ioDrive OCTAL: The Numbers

Direct from the Press Announcement:

Achieving a 1TB/s sustained bandwidth with existing state-of-the-art storage technologies requires close to 55,440 disk drives, 396 SAN controllers, 792 I/O servers and 132 racks of equipment.

Fusion-io can achieve this same bandwidth with 220 ioDrive Octal cards, housed in Infiniband-attached I/O servers running the Lustre parallel file system. This 1TB/s Fusion-io based solution requires only six racks, or less than 1/20th the rack space of an equivalent, high-performance, hard disk drive-based storage system.

I’ll discuss what this means in a future post.

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