SOURCE: PernixData


November 12, 2013 09:00 ET

PernixData FVP™ Awarded 'Editor's Choice' by InfoWorld Test Center

Flash Hypervisor Receives "Excellent" Score for Performance, Scalability, Compatibility and Setup

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - PernixData, the leader in virtualizing server flash, today announced that the company's flagship software product, PernixData FVP™, was declared 'Editor's Choice' by InfoWorld Test Center after an extensive product review. The company's Flash Hypervisor software was evaluated based on various criteria, including performance, scalability, compatibility, setup and value. After receiving high marks across the board, FVP was given an overall rating of 'excellent,' the top distinction given. A full copy of the review can be viewed here.

PernixData FVP software virtualizes all server side flash into a clustered acceleration tier that enables IT administrators to quickly, easily and cost-effectively scale out storage performance completely independent of storage capacity. The result is unprecedented read and write performance for all virtual machines (VMs), without the need to change existing server and storage infrastructure. With flash storage virtualization, PernixData fundamentally changes how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers.

Key excerpts from the InfoWorld review include:

  • Performance: PernixData FVP "greatly improves both read and write performance of virtual machines stored on a SAN (Fibre Channel, FCoE, or iSCSI)."
  • Compatibility: "There are no changes to the VMs or to the underlying host datastores, and PernixData FVP is transparent to both the VMs and the SAN." "Because the flash cluster is shared among hosts, PernixData FVP fully supports VMware services such as vMotion, DRS, and HA."
  • Scalability: "By consolidating server-side flash into a single shared flash cluster, PernixData FVP leverages many small flash investments into a large I/O improvement."
  • Setup: "Installation is quick and easy, and it doesn't even require a reboot of the hosts."
  • Value: "there really isn't a scenario where its distributed flash cache doesn't make sense to improve VM and SAN performance."

The review concludes, "PernixData FVP is a great product for any VMware server farm bogged down by SAN bottlenecks."

PernixData FVP is available now. To learn more and to download a free 60-day trial, go to or email for more information.

Helpful Links

Tweet this: .@InfoWorld gives @PernixData #FVP "Excellent" rating + Editor's Choice in lab review.

About PernixData™
PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers. The company's flagship software product, PernixData FVP, virtualizes server side flash to enable scale-out storage performance that is independent of capacity. No changes are required to VMs, servers or primary storage, ensuring maximum performance of all virtualized applications in a seamless, scalable and cost- effective manner.

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @PernixData.

Copyright © 2013 PernixData, Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. PernixData, FVP, Flash Hypervisor and Flash Cluster are trademarks of PernixData, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other brands, products, marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks or service marks of, and are used to identify, products or services of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Tanya Carlsson
    Kulesa Faul
    Email Contact