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X-IO Unveils New HCI Edge Computing Appliance for Windows Server 2019 at Ignite

This week at the Microsoft Ignite conference, X-IO Technologies announced it's latest Axellio edge computing solution, in the form of an HCI appliance certified for Windows Server 2019. The new Axellio FrabicXpress Windows Server Software-Defined (WSSD) solution is designed to "scale in" by converging storage and compute in a 2U chassis, with NVMe over PCIe. 

Customers can save money with the solution by independently upgrading CPU, storage, memory and network bandwidth.  FX-WSSD provides a comprehensive software-defined "datacenter in a box" for enterprise environments and service providers to build on-premises and hybrid integration with Microsoft Azure.  
The edge-computing appliance is built on HCI standards and tenant isolation services to simplify deployment, provisioning and security of on-premises multi-tenant clouds. FX-WSSD is designed around x86 industry standard hardware and accelerated network performance with a full range of iWARP adapters from Chelsio Communications.  

The FX-WSSD is the latest addition to X-IO's Axellio FabricXpress edge computing platform that was first announced two years ago. Since then, the company introduced the technology in a portable solution that fits into two suitcases, including one that is small enough to carry on a plane. Axellio FabricXpress is also available as a micro cloud and micro data center solution. 

"Where once it might have taken a team of IT pros to deploy a datacenter, Axellio and Microsoft are making it possible for one person to establish and manage their sophisticated workloads that demand peak performance," said X-IO CEO Bill Miller. "With FabricXpress, we're changing the way people think about edge computing, evolving the technology to become a cornerstone of today's modern datacenter."

The FX-WSSD package, which is being demonstrated this week at Ignite in the Windows Server & Storage Center area Booth AIC137, is another way that HCI seems to be evolving beyond the basic core covered building blocks. 

"As HCI adoption increases, the technology is being seen as much more than a combination of compute and storage," said ESG Senior Analyst Mike Leone. "The work and collaboration between Microsoft and X-IO shows how the technology is advancing through software that enables organizations to freely move workloads between Azure and the Axellio FabricXpress platform. Networking, mobility and scalability within the platforms are the types of differentiators that will speed further adoption on both the SMB and enterprise level."

Published Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:26 AM by David Marshall
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