LONDON Fusion-io Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah), a vendor of high bandwidth solid-state drives based on NAND flash memory, has said that its ioMemory technology will be used in IBM's family of System X servers.
IBM will build around it something called the High IOPS Adapter, which is intended to help database, application and system administrators better architect data centers. Fusion-io said that in certain circumstances data-heavy graphics and 3-D renderings from medical research could be processed in minutes instead of hours as a result of using its technology.
Additionally, the power and cooling costs of these solid-state technologies are less than one percent of traditional spinning drives. The IBM High IOPS Adapter offers chip-level redundancy to provide reliability.
"We are excited to collaborate with IBM and bring easily managed, server-deployed solid-state technology to more of the world's system and database administrators," said David Flynn, CTO and president of Fusion-io, in a statement. "In addition to the data performance improvements and industry-leading reliability, IBM customers have the ability to significantly reduce capital equipment, floor space and power consumed by their data center operations, enabling innovation at all levels of the data center architecture."
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