Infinite I/O

How Infinio can save the VDI user experience

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Jun 12, 2014

Last week we announced that Scott Davis has joined us as our CTO. Scott’s background as the former CTO of VMware’s storage and end-user computing divisions gives him a unique insider perspective on virtualization and VDI. Our Director of Product Marketing, Sheryl Koenigsberg, sat down to speak with Scott.

I’m very happy to have Scott Davis join us here at Infinio. I had a chance to talk with him earlier this week about why he came to Infinio and why he thinks Infinio will be a great solution for VDI environments.

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Using memory a different way

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on May 29, 2014

When I interviewed for my job here, I remember asking Peter, our VP of Product Management, “Why can’t someone else do this? Why isn’t this already a product?” His answer was that other people had created servers-side caches. I knew that (of course) but before I could dive deeper into how Infinio was different, the conversation meandered into who the competition was.

But this has nagged at me since then — how is it possible that we can take just a small amount of RAM already resident in a server, and improve the performance of an application just by adding our software?

  • Aren’t we taking that memory away from some workload that needs it?
  • Couldn’t an application-specific cache be more effective in using the same space?
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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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Architecture matters

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on May 1, 2014

Nothing helps you discover the essence of your product more than trying to explain it to somebody else. I met with our executive team this week to review a new version of our pitch deck. This sparked great discussions about how we bring value to our customers, both now and in the future.

One concept our CEO, Arun, kept stressing was "architecture matters." I caught up with him to dig deeper into what this means.

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Do more with less — with content-based caching

Posted by Matt Brender on Apr 24, 2014

Me on the phone: “Infinio requires only 8GB per ESXi host to stitch together into its globally distributed, deduplicated cache.”

I say the above statement five to ten times a day as I introduce customers to Infinio Accelerator’s architecture. It’s always accompanied by a conversation about scaling with your environment, and this image:

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Performance is served

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Apr 3, 2014

Setting the table for a discussion about storage performance

If you’ve ever hosted a dinner party, it’s come up—the dreaded oven contention problem.  How are you going to get everything cooked and timed to serve a hot dinner?  Perhaps baking contortions ensue—“maybe if we parboil the potatoes earlier in the day…” “what if we only make one side dish?”

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Storage offload — It’s not just for spindles

Posted by Matt Brender on Mar 27, 2014

Sure, Infinio offloads requests from your storage array to accelerate your workloads. That portion of the server-side cache story is well understood. But what is less understood is how other elements of storage systems benefit from Infinio.

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Hidden benefits of distributed cache

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Mar 19, 2014

I’m new here at Infinio and my first few weeks have been filled with all kinds of questions. Some are technical, like “what does it mean to be content-addressable?” and “what is SHA-1?” Some are more mundane, like “where is the backspace on a Mac?” But the most interesting ones start with “why would a customer…”

  • Why would a customer need a server-side cache?
  • Why would a customer choose virtual distributed switching?
  • Why would a customer have more than one hypervisor?
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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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