Infinite I/O

An Architect's Guide to Server Flash

Posted by Kelsie Marks on Oct 29, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, our Senior Systems Engineer, Jonathan Klick, presented a webinar entitled "An Architect's Guide to Server Flash."

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Topics: Performance

The latency/IOPS curve, revisited in the age of flash

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Jul 2, 2018

One of the fundamental truths about storage performance is that there is a predictable curve that relates IOPS to latency. At first, latency rises gently, sometimes even imperceptibly, as IOPS rise. At some inflection point, this changes, and suddenly every incremental unit of IOPS that a system takes on results in an exponential increase in latency.

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Topics: Performance, Latency

Ask the SE: Are price drops in SSDs friend or foe?

Posted by Jonathan Klick on May 9, 2018

As I talk to customers and prospects, I get asked a lot of questions not just about our product, but also about the industry. The question I've been asked most often lately is blunt: "Are price drops in SSDs friend or foe for companies like yours?"

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Topics: Performance, RAM, 3d NAND, Optane

Infinio 3.4 now available for vSphere 6.7

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on May 4, 2018

We're excited to announce the general availability of Infinio Accelerator version 3.4 today! <Humble brag> With this release, we're the first caching vendor with VMware Ready certification on vSphere 6.7 for VMFS, NFS, vSAN, and VVols. </Humble brag>

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Topics: vsphere, Performance, vaio

Redefining Storage Performance in an All-Flash World

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Mar 27, 2018

Earlier this week, our VP of Engineering, Tom Linnell, presented a webinar entitled "Redefining Storage Performance in an All-Flash World."

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Topics: Performance

Lab results with Intel Optane

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Feb 13, 2018

We've written previously about Intel's Optane cards - why to consider them, what workloads they're suited for, and how to get the most out of them with VMware. Today we'll share some initial results from our lab testing with Optane.

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Topics: Performance, Optane

Spectre and Meltdown: Impact to Storage

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Jan 15, 2018

The recent revelations about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities found in Intel CPUs have had far-reaching consequences. Being in the storage industry, we've been most interested in the impact that these vulnerabilities (and their fixes) have on storage.

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Topics: Performance

Q&A with our VP of Engineering on Intel Optane

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Nov 7, 2017

Over at VMBlog, Tom Linnell, our VP of Engineering, answers some questions about Intel Optane. Tom has been involved in high-performance storage and computing for more than three decades, most recently at EMC. His conversation at VMBlog included his thoughts on:

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Topics: Performance, Optane

Intel Optane: What VMware Administrators need to know

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Oct 23, 2017

It’s been over two years since Intel and Micron first announced a new type of memory called 3D XPoint.  Hailed as the next generation of storage media, 3D Xpoint was described as faster than NAND, denser than RAM, and non-volatile.

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Topics: Performance, Optane

The Cache Guys Q&A: CPU Utilization

Posted by Steve Sears on Sep 20, 2017

We have a great technical team here at Infinio and starting today, they'll be sharing their point of view on technology, practitioner tips, and technical answers to common questions.

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Topics: Performance, Cache, Cache Guys