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Storage Efficiency: The Key to Green Storage Operation
Energy consumption and efficiency within a data center and effective use of compute and storage resources is fast becoming one of the most critical areas in IT. As such, what began decades ago with such entities as the channelattached I/O controller, SCSI protocol, and RAID techniques has now been put to further scrutiny, and found wanting.
In response to the challenge, Xiotech has ended the era of inefficient storage with its Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) technology that tightly integrates drive, enclosure, and controller software; pools storage (disk drives) into a singular element that is 20 to 40 times the capacity of a typical disk drive; and distributes much of the processing power and cache into the enclosure. The unique ISE design also significantly reduces vibration and improves cooling. The result is a highly efficient storage system that also provides unmatched reliability and performance.