Reduxio HX550: Simple, Efficient, Hybrid Flash Storage according to ESG Labs. "ESG Lab validated the Reduxio HX550 hybrid flash array with a focus on ease of use and performance. The HX550’s innovative architecture can bring the performance advantages of flash to more of your workloads; in addition, the Backdating feature serves as an enterprise-class “time machine,” enabling instant restore to one-second recovery points without using snapshots."
Reduxio’s storage systems can be managed by CLI or using the web-based Reduxio Storage Manager from any desktop, laptop, or mobile device, and the interface is touch-ready.
Each HX550 has dual controllers for high availability; redundant power supplies with battery backup; eight 800GB SSD drives and 16 2TB SATA drives; four 10GbE SFP+ iSCSI ports for data; and two 1GbE copper ports for system management.
NoDup. Reduxio calls this feature NoDup because no duplicate data is stored on any media in the system. As data enters the array, it is chunked into 8K blocks and deduplicated, and the unique blocks are compressed—all in real time. Data after deduplication and compression is stored in the system’s DRAM cache. NoDup is global and always active, so no duplicate data is ever stored across SSDs or HDDs, or across volumes, clones, or historical data saved for data recovery. This makes the system extremely efficient.
Tier-X. This automated, blocklevel tiering across SSD and HDD is always on. Deduplicated and compressed data is stored first on SSD, and as that fills, Tier-X algorithms identify the less-used data, which is then automatically moved to HDD with no administrative intervention.