From our beginning in 2009, WHIPTAIL has taken evolutionary steps to move data at the speed of life. We were founded in New Jersey by James Candelaria who, while an IT consultant for Fortune 100 companies in the New York metro area, heard his clients repeatedly express frustration with existing data center technologies in a new world where cloud computing, mobile technology, Big Data and virtualization were rapidly changing the way businesses operate. Despite diverting more and more of their shrinking budgets into hard disk storage, his clients achieved only minimal performance improvement. Understanding the potential of solid-state Flash technology, James developed solutions to accelerate application workloads and utilize more application functionality than ever before. WHIPTAIL remains at the forefront of this paradigm shift in the storage industry.
As opposed to providing a pure hardware solution, WHIPTAIL products have a data acceleration software layer. Not only do applications run faster, but data is easier to access. WHIPTAIL significantly accelerates databases, VDI and analytics and intelligence workloads, among many others.
Our products increase the velocity of data, reduce energy and floor space consumption in the data center, ensure round-the-clock system availability and speed business operations by providing faster data analysis and report generation. As a result, WHIPTAIL customers are able to boost productivity (of staff as well as technology), to scale either up or down in response to varying market conditions and to lower the total cost of managing applications.
WHIPTAIL offers modularity – products that satisfy current needs and products that can cost-effectively be added onto the initial investment to scale up as the business expands. At the smaller end of the range is ACCELA, a high-velocity 2U storage array with up to 12 terabytes of capacity to focus on key workloads that may be underperforming.
Next in the range is INVICTA, a true enterprise-class, solid-state storage array. Using ACCELA as fundamental building blocks, INVICTA can scale up to 72 terabytes to provide high-performance, high-availability and fault tolerance throughout the data center. Also, INVICTA consumes about 80% less power and 70% less floor space than a traditional storage system.
At the top of the current range is INVICTA INFINITY that can scale up to 360 terabytes of capacity to increase performance into millions of write and read operations per second and increase throughput to tens of thousands of gigabytes per second, all with ultra-low latency.
IT professionals understand that the ability of systems to perform at the highest levels had been stifled by reliance on outdated mechanical disk drive technology. They are turning to WHIPTAIL’s 100% all-Flash arrays and custom-built solid-state storage to operate data centers at the highest transactional and analytic velocity. Why not have the entire enterprise running at a much higher level of performance, especially if doing so can save your business money, energy, time and space?
James Candelaria: WHIPTAIL is a solid-state array manufacturer. We’ve been manufacturing solid- state arrays since 2009 shipping them into the most demanding data sets for the enterprise customer.
Dan Crain: We’re one of the first of our kind to actually build a machine completely based on solid-state memory devices as opposed to mechanical magnetic disks.
Maxwell Riggsbee: Memory based storage as opposed to mechanically based storage, with respect to applications that memory based storage can have a very tight relationship, it can enable applications to function in ways that they’ve never been able to function before.
Dan: You know flash memory has been around for a long time. It’s in our cell phones, it’s in our cameras. We’ve been using it in our daily lives for over 20 years but evolving it into commercial storage of data for companies, for organizations, for Internet providers, things like that, is really a new thing.
James: Today at WHIPTAIL we offer two distinct product lines. We offer a tactical array know as ACCELA which is departmental focused or individual-workload focused to accelerate that key workload that is underperforming in your data center. Then we also offer INVICTA which is a true enterprise class solid-state storage array that can bring up to 72 terabytes of flash to bear on any number of data center problems while providing for high availability and full tolerance throughout the data center.
Dan: It’s really the first implementation of radical new technology coming from the computer industry that takes advantage of flash memory in a large scale that people can actually feel they can install in their data center and put new applications onto them.
Maxwell: Customers are really beginning to understand that their ability to perform at their highest level has been muted by the mechanical disk drive technology and they’re beginning to turn to flash and understand that its fundamental characteristics will enable them to operate at very, very high velocity which affects transactions, or customer satisfaction or analysis just to name a few.
James: You know, I’ve worked in a lot of different IT organizations. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a customer base so enthused about a product, software or hardware to the point where they are willing to shout from the rooftops the praises of the benefits that they’ve received from implementing a storage solution.