Pillar Touts SPC Benchmark Results

Pillar Data Systems outperforms storage industry leaders in its first SPC-1 benchmark result

January 15, 2009

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Pillar Data Systems, the leading provider of Application-Aware storage systems, today announced that its Pillar Axiom 600 storage system achieved outstanding performance and leading price-performance results for business-class storage based on its first SPC-1 Benchmark Result. The Pillar Axiom delivered better overall performance and price-performance than similarly priced and configured products from EMC, IBM and NetApp.

SPC-1 consists of a single workload designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem while performing the typical functions of business-critical applications. The Pillar Axiom 600 achieved an SPC-1 performance result of 64,992.77 SPC-1 IOPS with an SPC-1 price-performance result of $8.79/SPC-1 IOPS™[1], which is the most cost effective SPC-1 result for business-class storage arrays.

As tested and published on the SPC website, the EMC CLARiiON CX3-40 achieved an SPC-1 performance result of 24,997.49 SPC-1 IOPS™ with an SPC-1 price-performance result of $20.72/SPC-1 IOPS™[2].

The IBM DS-5300 achieved an SPC-1 performance result of 58,158.69 SPC-1 IOPS™ with a price-performance result of $12.42/SPC-1 IOPS™[3]. The NetApp FAS3170 achieved an SPC-1 performance result of 60,515.34 SPC-1 IOPS™ with an SPC-1 price performance result of $10.01/SPC-1 IOPS™[4].

“While we are thrilled with producing an outstanding first SPC-1 Benchmark Result, we expect the Axiom will do even better under the intense real-world customer workloads for which it was designed. The ability of the Axiom to handle an influx of data while maintaining its high utilization rates and low operating costs is an area where the Pillar Axiom excels and truly differentiates itself from all competitors,” said Bob Maness, vice president of worldwide marketing, Pillar Data Systems.Pillar Data Systems Inc.

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