Fusion-io, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based developer of high-speed Flash memory modules and software for accelerating storage performance, in November unveiled a new Flash-based storage acceleration device targeting application acceleration.
The company's new 10-TB ioDrive Octal is a double-wide PCIe device that integrates eight 1.28-TB MLC Flash-based ioMemory modules. Two of those could be mounted in a typical 1U server for a total of up to 20 TBs of SSD for accelerating high-performance, scalable applications.
Unlike SSDs, the ioDrive Octal connects directly into a PCIe slot in a server, and is therefore treated as a high-performance, direct-access memory device. It is expected to be available this quarter.