Evaluator Group Validates StorONE's AFAn claim of 1 Million IOPS for $50,000

NEW YORK--()--Today StorONE is making available the results of Evaluator Group’s independent testing of StorONE's Intel Optane powered, All-Flash Array.next (AFAn). The report details the consulting firm's extensive testing of StorONE's AFAn solution and validates its claim as a $ per IOPS leader. The system that was tested delivered over 1 million non-cached IOPS, and it is available on StorONE's TRUprice website for less than $50,000!

"We found StorONE's All-Flash Array.next to be an impressive solution for enterprises looking to improve storage performance while decreasing latency for critical applications", said Russ Fellows, Senior Partner at Evaluator Group. "The StorONE system intelligently uses Optane and QLC flash to provide consistently excellent application performance along with high capacity in a cost-effective and affordable storage array.”

Evaluator Group put StorONE's AFAn through a rigorous series of testing to verify its performance on various workloads with block sizes ranging from 4K to 128K. Their testing measured both read and write IOPS, as well as latency. An eleven-page report details all aspects of the testing and guides IT professionals to leverage this type of performance, as it is now affordable.

The AFAn uses Intel Optane as a storage tier, not a cache, enabling write-intensive workloads to benefit fully from the Optane technology. The AFAn also integrates QLC as a capacity tier, automatically moving inactive data from the Optane tier to the QLC tier to lower costs.

Gal Naor, Co-Founder, and CEO stated, “I am incredibly proud that an independent testing company specializing in storage performance confirms what StorONE has been claiming for years: the ability to achieve maximum per drive performance. In this case, from four Optane drives with a single node, we delivered more than one million IOPS! Our competitors need dozens of drives and numerous nodes to achieve a quarter of that.

We began our mission of transparency by publishing prices, and now, we are sharing the performance results of our most entry-level system. I continue to call on all the storage field players to share their prices and performance results with the whole community.”

Some of the key findings of the report (based on testing performed on an entry-level $50k system) are:

  • Customers can expect a linear scale of performance in more robust configurations.
  • Over 1 million, non-cached read IO/s at sub-1 ms for transactional (4KB)
  • All tests had media failure protection active (StorONE's vRAID)
  • 32KB read: 223,182 I/Os per second at 0.86 ms latency.
  • Less than $0.05 per IOPS.
  • Nearly 7 GB/s of read throughput for large block (128 KB) workloads.
  • No Caching. High Performance. Guaranteed Data Integrity.

Database Storage with a Future

Because of the expansion of in-server RAM, database servers are write-intensive to the storage tier. They need high IOPS write-performance at very low latencies. The entry-level AFAn system is ideal for these database workloads, delivering hundreds of thousands of write IOPS at very low latencies. However, because the AFAn leverages the StorONE Enterprise Storage Platform software, organizations can expand the use case beyond just database storage and provide storage for virtualization and file-based workloads.

"StorONE is taking a different approach to the storage market than most other storage vendors. Instead of placing one feature on the legacy storage engines, we created a new engine that can extract maximum performance from all the available resources with all features active. In some cases, like Intel Optane, that means delivering over one million IOPS from just a few drives; in other cases, it means ensuring that it protected a write-sensitive but cost-effective technology like QLC from early burnout. The AFAn embodies these efforts into a single solution that delivers unprecedented $ per IOPS," said George Crump, StorONE's Chief Marketing Officer.

A full copy of the report can be accessed here.

To learn more, join StorONE and Evaluator Group for a live webinar this Thursday, December 10th, at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT. During the webinar, the way in which storage systems need to evolve to keep pace with modern database infrastructure demands will be discussed and the report results will be summarized. To register, please go to: https://www.storone.com/three-ways-to-improve-database-storage-performance-with-intel-optane/

About StorONE

Founded in 2011, StorONE is transforming storage with a new class of storage software that provides better results. Our founders are entrepreneurs with a proven track record of success, and top-tier industry luminaries and strategic investors back the company. StorONE spent seven years developing a new platform for enterprise storage and has been rewarded with over 50 patents.

These efforts have led to StorONE's S1 Enterprise Storage Platform delivery, which provides better $ per IOPS, better $ per GB, and better data reliability than competing platforms. The platform's portfolio ranges from the Optane powered AFAn, All-Flash Arrays delivering 100K to 900K IOPS. Our Hybrid Arrays can support four tiers or more of storage and NAS/Backup solutions priced at less than a penny per GB. The platform is also protocol-independent, including fibre, iSCSI, NVMe-oF, NFS, SMB, and S3.

StorONE - Simply Better Storage


Karen Crump, StorONE’s Director of Marketing
+1 (817) 470-7532

Release Summary

Evaluator Group tests StorONE's All-Flash Array.next, proving them to be a $ per IOPS leader. AFAn delivers 1 million+ IOPS for less than $50k


Karen Crump, StorONE’s Director of Marketing
+1 (817) 470-7532