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GridIron Intros New Flash Storage Appliance, Hybrid Flash Array

Flash storage developer GridIron Systems in October updated its TurboCharger flash-based appliance and unveiled a new hybrid flash array that ties the TurboCharger to a NetApp Engenio storage box.

GridIron's TurboCharger GT-1500 flash storage solution sits between a server and a SAN to accelerate storage operations by optimizing the traffic between the two.

The TurboCharger drops in the network between the server and the SAN to immediately double storage performance, GridIron said. It features 500,000 IOPS performance, or 1 million IOPS in a dual configuration, as well as 3.2-GHz per second bandwidth with up to 128-TB total flash storage capacity.

Also new is the OneAppliance hybrid flash array, which marries a pair of TurboCharger GT-1500 appliances with a NetApp Engenio E-5400 series array.