Pillar Data Systems Achieves Outstanding Performance in Its First SPC-1 Benchmark Result

Pillar Data Systems 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, delivering better overall performance and price-performance than similarly priced and configured products. 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.

"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," says Bob Maness, vice president of worldwide marketing, Pillar Data Systems.

The performance of applications depends on I/O and transfer rates, not capacity alone, and according to Pillar, it was with this premise that the Axiom was designed. The Pillar Axiom 600 increases efficiency by assigning priorities to applications and reducing I/O bottlenecks, while increasing transfer rates. Because the Pillar system can sustain utilization rates well above 80 percent without compromising performance, the company contends that it lets customers use more of the capacity they buy.

The SPC is a non-profit corporation founded to define, standardize and promote storage system benchmarks and to disseminate objective, verifiable performance data to the computer industry and its customers. The goal of the SPC is to serve as a catalyst for performance improvement in storage subsystems. It works to foster the free and open exchange of ideas and information, and to ensure fair and vigorous competition between vendors as a means of improving the products and services available to the general public. For a complete list of SPC Results, go here. For information about Pillar, go here.