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ISE Station X Large-Scale Configurations

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The ISE 700 series provides Tier 0 and Tier 1 ultra-high performance storage arrays providing between between 7.2 TB and 28.8 TB of usable capacity and up to 300,000 IOPS, using a combination of flash drives and enterprise-grade, high performance HDDs, managed by X-IO’s patented, intelligent Continuous Adaptive Data Placement (CADP) engine.

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Compatible with

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service
  • XenDesktop 7.0
  • XenDesktop 7.1
  • XenDesktop 7.11
  • XenDesktop 7.12
  • XenDesktop 7.13
  • XenDesktop 7.14
  • XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR
  • XenDesktop 7.16
  • XenDesktop 7.17
  • XenDesktop 7.5
  • XenDesktop 7.6
  • XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR
  • XenDesktop 7.7
  • XenDesktop 7.8
  • XenDesktop 7.9
  • XenServer 6.0
  • XenServer 6.0.2
  • XenServer 6.1
  • XenServer 6.2


  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service (XenApp & XenDesktop service)
  • Citrix Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)
  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

High Performance Storage Consolidation and business intelligence are key themes in today’s IT. Consolidation brings with it challenges in server multi-tenancy and hosted desktops while database management systems become the keys to a successful business. In both cases fast and reliable solutions lead to a more productive and profitable enterprise. The Hyper ISE is a storage system that keeps pace with the performance demands of today’s IT without the high cost it takes traditional storage systems to keep up. Hyper ISE provides an ideal balance of price, performance, capacity, and reliability by combining SSD and HDD together into a single hybrid pool of capacity to provide SSD performance at HDD pricing. Hyper ISE outperforms systems that are up to ten times more expensive and provides better total cost of ownership (TCO) by reducing operating costs associated with management, power, cooling, and datacenter footprint.

True Hybrid Storage Hyper ISE is a hybrid storage system that uses SSD and HDD as single pool of storage, creating the ideal balance of price, performance, and capacity. It includes patented Continuous Adaptive Data Placement (CADP) software, which analyzes the behavior of application I/O and automatically places hotspot data onto SSD only if measurable performance gains will be achieved. Otherwise, CADP keeps the data on high-performance HDD, ensuring the more expensive SSD resources are fully optimized and available for performance-driven data. A fundamental advantage of X-IO Hyper ISE technology; out of the box and without setting up any performance policies, it provides the greatest levels of application performance with the most efficient use of storage resources.

Application Acceleration Many customers are using Hyper ISE for database applications because it cost-effectively provides high performance for transactions, queries, analytics, and reporting. Virtualization is another major use case; Hyper ISE can support thousands of virtual desktops with optimal performance and capacity. Additionally, Hyper ISE breaks the performance bottleneck often found in the virtual data center, resulting in increased productivity through faster VDI logins and far greater consolidation ratios of virtual-to-physical servers.

Fast Forever Data growth has a deep impact on capacity and with it an increasing demand for high performance at low latency. The Hyper ISE storage system was designed for performance, even as it reaches high levels of capacity utilization, during RAID rebuilds, data movement, or when drive issues arise. Hyper ISE has been architected to minimize the performance degradation that is felt by the users and applications during any and all of these conditions. Leveraging the proven technology of HDD and blending that with the amazing performance of SSD means that Hyper ISE can be fast forever.

The X-IO Intelligent Storage Element (ISE) is available in both all-HDD variants (our ISE 200 series) and hybrid variants (our ISE 700 series). For both virtualization and RDBMS-based workloads, X-IOs all-HDD ISE 200 units routinely out-perform competitive hybrid storage arrays, and our ISE 700 hybrid storage arrays routinely outperform competitive all-flash storage arrays.

ISEs scale linearly, in 3U increments, and can be mixed in any combination to tune the underlying storage infrastructure for particular workloads.

ISE Station X pre-packaged large-scale data center configurations combine ISE 200 and ISE 700 series units into large-scale storage arrays for a wide variety of typical cloud service provider, telecommunications and media, and enterprise data center workloads.


  • Linearly scalable performance with capacity
  • High performance SAS, SSD and HDD
  • FC-SAN storage system
  • Supports high performance throughout entire lifecycle
  • 10 pairs of fully active-active controllers
  • Self-healing storage with head-level sparing and full internal telemetry
  • Easy to use and fast deployment
  • Cloud-based RESTful management interface
  • Low power and cooling requirements
  • Low TCO with zero-touch maintenance and free 5-year hardware warranty

Available, worldwide.