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PernixData Launches FVP 1.0

Written by Roy Mikes on Monday, 05 August 2013.

PernixData Delivers Industry’s First Flash Hypervisor for Virtual Data Centers

PernixData, the leader in virtualizing server flash, announced today the general availability of PernixData Flash Virtualization Platform (FVP), the industry’s first and only hypervisor for server side flash. This revolutionary software virtualizes all server side flash into a clustered acceleration tier that enables IT administrators to quickly, easily and cost-effectively scale-out storage performance completely independent of storage capacity. The result is unprecedented read and write performance for all virtual machines (VMs), without the need to change existing server and storage infrastructure. With flash storage virtualization, PernixData fundamentally changes how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers. 

I was invited as a delegate on last Storage Field Day 3 in Denver Colorado where Pernixdata was introduced as a stealth mode Startup. The company introduction was done by Satyam Vaghani. As from tomorrow August 6th PernixData will announce the General Availability of FVP 1.0.

I was pleasantly surprised about the message Satyam brought us, because name one vendor who's is not heading out for SSDs and performance. So this is a great area to explore. Storage has long been a war-of-boxes with marginal innovation said Satyam, and many would agree. 

PernixData FVP is installed in minutes and with no changes necessary to VMs, servers or storage. IT teams can aggregate available server side flash into clusters that are used to satisfy the storage performance needs of the virtual infrastructure.

Unique advantages of PernixData FVP include:

  • Scale-out performance independent of storage capacity: With PernixData FVP, increased storage performance across an entire data center is as simple as clustering more server side flash. Performance can be architected based on specific VMs or application requirements rather than being exclusively tied to data store requirements.
  • Seamless deployment: The PernixData FVP technology leverages the investment in infrastructure that companies already have in place. The software is deployed in less than 20 minutes, with no changes (or reboots) required to VMs, servers or primary storage.   
  • Clustered platform compatible with all VMware operations: PernixData FVP uses patent-pending Flash Cluster technology to enable any host to remotely access the flash device(s) on any other host in the cluster. This technology enables PernixData FVP to seamlessly support all VMware operations and products, such as vMotion, DRS, HA, Snapshot, VDP, Site Recovery Manager, Horizon View and vCloud Director. Live migrations and distributed resource management functions continue to operate transparently with PernixData FVP, with no changes to workflows and no hits to application, network or storage performance.
  • Full read and write acceleration with fault tolerance: PernixData FVP is the only server side solution to support full read and write (write through / write back) acceleration for maximum performance across all virtual applications. Writes are replicated across clustered hosts to ensure complete fault tolerance.

PernixData FVP version 1.0 will be sold through PernixData channel partners. Pricing options exist for small/medium businesses and larger enterprises. For specific pricing information, contact info@pernixdata.com or your local PernixData reseller.

To download a free 60 day trial, go to www.pernixdata.com/trial.

About PernixData
PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers. The company’s flagship product, PernixData FVP, virtualizes server side flash to enable scale-out storage performance that is independent of capacity. No changes are required to VMs, servers or primary storage, ensuring maximum performance of all virtualized applications in a seamless, scalable and cost- effective manner.  

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. For more information, please visit www.pernixdata.com and follow them on Twitter @PernixData.

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Roy Mikes

Roy Mikes

Roy Mikes has developed a deep knowledge of virtualization, storage and Cloud in a broad perspective over the past 15 years, but also streamlines his focus on VMware and EMC Technology. Because of that knowledge and focus, Roy works as a Cloud and Storage Technologist Specialist, Data Center Architect Specialist and VMware Certified Professional.

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