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ESG Validates Ibrix Performance

BILLERICA, Mass. -- IBRIX Inc., the leader in scalable file serving solutions, today announced the availability of the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Lab Validation report, IBRIX Fusion: Simple Scalable File System (April 2008). Testing commissioned by IBRIX and conducted independently by ESG, a leading information technology analyst firm, concluded that IBRIX Fusion™ is well suited for managing data in large-scale grid, cluster, and enterprise computing environments. ESG evaluated IBRIX Fusion’s performance running Kdb, a financial services application, and found that it delivers near perfect linear performance scalability with data of any type or size. The typical workload characteristics of the Kdb application are random I/O with many file metadata operations.

In addition, the ESG Lab validation report, IBRIX Fusion: Simple Scalable File System, explores how IBRIX Fusion leverages standards-based servers and storage to create a fast and scalable networked file system. The storage software was cited for its ability to address the challenge of managing the ever-increasing volume of unstructured file data, particularly in IT environments that need to provide online access to shared files for business critical applications.

“Over the years, ESG has been impressed with IBRIX’s large customer wins in the high performance computing, online services, and media and entertainment markets and more recently its success in grid computing specifically with financial services,” said Claude Bouffard, Lab Engineer, ESG. “During testing, we discovered that the IBRIX Fusion architecture works exactly as advertised—it is scalable and fast for a wide variety of applications, it is fault tolerant, and its factory-install configuration makes it easy to deploy. The software also works seamlessly with any hardware solution and its performance numbers are impressive, but the bottom line is that IBRIX Fusion delivers excellent price-performance.”

Ibrix Inc.