BiTMICRO® N1A6 All Flash Array Delivers the Lowest Cost per I/O

FREMONT, Calif., March 29, 2016 – BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. announced that the company has achieved the lowest cost per I/O with their storage array, the MAXio® All Flash Storage N1A6.

The BiTMICRO N1A6 is one of the most cost-competitive all flash arrays in the sub-$75K category. Compared with 15 all flash arrays (some reaching prices of $350k), the N1A6 had the highest 4K random write performance and the highest 4K random read performance.

“Our N1A6 All Flash Storage delivers extreme 4k random write speed for applications with high computational demands such as big data analytics. It also provides over a half million I/Os of random read speed. The N1A6 is highly redundant to ensure data protection and system availability,” remarks Jeffrey Bunting, President of BiTMICRO Networks. “As an SSD and controller manufacturer, we can provide this system with an unmatched price to performance ratio.”

The N1A6, combining price with high IOPs, delivers a cost per I/O of $0.11 to $0.13. (This is for a fully configured N1A6 with 20TB of raw capacity and 12TB of useable capacity). The tested N1A6 included FlexiRemap data redundancy real-time software, dual redundant power-supplies, and dual 10GbE iSCSI or dual 16GbE FC connections.

When comparing the N1A6 cost per I/O to a SAS 24TB raw capacity RAID system, the N1A6 delivered over 100x more I/Os per second. Also, the cost per I/O for the hard drive RAID system was $6.25 per I/O in comparison to the $0.11 to $0.13 per I/O for the N1A6.

In reviewing available information on other all flash arrays priced between $75k and $350K, the average cost per I/O was $0.85. (The highest was roughly $1.35 per I/O). Notably, the N1A6 was the most cost effective solution with a cost of $0.11 to $0.13 per IOP.

BiTMICRO Networks, Inc., the leader in enterprise flash storage for mission-critical computing, is advancing business performance, productivity, and reliability with innovative SSD solutions. Solving real-world challenges, BiTMICRO has been developing patented ASIC designs and embedded firmware and software technology since its founding in 1995. Built upon an established history in ruggedized military and mission-critical IT surroundings, BiTMICRO actively develops, deploys, and supports versatile storage solutions. BiTMICRO is best known for exceeding the extreme performance and data integrity required for enterprise, industrial, and military environments. BiTMICRO is headquartered in Fremont, California and has a subsidiary in the Philippines.