"Caching technology is a powerful tool for large-scale enterprises looking to add the value of flash performance without forklift SAN replacements," said
Server and storage systems have long relied on caching to speed local performance. The practice of caching across the data center is rapidly growing since server flash is 1,000 times less expensive than disk drives when examined in a cost per operation analysis. The cost reductions and performance benefits accumulate quickly for customers at scale. A leading Fusion-io healthcare customer reported that caching with ioTurbine enabled it to offload 1.6 billion operations from its SAN in a recent 30 day period.
"Caching can drive improved I/O efficiency and cost savings by ensuring that servers and storage each focus on their core respective competencies of performance and capacity," said
When caching is used to support hundreds or thousands of VMs, data management becomes a critical consideration. Fusion ioTurbine offers common management across physical and virtual servers to simplify deployment at scale. The new ioTurbine software is also optimized for integration with central management reporting solutions such as
"Server caching helps enterprises accelerate the value of their IT infrastructure with a solution that maximizes the potential of both servers and shared storage," said
Fusion-io is also introducing the ioTurbine Fast Flash program, which offers non-intrusive assessments of specific customer workloads, return on investment analysis, hands-on integration support, and volume pricing for companies adding caching in multiple servers. Launching today and continuing until the end of the VMware Partner Exchange conference in
Fusion ioTurbine software is available today and is licensed by physical or virtual server for use with ioMemory products sold by Fusion-io or its reseller partners. ioTurbine software can also be purchased as an ioCache flash memory bundle which includes a software license and ioMemory device. The Fusion-io Profiler tool is available as a free download. A Fast Flash program analysis can be requested at http://get.fusionio.com/fastflash. Contact Fusion-io today to discuss questions or schedule a free analysis tailored to unique enterprise needs.
Keywords for this news article include: Software, Fusion-io.
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