By Chris Mellor
This week is turning out to be a massive raft of storage news. Ready for the deluge? Here we go:
In the flash galaxy, astronomers have discovered a Micron cluster formed from little flashes of light:
- Flash cache software supplier VeloBit has a sampling programme with Micron, the memory chip fryer. Customers get a bundled pairing of VeloBit software and a Micron solid-state disk (SSD) for evaluation.
Jointly qualified combination expected to accelerate market adoption of SSDs
Lincoln, MA – August 10, 2012 –VeloBit, a provider of high-performance solid state drive (SSD) caching software, today announced an introductory sampling program with Micron Technology, Inc., that will enable VeloBit to provide customers with a bundled SSD and caching software evaluation solution. Customers looking to integrate SSDs in their IT infrastructure can receive a free 60-day trial that bundles VeloBit Hypercache software with select Micron PCIe and SATA SSDs.
The jointly qualified bundle meets the needs of customers looking to accelerate I/O bound applications and boost database capacity. Through the bundled solution, customers can experience, in 60 seconds or less, an increase in application performance and capacity by up to 20x without changing their applications or primary storage.
“Micron is recognized for delivering optimum performance and reliability with their line of enterprise Flash storage solutions,” said Duncan McCallum, CEO of VeloBit. “The sampling program with Micron enables us to offer a free evaluation of a complete solution for customers that don’t yet have SSDs. Customers can have a trial up and running in a few hours without working through an SSD purchasing process. This joint solution will accelerate adoption of our performance-leading SSD caching software and speed SSD adoption in the enterprise. ”
“Performance, reliability and low latency are key attributes important for flash storage in the enterprise and Micron is able to deliver on those with our line of enterprise SSDs,” said Kevin Dibelius, senior manager of product marketing for Micron’s NAND Solutions Group. “Bundling Micron’s PCIe and SATA SSDs with VeloBit’s HyperCache caching software enables customers to quickly and easily experience the performance gains of enterprise flash storage in their existing systems.”
VeloBit provides high-performance SSD caching software that dramatically accelerates applications and boosts database capacity at a remarkably low cost. VeloBit uses Solid State Disk (SSD) to create a transparent application acceleration layer that boosts performance and capacity 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.
By Eric Slack, Senior Analyst
Solid State Devices (SSD) have become the “go to” storage technology for performance starved applications, operating systems and hypervisors. How to best use this technology so that maximum performance can be derived from minimal investment has become a key challenge. Tiering and caching are two approaches to the problem of getting the right data onto this high performance, but premium priced storage medium. But all these solutions are not created equal. Storage Switzerland was briefed recently by VeloBit about their caching solution and how it helps address the cost and complexity of deploying SSDs.
By Rich Steeves, TMCnet Web Editor
VeloBit is a provider of high performance, solid state drive caching software. It has recently come out with a new product, the VeloBit HuperCache solution, which is available for VMware and for Citrix XenServer. The SSD caching software now supports a broad range of operating systems and hypervisors, while at the same time helping companies avoid hardware vendor lock-in.
The VeloBit solutions can help IT managers who are looking to get more out of their virtualized environments. The software can increase virtual machine density and accelerate performance of storage, applications and data bases.
A recent study conducted by Demartek showed that the VeloBit Hypercachse can increase performance of VMware by a factor of more than four times. This would make it among the fastest VMware SSD caching software solutions on the market. It was also found to reduce the cost per transaction by over 60 percent when compared to comparable solutions.....
Delivers 4x Increase In Performance and VM Density and 62% Cost Reduction
Lincoln, MA – August 15, 2012 – VeloBit, a provider of high-performance SSD caching software, today announced the immediate general availability of VeloBit HyperCache for VMware and VeloBit HyperCache for Citrix XenServer. VeloBit’s SSD caching software now supports the broadest range of operating systems and hypervisors in the industry while also avoiding hardware vendor lock-in.
IT managers seeking to get more out of their virtualized environment can use VeloBit to increase virtual machine density and accelerate performance of storage, applications, and databases.
An independent performance evaluation performed by Demartek demonstrated that VeloBit HyperCache increases VMware performance 4.4x, making it the fastest VMware SSD caching software that Demartek has tested. Demartek also found VeloBit HyperCache to reduce the cost per transaction by 62% compared to NetApp E2600 disk storage array. VeloBit HyperCache delivers distinguished performance using patented algorithms that take advantage of behaviors specific to solid state drives.
“Adding support for VMware and Citrix XenServer merely three months after our first product was released demonstrates VeloBit’s commitment to rapidly meeting customer needs,” said Duncan McCallum, co-founder and CEO of VeloBit. “Looking ahead, we will deliver additional solutions for VMware and other virtualization environments in the near future.”
