WhipTail Technologies has launched a 6TB SSD appliance which it claims provides mid- to large-sized enterprises with the highest-capacity SSD tier 0 appliance with the smallest footprint.

Manufactured as a 2 rack unit (2U), WhipTail is now available in 1.5, 3.0 and 6.0 TB and varying levels of redundancies.

It is best suited for enterprises with poorly performing databases, over-taxed virtualization storage pools and underperforming email systems.

The company said that, when compared with traditional storage, the WhipTail SSD appliance:

  • Accelerates the delivery of data by a factor of 10
  • Reduces report run time by a factor of 10
  • Provides up to a 90 percent energy savings
  • Reduces the data center footprint by 60 percent
  • Reduces database report generation and load time by 90 percent

WhipTail pricing starts at USD $46,000 for a 1.5 TB system.

Ed Rebholz, CEO of WhipTail Technologies, said one of Tier 0 storage’s downfalls to date has been the perception within the industry that it’s too expensive.

"Since WhipTail’s introduction earlier this year, we’ve already made significant strides in helping our industry peers to gain a new perspective," he said.

"And in introducing the 6TB capacity, not only is WhipTail setting the bar for performance, footprint and affordability, but now we’re the SSD capacity leader."

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