Turbocharging Transactional Telecommunication Workloads

The world-wide ubiquity of mobile phones — smart phones in particular — create complex demands upon telecommunication companies. While offering tremendous customer and revenue growth opportunities to nimble telecom operators, end users demand ever-increasing functionality and rapid response times that impose previously unimaginable transaction latency and bandwidth requirements on telecommunication IT infrastructures. Only very low-latency, high-IOPS systems can support the bandwidth and response times necessary to provision these applications. Standard, disk-based Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) infrastructures cannot.

Fusion's ioMemory platform offers telecommunication organizations the following benefits:

Faster Service to Increase Customer Adoption Rates

ioMemory's 15-microsecond write access latency ensures rapid response times to keep end users happy with application performance. At the same time, it increases workload capabilities to support the addition of innovative new features that may have been cost-prohibitive before.

Resilience to Traffic Spikes to Ensure Customer Retention

ioMemory's Virtual Storage Layer (VSL) offers applications and databases direct access to NAND flash memory without the need for RAID controllers and embedded processors, RAM, and SSD controllers. The result is predictably high-performance under all traffic patterns, for various application block sizes, with minimal queuing.

Enterprise Reliability

ioMemory includes reliability features like Adaptive Flashback Protection and 39- to 49-bit ECC to ensure that data is never lost. Its design does not use embedded RAM, which requires the use of failure-prone batteries and supercaps. In addition, it enables simpler architectures with far fewer failure points.

Increased Average Per-user Revenue and Profit

ioMemory delivers the performance of thousands of hard disks from a single device. It can also be used with ioTurbine caching software to extend existing infrastructure investments. This allows organizations to meet service-level agreements with far less hardware, while cutting costs for maintenance, floor space, and power and cooling.