Today marks an exciting day for Software-Defined Storage (SDS) and all-flash customers. Today, we unveil Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, comprised of modern Dell PowerEdge Servers pre-qualified and pre-configured to run ScaleIO Software to provide a software defined, all-flash storage foundation for your modern data center – there is no need for a separate SAN network or array.
In November 2013, we launched XtremIO into the market. In mid-2014, IDC validated that within the first seven months of availability, XtremIO had vaulted EMC to the #1 position in all flash array market share. In August 2014, Gartner named EMC a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays*.
Last Friday, Gartner published, “Market Analysis: SSD and Solid-State Arrays, Worldwide, 2014”** by Joseph Unsworth and John Monroe. EMC, propelled almost exclusively by XtremIO, ranked as the #1 vendor for revenue from shipments of SSAs with a notable lead of over 11 percentage points of market share ahead of the next vendor on the list.
EMC’s XtremIO all-flash array has had a blockbuster year by all measures. While celebrating the fact that the XtremIO product line not only leads the industry in revenue and market share, it also is the fastest-growing storage array in EMC history. XtremIO array sales rocketed to a $500 million annualized demand run-rate in its first three complete quarters, with about 30% of systems being sold to net-new EMC customers. Why? XtremIO all-flash arrays deliver transformational simplicity, acceleration, consolidation, and agility for databases, analytics, business applications, private/hybrid cloud, and VDI.
Today, EMC announced general availability of the XtremIO (aka Project X) – all-flash storage array, redefining what’s possible with all-flash array storage.
Flash is supposed to be fast, but with XtremIO customers get much more than just speed – XtremIO sets the bar higher in the flash array market. Customers seem to agree, with already ~10PB of effective deduplicated capacity purchased as part of the Directed Availability program (which we announced in March 2013).
The Flash Products Division—and the XtremIO team—are all back in the office after coming off of a very busy and exciting week in Santa Clara at last week’s Flash Memory Summit. I’m proud to announce that XtremIO received two awards during the event.
The first award, announced on Tuesday, was presented by IT Brand Pulse and named XtremIO the 2013 SSD Brand Leader for all-flash, SAN SSD storage arrays. XtremIO nearly swept the categories, winning for market leader, performance leader, reliability leader, service and support leader, and innovation leader. This award was based on a survey of IT professionals, which can be purchased here.
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