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Minara Resources digs up VDI performance

Posted by Alan Brandon on Aug 12, 2014

Running a virtualized data center or a VDI environment can be challenging. But Minara Resources, an Australian mining company, runs both in the harsh conditions of a 24/7 mining operation.

Minara supports all of its business systems and desktops using a virtualization and VDI environment across the home office in Perth, and its Murrin Murrin mine operation 425 miles away. When workers started to experience slow response times, Minara deployed Infinio to improve performance.

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Budd Van Lines moves data closer to home

Posted by Alan Brandon on Jul 29, 2014

Budd Van Lines uses a fully virtualized data center to manage operations for its shipping and logistics business. The company, which specializes in executive relocations, supports its office employees and field staff using VMware vSphere for a mixed enterprise workload as well as XenApp/XenDesktop VMs for VDI.

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Win a free pass to VMworld 2014 from Infinio

Posted by Alan Brandon on Jul 7, 2014

This year we are again giving away a free pass to VMworld 2014! The conference pass is part of our vIP prize package, which also includes access to the VMunderground party and lots more.

Update: The contest is now over. Thank you to everyone who participated.

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Attivio finds 5x performance gains with Infinio

Posted by Alan Brandon on Jul 2, 2014

Search company Attivio found both performance and capacity when it installed Infinio on their entire production environment. One of Infinio's earliest customers, Attivio has seen significant storage performance improvements over the long term. Results have been so impressive that when Attivio was architecting and building out its new next-generation IT environment, the company designed Infinio in from the start.

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Welcome to our new CTO, Scott Davis!

Posted by Alan Brandon on Jun 3, 2014

We are incredibly pleased and excited to welcome Scott Davis to Infinio! Scott is the former CTO of VMware’s storage and end-user computing divisions, and joins Infinio as our Chief Technology Officer. Scott has been hugely influential in the virtualization and storage industries, and we look forward to working with him as Infinio continues to develop and expand.

Infinio founder Vishal Misra moves into the newly created role of Chief Scientist. He notes, "Attracting someone of this caliber to our early-stage company is a strong validation of the vision we had back in 2011." Vishal will also continue his work as a professor at Columbia University.

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Real-world testing and storage gotchas: upcoming webinars

Posted by Alan Brandon on May 15, 2014

Mark your calendars, we have two webinars next week about storage in virtualized data centers. The first covers a common customer question: How to realistically test storage performance. The second webinar, the first in a three-part series, looks at common storage gotchas (and how to avoid them).

  • Testing server-side cache with real-world, enterprise-class workloads
    Tuesday,May 20, 1:00pm ET
    Presented by Vishal Misra and Sheryl Koenigsberg
    Register

  • Top 7 Storage Performance Gotchas: Why architecture matters (part 1 of 3)
    Wednesday, May 21, 1:00pm ET
    Presented by Eric Siebert
    Register

If you can't make the live events, both webinars will be available on-demand afterward. More details after the jump.

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Infinio is Citrix ready!

Posted by Alan Brandon on May 5, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Infinio Accelerator is verified as Citrix Ready. Accelerator has met Citrix's test criteria for third-party partners, and is now part of the program recognizing verified, trusted solutions.

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National Specialty Alloys deploys Infinio to boost VDI

Posted by Alan Brandon on Mar 10, 2014

Premium alloy supplier National Specialty Alloys installed Infinio in their VDI environment to offload requests from storage, and improve the performance of the virtual desktops. Employees in NSA's five remote offices immediately noticed the faster response, and the IT group sees sustained offload from storage over 60%.

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Infinio sponsors AutoLab for easy vSphere labs

Posted by Alan Brandon on Mar 5, 2014

AutoLab is a free tool for building a vSphere lab environment on a single pc or server. Developed by vExpert Alastair Cooke, AutoLab uses some slick automation to let you build (and rebuild) your lab quickly and easily. Infinio is proud to be sponsoring the ongoing development of AutoLab, which is used by many in the virtualization community for learning and testing.

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Infinio v1.2 — Now supporting vSphere 5.5!

Posted by Alan Brandon on Mar 3, 2014

We are happy to announce the release of Infinio Accelerator v1.2! This update adds one of our top customer requests: support for VMware vSphere 5.5. With this version we've added support for another platform, and continued to develop our innovative software-only solution for increasing storage performance.

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