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Pillar Adds SSDs to Axiom

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Pillar Data Systems, the leading provider of Application-Aware storage systems, today announced it has once again redefined the capabilities of the enterprise storage market. Through its innovative use of Solid State Drives (SSD) in the Pillar Axiom storage system, Pillar can deliver the single best $/IOP in the storage market today. In fact, Pillar will drive down the $/IOP of SSDs to half that of traditional Fibre Channel drives. Additionally, these new SSD Bricks will drive down overall power consumption by up to 85 percent.

In a recent SPC-1 Benchmark result, the Pillar Axiom ranked first in overall performance and price/performance among similarly priced and configured products from EMC, IBM and NetApp. Todays announcement significantly extends Pillar’s leadership in helping customers reduce total cost of ownership and achieve data center efficiency.

“In support of Pillar’s promise to drive innovation and help customers maximize ROI, we’re making SSD technology affordable,” said Mike Workman, CEO and Chairman, Pillar Data Systems. “Through independent testing, the Pillar Axiom has been established as the most efficient, best performing storage system in its class. Now we’re using Pillar’s patented technology to deliver SSDs in an entirely groundbreaking way.”

Pillar Data Systems Inc.