The EMC XtremIO from EMC Corp. can provide consistent and predictable extreme performance to any application workload over any period of time, regardless of whether the array is idle or busy, empty or full. To achieve this, the array features several unique flash innovations: a scale-out multi-controller architecture with linear scalability; deduplication that is always on, and always inline; data protection that is 6X more efficient and 4X faster than traditional RAID. The array has four key technologies work in concert to maximize performance without compromising efficiency or durability: Content-Based Data Placement, Dual-Stage Metadata Engine, XtremIO Data Protection (XDP) and Shared In-Memory Metadata. The array is a scale-out array based on building blocks called X-Bricks. Each X-Brick is available with 10TB of capacity– with an additional option for 20TB of capacity expected to be available early next year. The array can deliver up to one million fully random IOPS with over 250TB of effective capacity in a single cluster with inline deduplication. A single cluster scales from two to eight controllers and up to 128 cores, capable of handling any OLTP Database, virtual server and VDI workload – with all data services active. The array is integrated within the EMC ecosystem to provide additional capabilities, ease-of-use, and compatibility. A VCE Vblock Specialized System for Extreme Applications based on the all-flash arrays provides unparalleled VDI end-user computing performance at unprecedented cost per virtual desktop, which customers can begin ordering by the end of 2013. Management of the array is also integrated with VMware vSphere and accelerated with VMware’s VAAI storage APIs, and the array is supported with other EMC technologies including EMC VPLEX, EMC PowerPath and EMC Secure Remote Support (ESRS).