Check in my all-flash server-storage system? You must be mad! I'm taking it on-board

www.theregister.co.uk | 9/14/2017 | Staff
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X-IO has devised a portable Axellio all-flash server/storage system that you can take on an airline, with the flash in the overhead locker and the main enclosure in checked luggage in the hold.

Er, why? So disaster relief teams have the compute and storage power they need to help plan a better disaster relief response. But wouldn’t a bunch of notebook computers be sufficient? Apparently not.

Quote - Duncan - Stewart - Air - Force

A canned quote from Duncan Stewart, retired Air Force officer and X-IO director of strategic development, stated:

“It’s a logistical nightmare to quickly move with large amounts of hardware and classified data. The teams want to be able to throw their gear in a case and jump on a commercial flight.”

Boss - CEO - Bill - Miller - Marketing

His boss, CEO Bill Miller, added some marketing spiel colour to this point:

“Sometimes you must take the power of advanced computing to the epicenter of a crisis or event. By putting Axellio on a plane and then at the scene, deployable teams have the power they need to quickly analyse and address any event with a unique combination of performance, density and cost at a remarkably small and easily portable footprint. No other technology can simultaneously ingest and process large data flows at such high-performance speeds and such low cost.”

Reginald - Hyde - Deputy - Undersecretary - Defense

And Reginald Hyde, former deputy undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, added an intelligence angle. "Portable Axellio is a fast, powerful, and portable edge computing solution that provides military and intelligence units the capability necessary to maintain global vigilance and readiness in a dangerous world."

A brochure says the system is perfect for cyber protection teams,...
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