On January 11, 2021, TechTarget’s Storage Magazine & SearchStorage.com announced their finalists for the annual Products of the Year Awards 2020. SmartX Halo P series appliance was selected as one of the top 5 finalists in Hyper-converged & Composable Infrastructure category.

This year, Storage Magazine & SearchStorage.com recognized 47 enterprise storage products in five categories: “Backup and DR Hardware/Software/Services”, “Cloud Storage”, “Disk and Disk Subsystems”, “Hyper-converged and Composable Infrastructures”, and “Storage System and Application Software”. The panel reviewed each of the entrants and scored each product based on innovation, performance, ease of integration, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.

In Hyper-converged & Composable Infrastructure, SmartX Halo P series appliance was recognized as the top 5 finalists among VMware vSAN 7.0., Dell EMC VxRail E Series with Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem), DataOn K2N-224, and Scale Computing HE150 appliance.

SmartX Halo P series appliance’s key differentiations are speed (IO performance) and time to market. Built with SmartX’s home grown SMTX OS, a 3-node SmartX Halo P series appliance can reach 1.2 million IOPS, 25 GB bandwidth, while the latency at the application side maintained below 100 microseconds.

With end-to-end optimization across computing virtualization, storage network, and storage medium, SmartX Halo P series appliance is capable for mission-critical applications such as transaction databases or machine learnings with high demand IO requests. In addition, SmartX Halo P series appliance performance can increase the density of virtual machines, simplify the number of servers deployed and reduce TCO. SmartX Halo P series appliance was deployed & proven in multiple financial institutes.

For More information:

Press release: SmartX Releases First HCI Solution Using Intel Optane PMEM in APP Direct Mode to Achieve Ultra-low Latency

Product video: A High performance and Low latency HCI Solution Based on SMTX OS and Intel Optane Persistent Memory