X-IO: Xcelerating Microsoft Applications X-IO: Xcelerating Microsoft Applications

Is Application Performance Slowing your Results?

Many enterprises are hitting the wall when it comes to performance for data-intensive applications. From driving transactional order entry and business intelligence applications, to virtualized desktop and server infrastructures - storage is the bottleneck to application performance in your Microsoft infrastructure. Once you hit that storage bottleneck, adding more servers is a waste of money. Throwing more SAN capacity at the application or virtual infrastructure doesn’t solve the problem either. In fact, adding storage capacity slows application performance even more.


X-IO designed Intelligent Storage with one goal in mind – Xcelerating enterprise applications with screaming storage price/performance. Then we went beyond that – to deliver best-in-class reliability and dramatically reduced cost of storage operations. 


24X Microsoft Application Performance Gains


X-IO Intelligent Storage has been proven by Microsoft and leading application vendors to fuel unmatched price/performance. Intelligent Storage has been proven to:

  • Power RedKnee's SQL Server-based carrier-class application to serve over 250M subscribers - demonstrating a 24X increase in price/performance.  Intelligent Storage also delivered linear performance as the application scaled to 98% server utilization.  

  • Drive 300% more transactions/minute for the Temenos SQL Server-based retail banking application.  That's compared to the previous expensive SSD-only solution.
  • Eliminate virtual infrastructure crashes caused by boot storms and more.  Prior to Intelligent Storage, Sycamore Schools' Virtual infrastructures stalled every 45 minutes throughout the day.  Today – they’re adding Microsoft applications on that vey same infrastructure and still performing!


Intelligent Storage delivers linear performance scalability all the way to 98% server utilization. The evidence says it all. X-IO eliminated the storage bottlenecks for Microsoft-driven application environments. 




Just Plug 'n Perform! 


Each Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) is a complete storage building block. Each ISE brick features clustered on-board controllers that manage a performance pool comprised of HDD and SSD capacity.  Storage control is scaled with capacity to fuel price/performance. Add an ISE brick - get more capacity and performance. And another - double your capacity and maintain full storage performance. It's that simple.  

Intelligent software optimizes application performance. Continuous Adaptive Data Placement (CADP) software monitors application data in realtime - seeking hotspots that preface performance problems. When a potential hotspot is identified - the associated data is transparently migrated to performance SSDs, without any application disruption. There's no need for complex storage-to-application tuning. CADP does it for you. Automatically, across all your application loads.


ISE is reliable and cost effective to operate. ISE blocks are continuously monitored for any impending hardware issues. Potential problem drives are rebuilt in situ (both HDD and SSD) ahead of any failure, without application degradation. Each ISE block consumes less footprint, power and cooling than traditional storage - even as ISE delivers industry leading price/performance and capacity density for your data intensive applications. 




Processing more data, faster and at a lower cost than any other solution.

Xcelerating analysis and reporting by factors of 10 or more.

Spending less on storage, as you fuel never before experienced application performance.



Are you ready to Xcelerate your Enterprise?








RedKnee Benchmark

Billing Application


Temenos Benchmark

Transaction Application


Microsoft Benchmark

 Linear Scaling

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About X-IO

X-IO is a recognized innovator in the storage industry. Its award-winning Intelligent Storage systems leverage over two decades of expertise to deliver unmatched price/performance for enterprise applications. The company1s plug-and-perform Intelligent Storage solutions are customer proven to Xcelerate transactional, reporting and business intelligence applications by a factor of 3X or more. X-IO Intelligent Storage drives Xtreme performance for virtual desktop and server infrastructures, while dramatically reducing storage costs and footprint. X-IO solutions have been recognized as SQL Server Pro and Windows IT Pro1s 2011 Editors1 Best Gold Medal winners, the 2011 Best of TechEd 3Breakthrough Product2 and 3Attendees1 Pick2 Awards, and inclusion in CRN1s 2012 Data Center 100 List. They are used by over 1,000 enterprise customers.