|[March 03, 2014]
X-IO delivers green, lean, intelligent storage machines to broaden cloud services
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
Storage industry innovator X-IO Technologies today announced it has been
selected by end-to-end services provider BroadAspect to underpin its
hosted cloud service offerings including broadband, Voice over IP
telephony (VoIP) and cloud application hosting.
With an ever growing demand for high performance production storage and
tens of thousands of users on its cloud infrastructure, BroadAspect's
existing, aging, storage infrastructure was experiencing capacity and
reliability issues. As both a customer and reseller of its storage,
BroadAspect needed a storage provider that could deliver a high
performance, high capacity solution with low Total Cost of Ownership
(TCO) to ensure its own margins were met.
After evaluating the market, it picked X-IO's ISE 200 series and the
flash-enabled ISE 700 series hybrid storage systems. As well as
providing unmatched performance, value, resilience, unlimited
scalability and an industry-leading five-year warranty, X-IO came out on
top for being able to deliver the margins required by BroadAspect.
In fact, the cost per TB, watt per TB and the TCO offered by X-IO's
solutions provided the best Return On Investment (ROI) in the industry.
Importantly for BroadAspect, the solution also provides a predictable
experience, crucial for business continuity and competitiveness in the
Nick Ellermann, CTO, BroadAspect, explained: "When going through the
tendering process we found X-IO was refreshingly honest about its
solutions and what it could do for us. In fact, X-IO was very
understated about the results we would achieve. All o the solutions are
exceeding our expectations."
"Being an end user, cloud provider and a reseller puts BroadAspect in a
unique position and as a result we need a reliable storage solution as
our foundation. We were looking for a solution that would provide us
with usable features, ultimately contributing positively to how we do
business. X-IO's unique 'Zero Touch' approach is just one of these
features saving us time and money. Not to mention the five-year
warranty, which has significantly reduced our storage costs. This means
that we can continue to grow and service our growing customer base, safe
in the knowledge that we are fully supported by a high performance
With a foundation based on reliability, performance and scalability,
X-IO's Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) radically optimizes price and
operational efficiency. Backed by years of development and research,
X-IO's ISE solves real-life storage problems and ensures business
continuity of mission critical applications. X-IO's disruptive storage
technology delivers greater efficiency to customers using less equipment
and at a lower cost.
Blair Parkhill, Marketing Vice President, X-IO, concluded: "As the cloud
provider market continues to grow at rapid rates, it is clear that
storage products need to deliver predictable performance while allowing
100% of the capacity assets to be used without any degradation of
performance, a problem all storage in the industry today is faced with -
except X-IO. It is this type of technology that allows cloud service
providers like BroadAspect, to differentiate themselves in the market,
while protecting margins."
X-IO Technologies is the only hardware company to have solved some of
the fundamental challenges of Enterprise Storage. X-IO's Intelligent
Storage Element (ISE) architecture, invented as a division of Seagate (News - Alert)
Technology, addresses the demand of customers for long duty cycle
storage, the demand of 100% capacity utilization without loss of
performance, and uniquely does not require service intervention during
Based in Colorado, the organization has offices throughout North
America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and has a proven
installation of over 6,000 units across in excess of 1,200 customers
BroadAspect is a service provider focused on delivering broadband;
hosting and voice solutions for small and medium sized commercial
enterprises. The company has a number of Managed Fiber Optic business
solutions, which scale from 50 Mbps to 1 Gbps, allowing it to offer a
comprehensive set of managed infrastructure solutions. BroadAspect's
unique offerings enable its customers to take advantage of scalable
public and private cloud technologies that drive down IT cost and
accelerate customer deployments.
Since it was founded in 2001 BroadAspect has consistently expanded its
service offerings and market reach with its fiber rich metro network
serving the mid-Atlantic region of Northern Virginia, Maryland and
Washington DC as well as servicing a worldwide cloud user base.
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