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April 23, 2014 16:00 ET

PernixData Introduces New FVP Features to Accelerate Any VM, on Any Host, With Any Shared Storage System

Platform Sets the Standard for Scale-Out Storage Performance, Accelerating All SAN/NAS/DAS Devices Using Server Flash and/or RAM

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - PernixData, the leader in server-side storage intelligence, announced today the availability of new PernixData FVP™ features designed for ubiquitous storage acceleration. With the new version of FVP software, companies can accelerate any virtualized application using server RAM and/or flash, making it ideal for deployment in any server environment. In addition, FVP can be deployed in conjunction with file, block or direct attached storage, ensuring seamless integration with all existing (and future) SAN, NAS and DAS devices. With these new enhancements, PernixData has firmly established FVP as the premier platform for enterprise-class storage acceleration, making server side software a fundamental part of any virtual infrastructure by cost effectively scaling storage performance independent of capacity.

"PernixData has taken great measures to make software-based storage acceleration easy to deploy and scale in any virtual data center," said Colm Keegan, senior analyst at Storage Switzerland. "By creating a solution that seamlessly integrates with any application, host, or storage platform, PernixData has made server-side storage acceleration a strategic infrastructure investment for companies of all sizes."

"Storage is at an amazing inflection point where performance is being extricated from capacity to optimize application behavior and cost effectively scale IOPS, without disrupting years of investment in shared storage infrastructure," said Satyam Vaghani, CTO and co-founder of PernixData. "By making FVP easy to deploy in any environment, and robust enough to accelerate any virtualized application using flash or RAM, PernixData is making decoupled storage architectures the de facto standard in virtual data centers."

A New Era of Server-Side Storage Intelligence

PernixData FVP software virtualizes flash and RAM across servers to create a clustered pool of high-speed resources that accelerate reads and writes to shared storage. By putting storage intelligence into servers, PernixData FVP decouples storage performance from storage capacity for 10x faster virtualized applications, unlimited IOPS (where and when they are needed), and 90 percent lower storage costs.

Unique new FVP features include:

  • Virtualize any high-speed server resource. FVP lets you add RAM, flash or a combination of the two into an FVP cluster, creating an enterprise-wide acceleration tier that is completely fault tolerant. This maximizes flexibility while ensuring storage acceleration meets every budget and every server environment. FVP is deployed inside the hypervisor as a kernel module (certified by VMware), enabling RAM and flash to be utilized transparently. No changes are required to the application, and FVP avoids the performance and reliability issues seen by alternative acceleration solutions that are deployed as Virtual Machines (VMs).
  • Optimize any storage device. FVP supports both file (e.g. NFS) and block (e.g. iSCSI, fibre channel, FCoE) protocols, as well as local datastores. This ensures seamless integration into any SAN/NAS/DAS environment. FVP does not replace shared storage, but rather complements it with a new architecture that decouples storage performance from capacity.
  • FVP "metro clustering" for synchronous replication. FVP is the only storage acceleration solution with clustering technology that allows for synchronous replication between hosts for complete fault tolerance. With the latest version of FVP, this capability is taken one step further. IT administrators can software-define which hosts participate in replica groups, enabling synchronous mirroring to take place between the right hosts in a metro cluster environment.

Today, PernixData also announced that it has been named a "Cool Vendor" in the Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 20141 report by Gartner. PernixData is one of four vendors recognized in the report, which covers storage vendors that offer data center managers and storage administrators fresh answers for their storage challenges. A full copy can be downloaded here.

Availability and Pricing

The new FVP features are currently available in limited release. To request access to a version of FVP software with these features, please fill out this form: http://info.pernixdata.com/Betaprogram

FVP is sold through PernixData resellers. To find a local partner, please email partners@pernixdata.com.

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About PernixData™
PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers. The company's flagship product, PernixData FVP™, virtualizes server flash and RAM 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 www.pernixdata.com and follow us on Twitter @PernixData.

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Copyright © 2014 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.

1 Gartner, Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2014, Dave Russell, Arun Chandrasekaran, Gene Ruth, Pushan Rinnen, Stanley Zaffos, April 15, 2014.

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