LINCOLN, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2012) - VeloBit, a provider of high-performance SSD caching software, today introduced a free edition of VeloBit HyperCache, the software that accelerates and boosts server capacity for a variety of I/O-bound applications, including databases and virtualized environments. VeloBit HyperCache Starter edition supports unlimited amounts of primary storage, up to 32 GB cache on Solid State Disk (SSD), and up to 4 GB cache in RAM, which is typically sufficient to accelerate a database of up to 160 GB. Access to community support forums is also provided.
"The introduction of VeloBit HyperCache Starter edition allows a broader range of customers to benefit from the fastest SSD caching in the industry," said Duncan McCallum, co-founder and CEO of VeloBit. "The free edition of VeloBit gives customers tremendous ROI, and we expect it to dramatically accelerate our growth."
According to a report by Demartek, an independent benchmarker of IT infrastructure, VeloBit HyperCache performance was "the highest that we have seen" in the industry. The report found that VeloBit accelerated database speed by 800% in a standard TPCC test and was 4 times faster than the alternative SSD caching solution.
VeloBit was the first enterprise SSD company to utilize a low-cost download for software distribution. As a result, VeloBit has hundreds of installations and customers on five continents. The downloadable, freemium version is expected to further accelerate adoption of the industry-best SSD caching software.
"Implementing SSDs as tier-0 primary storage disrupts system availability and is very costly, which hampers SSD adoption," said Henry Baltazar, Senior Analyst for The 451 Group. "In the long run, we see using SSDs as a cache as more cost-effective than using them as a storage tier. A free version of SSD caching will provide enough of an incentive for customers to try the software. We expect that the freemium VeloBit version will disrupt the SSD caching market and will accelerate SSD adoption in the enterprise."
VeloBit HyperCache's installs and configures in 60 seconds without requiring an application or system reboot. It is available for immediate download for Linux and Microsoft Windows at www.velobit.com.
VeloBit provides high-performance SSD caching software that dramatically accelerates applications at a remarkably low cost. VeloBit uses Solid State Disk (SSD) to create a transparent application acceleration layer that boosts application performance by up to 20x. The software installs seamlessly in 60 seconds and automatically tunes for fastest application speed. VeloBit deploys and operates transparently to existing applications, storage, or data management.
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