise 9000 is a storage array built from an Emprise 9000 …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jul 2010
The Register breaking news

Cisco to push threat intelligence to all devices

RSA 2012 Cisco plans to push security intelligence into its entire firewall line in an attempt to make its hardware a lot smarter and ease the load on IT managers. On Tuesday, Cisco will announce the extension of its SecureX threat monitoring system into some of its largest firewalls, with the Cisco ASA CX firewall. It's also upgrading …
Iain Thomson, 28 Feb 2012