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X-IO has a long term (over two decades with different names) of expertise to deliver unmatched price/performance for enterprise applications. After extensive research and development, now they announced a major update to its storage technology.

The X-IO’s Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) G3 Storage Arrays is offered in a wide range of hard disk and flash enabled configurations, each designed to address the most challenging performance demands of today’s datacenters. The ISE deeply integrates with a wide variety of operating systems and hypervisors, making it a perfect solution for virtualization and server administrators.

And still with the standard (for X-IO) 5-year warranty.

The third generation ISE HDD and hybrid storage products offer a 65% performance improvement, increased connectivity, more choice of capacity options, 40Gb/s iSCSI connectivity for all models, and new features such as Quality of Service and Thin Provisioning to optimize efficiency. Also enhances manageability and solution integration for all ISE storage products:

  • ISE firmware version 3.1 provides more efficient management and control of storage resources with added iSCSI support for heterogeneous connectivity, quality of service capabilities and thin provisioning for greater flexibility of storage allocations.
  • Expanded solution integration includes simplified administration in virtualization and cloud environments are delivered by integration with VMware vRealize Operations, VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness (VASA), and vSphere Web Client; and new OpenStack cinder driver.
  • New features in ISE Manager Suite 4.1 software include enhanced dashboards; instant integration and support for emerging technologies; and storage resource management.

The main new products will been:

For more information about X-IO and how unique are their products (compared to the most of the storage solutions), see also those previous reports:


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.