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Echostreams is Teaming up with CacheIO and Orange Silicon Valley to Demonstrate 2 Million tpmC Flash Storage at ISC2014 in Leipzig, Germany

Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC today announced the proof-of-concept demo for an all-SSD-flash storage solution for high-performance-computing at International Supercomputing Conference 2014, reaching 2 million transactions per minute running Oracle RAC 12c Performance test. The benchmark test at Orange Silicon Valley consists of five commodity servers running Oracle 12c Real Application Cluster software, CacheIO FlashCache Appliance based on Echostreams patented FlacheSAN2 flash server, and commodity iSCSI array. For detailed configuration and test results, please visit http://www.cacheio.com/osv_benchmark. Besides high IOPs and tpmC, FlacheSAN2 also provides up to 170 Gbit/s throughput sustained random read. For more information, please visit www.echostreams.com.

“Many enterprises are looking to increase the performance of their mission critical databases to accelerate their business processes. The emerging all-flash storage arrays require a complete replacement of existing disk arrays, incurring high capital and data migration costs, as well as lacking in mature storage management features that customers have depended on for years. Server-side flash does not scale to cache all active data, making its latency and throughput profile more similar to that of spinning disks than flash memory,” said Bang Change, CEO of CacheIO. “CacheIO network cache scales to 23TB flash capacity per RU (Rack Unit) at one-fifth the cost of all-flash arrays, servicing all active data at sub millisecond latency while increasing disk array utilization from 30% to 80%. As a shared network resource, CacheIO flash cache allows service providers and enterprise customers to monetize performance by provisioning performance dynamically based on service level agreements.”

“We are always looking for emerging technology that can accelerate database performance and help us increase disk utilization and also preserve existing legacy storage investments to serve the ever increasing need for capacity. CacheIO has demonstrated one of the top Transactions-Per-Minute benchmark results accelerating low cost iSCSI SATA storage. To a service provider like Orange, it has the important benefit of provisioning performance based on SLAs, allowing us to monetize performance as a utility,” said Jérome Laudouar, VP, IT Infrastructure Technologies & Engineering of Orange.

“Storage used to be the bottleneck in supercomputing environment and is being neglected due to the limitation of rotating drives’ performance. With flash SSD technology maturing and the abundance of I/O bandwidth offered by the Intel Xeon server platforms, we are able to create unique and purpose-built solutions to improve and push the storage performance envelope to a new high. The FlacheSAN2 solution is designed specifically for SSD flash to address the performance bottleneck while increasing energy efficiency and storage density,” said Gene Lee, President and CEO of Echostreams Innovative Solutions. “Our FlacheSAN2 solution provides users twice the storage capacity and twice the performance while being able to maintain less CapEx and OpEx costs compared to any competing solution.”

About Echostreams

Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC is a U.S. based white-box OEM/ODM solution platforms provider, committed to turn creative ideas into problem-solving innovative products. Echostreams partners with technology leaders and solution integrators to offer purpose-built solutions to companies who are supporting the world’s IT Infrastructures. Echostreams’ products can be found on www.echostreams.com, and fully integrated FlacheSAN2™ solutions can be OEM’ed through quality integrators and value-add distributors listed at www.echostreams.com.

Echostreams and FlacheSAN2™ are registered trademarks of Echostreams Innovative Solutions LLC. All other names and trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

About CacheIO

CacheIO develops a portfolio of all-flash storage systems including all-flash cache and all-flash array. Combining patent pending flash optimization software with commodity hardware, CacheIO has demonstrated unprecedented performance and cost per gigabyte for both IOPS-intensive applications (databases and virtual machines) and bandwidth-intensive applications (uncompressed 4K media production and big data analytics). For more information, visit www.cacheio.com.

About Orange

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2013 and has 164,000 employees worldwide at 31 March 2014, including 101,000 employees in France. Present in 30 countries, the Group has a total customer base of more than 239 million customers at 31 March 2014, including 182 million mobile customers and 16 million fixed broadband customers worldwide. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.

Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

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