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					RackTop Systems Delivers Extraordinary IOPS in a 2U ZFS Storage
Appliance, zFLASH
 Powered by NexentaStor, zFLASH is a ZFS solution that is able to deliver extreme performance
 and the IOPS necessary for virtual machines, databases, and other applications that require
 extreme random input output operations.

                                                                          ZFS appliances,
Online PR News – 18-October-2011 Columbia, MD – RackTop Systems, a leader in
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introduces zFlash , an enterprise-class storage appliance that uses only solid state memory for storage.
Powered by NexentaStor, zFLASH is a ZFS solution that is able to deliver extreme performance and the
IOPS necessary for virtual machines, databases, and other applications that require extreme random input
output operations.

zFLASH is part of RackTop’s BrickStor storage appliance line. The solution offers scalability from 1.2TB up
to 11.2TBs in a 2U rack mount storage enclosure. RackTop is launching zFlash in three initial models, each
with increasing performance and scalable capacity. The entry level zFLASH-100 delivers an unassailable
number of IOPS yet has a starting price of under $15,000. zFLASH is priced and architected to enable SMB
and Enterprise customers alike to take advantage of the extreme performance of an all SSD storage tier.
Unlike many competing storage solutions, zFLASH includes licensing for both block and file protocols
including iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, and incorporates features such as inline compression, deduplication,
replication, and snapshots at no additional cost.

zFLASH is an eco-friendly storage appliance. The use of SSDs greatly reduces power consumption all the
while delivering an unprecedented amount of capacity and IO within a small form factor. A storage
appliance that uses 15K RPM SAS drives for storage would require thousands of drives to provide the same
amount of IOPS zFLASH delivers in a single 2U enclosure. zFLASH doesn’t use auto-tiering, a process that
moves less frequently accessed data from the highest performing tier to a lower performing tier, eliminating
excess power usage every time data is moved to a new tier. BrickStor zFlash delivers consistent read and
write performance across the entire storage volume, unlike solutions that use solid state drives solely for
caching. zFLASH leverages the inherent capabilities of ZFS to further accelerate hot block reads direct from
RAM.

Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta Systems, says, “RackTop’s zFLASH is a great solution for customers who
need enterprise data integrity and extreme performance. It is really exciting to see this solution in the
market. Other solutions would require a building of disks to deliver this kind of performance.”

Learn more about RackTop Systems, zFLASH, and their other data storage solutions at
http://www.racktopsystems.com .

About RackTop Systems

RackTop Systems is a developer of foundational IT appliances, focused on designing valuable, easy to use
and economical computing solutions for businesses and organizations of all sizes. RackTop combines best
in class software and service solutions with optimized hardware designed to shorten the time between
implementation and seeing the difference it makes within the customer’s business.

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rebecca@web-savvy-marketing.com
http://www.web-savvy-marketing.com
1873 Cheshire Lane
Commerce Township
MI
48382
United States

				
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