This week we're releasing a three-part video series about content-based caching. Vishal Misra, our CTO and founder, explains his research into queuing systems, content-based caching, and how they helped shape the development of Infinio Accelerator. He also presents some real-world results based on customer deployments.
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?"
If you’re a VAR or consultant working with enterprise data centers, you probably hear stories from your customers nearly every day about their storage performance challenges.
Maintaining consistency in any distributed system is a hard problem, and cache-coherency specifically is a very difficult problem to tackle. We all hear about ACID requirements and the CAP theorem all the time and the "C" there is always consistency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Top 7 Storage Performance Gotchas: Why architecture matters (part 1 of 3)
Wednesday, May 21, 1:00pm ET
Presented by Eric Siebert
If you can't make the live events, both webinars will be available on-demand afterward. More details after the jump.