Posts Tagged ‘ PernixData ’

What Next for x86 Hardware Industry: The Death of the Blade Format?

April 3, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

The rise of server-based flash caching and other technologies like local performant storage pools, whether virtual storage appliances like the HP StoreVirtual VSA or VMware’s VSAN, marks a possible return to the days of the pizza box server in data centers across the world.

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Dell Fluid Cache for SAN

December 31, 2013
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Dell Fluid Cache for SAN

Back in mid-2011, Dell acquired RNA Networks, a small startup out of Portland, Oregon. At the time Dell purchased it, RNA had a product, MVX, that employed three different ways to pool memory across multiple servers in order to accelerate workloads. One was a way to pool memory as a storage cache in order to…

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SanDisk FlashSoft for VMware vSphere

October 14, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

In early 2012 SanDisk, well-known manufacturer of flash memory products, acquired FlashSoft. Like a number of other companies in the virtualization storage space, FlashSoft has several different products designed to use SSD and flash memory to cache storage I/O. They have specific products for Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (and clones). They…

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Proximal Data AutoCache 2.0

October 4, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

The Proximal Data AutoCache 2.0 is a great read-only, hardware-agnostic data center virtualization caching solution for VMware vSphere environments.

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Infinio Accelerator

September 27, 2013
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Infinio Accelerator

If you use NFS-based storage in your VMware virtual environment the Infinio Accelerator might be what you're looking for to match performance to capacity.

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PernixData FVP

September 20, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

2013 is the year of caching. The VMworld conference was full of news about startups using expensive-yet-fast technologies like flash, SSD, and RAM to make up for deficiencies in storage performance. One of those startups was PernixData, announcing their FVP caching product.

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Caching as a Service

September 17, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Caching is taking over the world of virtualization in an attempt to use flash, SSD, and RAM to decouple storage performance from storage capacity.

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Caching your Application, OS, or Storage

June 24, 2013
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Agile Cloud Development

There is a new set of tools available for Caching up and down the stack which we covered within Caching through out the Stack, however in reality where is the best place to cache data for your application and what are the ramifications of using such a cache. Recently, we had a caching problem, actually…

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Caching through out the Stack

April 8, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

One sure way to improve performance is to cache the non-dynamic data of any application. We did this to improve the overall performance of The Virtualization Practice website. However, there are many places within the stack to improve overall performance by caching, and this got me to thinking of all the different types. At the…

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