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WHIPTAIL Delivers New Level of Performance for Partners Servicing SMB Markets

WHIPTAIL, the data storage innovator powering faster and more energy-efficient computing for today’s global businesses via flash storage, today announced the WT-1100, the newest addition to the company’s portfolio of flash-based silicon arrays. Designed for small and medium businesses (SMBs) or companies with branch offices, this addition gives customers the highest levels of choice and flexibility to scale up or scale out their application-intensive environments.

WT-1100 Enables Faster Turnkey Solutions for SMBs and Branch Offices

This low-profile, high-performance 1U solid state storage array features an installation wizard that speeds deployments, making it ideal for turnkey implementations focused on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), email and databases. The WT-1100 runs WHIPTAIL’s RACERUNNER operating system, which optimizes the write performance of NAND flash. The product will be sold through authorized WHIPTAIL partners alongside other WHIPTAIL products like ACCELA and INVICTA. The array will begin shipping in Q3 2013.

“Our partners’ success depends on their ability to deliver high performance solutions that consistently perform well over time,” said Dan Crain, CEO of WHIPTAIL. “By creating the WT-1100 we are helping our partners solve big problems for small businesses with the same quality and performance once reserved for large enterprises.”

Expansion Gives Flexibility and Choice in Deployment Options

As an entry-level complement to WHIPTAIL’s impressive arsenal of flash-based storage solutions, the WT-1100 features up to 4TB of SanDisk SSD capacity, 100,000 IOPS, and <0.1ms latency in a 1U chassis. The configuration wizard simplifies installation while RACERUNNER provides optimized performance and endurance of flash.

“Organizations of all sizes need affordable access to flash storage technology to accelerate server and storage performance,” said Steve Fingerhut, Vice President, Marketing, SanDisk Enterprise Division. “The SanDisk Enterprise SSDs deployed in the WT-1100 offer high predictable performance, trusted reliability and superior value. SanDisk enables the WT-1100 to pack enterprise level technology into a cost-effective price point, which SMBs and remote offices can fully utilize to drive their businesses.”

ACCELA is a 2U energy efficient NAND flash silicon storage array providing up to 12TB capacity while delivering 250,000 IOPS and 2GB/s throughput, which dramatically improves application response time. ACCELA supports many workloads including databases, virtual desktop infrastructures, web, email, analytics and online transactions.

INVICTA INFINITY Will Be Generally Available in July

Announced back in November 2012, INFINITY is a major expansion to WHIPTAIL’s flagship INVICTA Modular Storage Array that will scale the six-node 72TB INVICTA array up to 30 nodes and up to 360TB of all flash storage. A fully populated 30 node, 360TB INFINITY will exceed 4 million IOPS and 40GB/second throughput in real world use. INFINITY will be available to enterprise customers in July.

With INFINITY, enterprise customers can scale performance and capacity as needed, by simply adding another 12TB module. This allows for the consolidation of high performance, high demanding applications without compromise onto a single platform.

To learn more about WHIPTAIL’s suite of products, please visit


Published Tuesday, June 04, 2013 6:36 PM by David Marshall
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