X-IO: Software-defined what?

X-IO, born in 2007 and based in Colorado Springs (CO), is the result of the fusion of XioTech and the Advanced Storage Architecture division of Seagate (yes, the Hard Disk vendor). It’s not a proper startup actually (XioTech was born in 1995) but it does have most of the characteristics, of which the most important seems to be innovation. In a world of Software-defined everything they have chosen just the opposite direction with a product that relies on a strong hardware architecture and few (if any) software frills… but it doesn’t mean that it isn’t a good solution for...

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