Infinite I/O

Notes from our storage lab on write performance (Part II)

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Jan 30, 2017

In our last post, we looked at how Infinio's offload capability of significantly reducing the read I/O load on storage can improve write performance.   

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Notes from our storage lab on write performance (Part 1)

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Jan 23, 2017

As a company with a read cache, we often hear from prospects and partners concerned with whether we can improve write performance.  Nearly all environments are a mix of reads and writes, and IT decision makers are right to question what impact we can have on their entire I/O stream.

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Got vSphere 6.5? We got you covered.

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Dec 13, 2016

One of the benefits of our developing Infinio Accelerator on VMware's VAIO platform is that we can offer support for new versions of vSphere nearly immediately.  With the recent introduction of vSphere 6.5, we are proud to announce that we are now listed in VMware's compatibility guide.

This release supports all types of datastores, including VMFS, vSAN, and vVols, on this latest version of vSphere.  In fact, we remain the only caching vendor to support all these datastore types on any version of vSphere.

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Inside the Infinio dogfood deployment

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Dec 2, 2016

We’ve long had customers in software development reap the benefits of Infinio, seeing shorter build times. For some, improving build times is an important step in their move towards continuous development. For others, it enables multiple builds each day that used to be limited to a single overnight process.

I recently talked with Chris Braun, one of our senior engineering directors who runs DevOps here, about our own deployment of Infinio. Turns out, we’re seeing great results (just like our customers), even in some unexpected places.

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Customer Q&A with Porky Products

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Nov 29, 2016

I recently talked with Patrick Donnelly, Porky Products' Senior Network Engineer, about their deployment of Infino.  Here's a summary of that conversation.

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Customer Q&A with Linn County (OR): Faster enterprise applications

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Nov 16, 2016

I recently talked with Mike Armstrong, Linn County (OR)'s network engineer, about their deployment of Infino.  Here's a summary of that conversation.

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Our work with Solarwinds on hands-off storage latency resolution

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Oct 31, 2016

We've been working with our friends over at Solarwinds® to see how we could deploy Infinio Accelerator alongide Solarwinds Virtualization Manager ("VMAN"). Storage latency issues remain a major concern in vSphere environments, and our goal was to see if we could make it even easier to address storage latency issues using VMAN's monitoring with Infinio's acceleration.  

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What's new in Infinio Accelerator 3.1

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Oct 25, 2016

Our engineers have been busy since releasing 3.0 back in June. Here's some of what's new in our 3.1 release:

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Topics: Talking Tech, Launch

Big news for VSAN and VVols customers

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Aug 5, 2016

A few months ago, we announced the general availability of the 3rd generation of our award-winning Infinio Accelerator.  We told you about our certification as "VMware Ready", VMware's highest level of endorsement for development partners.

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VAIO Primer: Part II "Getting Started with Storage Policies"

Posted by Dan Perkins on Jul 12, 2016

Today we continue our series on VAIO.  You can start with the prologue (Running vSphere 6? Why you should care about VAIO), the first post (VAIO Primer "What is VAIO?") or just start here. 

In my last post, I looked at how we install an I/O filter.  I mentioned that installation alone is not sufficient to start using it, and that an association needs to be made between the filter and a VMDK. 

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