||Whiptail's entry level system - the 2U
- has 1.5TB to 12TB capacity and 250K / 200K R/W IOPS with 4KB blocks. Two
Accela units can be configured with asynchronous replication. |
(which uses the same internal technology and can interoperate with Accela
units) scales upto 72TB of
storage (88TB raw) in a 6 node 14U rack configuration capable of
delivering enough performance (650K IOPS, 7GB/s bandwidth, 200 microseconds
latency) to support over 10,000 virtual desktops - which according to one
Whiptail customer - gave them better user performance on virtual desktops
than real ones.
One of the key features of Whiptail's SSD systems is
the ease of integrating them into traditional storage setups and managing
resources. High availability features include LUN mirroring, LUN striping,
async replication, internal RAID, hot spares and multiple data paths for the
critical blades in the system.
However much you can read and
satisfy your questions and value comparisons in abstract conceptual form on
the web, and at trades shows and by talking to other people you trust (a time
consuming and complex decision making process which can't be safely rushed) at
the end of all that shortlisting and scoring and filtering there's no
substitute for trying out an enterprise SSD system to see how well it works
in your own environment and how easy it is to manage.
think you're ready you'll be reassured to know that Whiptail can supply
free evaluation systems for upto 15 days to users (subject to discretion and
availability) to help you all the more sooner to experience the benefits of
what they call - "data at the speed of life".
Whiptail's Accela and Invicta silicon storage arrays (video)