The XtremIO Storage
Array is an all-flash system, based on a scale-out architecture. The system
uses building blocks, called X-Bricks, which can be clustered together. The
system operation, controlled by a stand-alone dedicated Linux-based server, is
Server (XMS). Each XtremIO cluster requires an XMS host, which can be
either a physical or a virtual server. A single XMS host can manage multiple
clusters, so a single cluster may not require its own XMS host. The array
continues operating if it is disconnected from the XMS, but cannot be
configured or monitored.
architecture is designed to deliver the full performance potential of flash.
Linear scaling of all resources, such as CPU, RAM, SSDs, and host ports, is
done in a balanced manner. This allows the array to achieve any desired
performance level, while maintaining consistency of performance that is
critical to predictable application behavior. The XtremIO Storage Array
provides a high level of performance that is consistent over time, system
conditions, and access patterns. It is designed for high-granularity true
level is not affected by capacity utilization level, number of volumes, or
aging effects. Moreover, performance is not based on a "shared cache"
architecture and is not affected by the data set size or data access pattern.
Due to its content-aware storage architecture, XtremIO provides:
Even distribution of data blocks, inherently leading to maximum performance and minimal flash wear
Even distribution of metadata
Freedom from hotspots in data or metadata
Easy setup and no tuning
Advanced storage functionality, including Inline Data Deduplication and Compression, thin provisioning, advanced data protection (XDP), snapshots, and more