With this product release, VeloBit now supports the following operating systems and hypervisors: Linux, KVM, OpenVZ, VMware, Citrix XenServer, Xen, Windows [beta], and Hyper-V [beta].
VeloBit provides plug & play 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 I/O performance by 10x. The software installs seamlessly in less than 10 minutes and automatically tunes for fastest application speed. VeloBit deploys and operates transparently to existing applications, storage, or data management.
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Two-year-old SSD software company VeloBit's HyperCache product can make Fusion-io flash run four times faster than SanDisk caching software, at least according to an independent benchmarker.
Flash caches run faster the faster you can identify and stuff hot data into them.
The Demartek testing organisation compared TPCC benchmark IO rates from an IBM DS4200 disk array to a non-cached server, a server with Fusion-io PCIE flash cache (ioDrive 360GB MLC) and SanDisk's FlashSoft caching SW, a server with Intel 320 SATA MLC flash cache and VeloBit's caching software, and a server with the Fusion-io PCIe cache again but VeloBit's caching SW.
VeloBit's release included a chart and relative percentage numbers. We guesstimated the actual TpmC numbers and they are:
450 – un-cached server
50 - FlashSoft cache SW and Fusion-io PCIe flash card
950 - VeloBit cache SW and Intel 320 SATA SSD
3,500 - VeloBit cache SW with Fusion-io PCIe flash card
Obviously there's caching software and there's caching software.
430% Faster Than Competitive Solutions, 800% Performance Increase in Linux Environments, and 400% Performance Increase in VMware Environments.
Lincoln, MA – July 11, 2012 – VeloBit, a provider of high-performance SSD caching software, today announced that performance benchmarks conducted by Demartek, an independent 3rd party, have determined VeloBit HyperCache to be the industry’s fastest and easiest to use SSD caching software.
Click here to download the full report.
Demartek evaluated both VeloBit HyperCache and a competing software solution from FlashSoft (Sandisk) in simulated enterprise environments. The evaluation, commissioned by VeloBit, included multiple tests on Linux and VMware systems using both high-end PCIE and commodity SATA SSDs. The tests measured performance using a range of standard industry benchmarks.
VeloBit HyperCache delivered the highest performance of any host-based SSD caching solution that Demartek has ever tested. Additionally, VeloBit increased performance to such a degree that VeloBit’s software, paired with commodity SATA SSD, outperformed competing caching software paired with much more expensive PCIE-based SSD.
• Highest performance of all SSD caching solutions that Demartek has tested
• 430% higher performance than FlashSoft (Sandisk), a competing SSD caching software solution
• 800% performance increase vs. disk in tests running TPCC in Linux environment (TPCC data are incompressible)
• 400% increase vs. disk in TPCC performance in VMware environment
• 60x increase vs. disk in benchmarks utilizing compressible data
• 83% reduction in cost/IOPS vs. disk
• Easier to install and operate than other SSD caching solutions
“The performance of VeloBit HyperCache, especially in the native Linux environment, is the highest that we have seen for host-based SSD caching, achieving an 800% performance improvement in TpmC results in the native Linux environment and a 60x performance improvement in test with highly compressible data,” said Dennis Martin, CEO of Demartek. “In our tests, VeloBit HyperCache also outperformed the competitive host-based SSD caching solution from FlashSoft. We recommend that enterprises obtain the trial version and evaluate it in their environments.”
“The benchmarks conducted by Demartek confirm what our customers already know – VeloBit HyperCache rises above the competition,” said Duncan McCallum, co-founder and CEO of VeloBit. “VeloBit HyperCache delivers the world’s best performance in a hardware neutral solution that can be used with any SSD. This enables customers to use VeloBit with high-end PCIE SSDs to achieve best-in-class performance, or with less expensive SATA SSD’s to achieve high-end performance in a more cost-effective solution. Our world-class engineering team has combined significant advances in caching & compression into one simple software solution that deploys in 60 seconds with no changes to applications or storage.“
Demartek provides real-world, hands-on research & analysis by focusing on industry analysis and lab validation testing of server, network, storage and security technologies, for the small and medium business (SMB) environment and the large enterprise. Demartek conducts research and lab testing resulting in white papers and product comparison reports. Demartek focuses on industry analysis and lab validation testing of server, network, storage and security technologies.
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.
Download the full report.
View the report on the Demartek website.
By: Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
VeloBit HyperCache is a product that uses Solid State Disk (SSD) to develop a transparent application acceleration layer that eliminates storage I/O bottlenecks.
VeloBit provides a tenfold improvement in storage I/O speed, typically the limiting factor for database and business application performance. The product installs on application servers in 60 seconds and does not require the user to change existing applications.
Recently, Masergy Communications, a global network services provider, selected VeloBit HyperCache to improve the company’s network performance analysis application by 20 times, without changing its current IT infrastructure.
Before zeroing on VeloBit HyperCache, the engineering team at Masergy Communications considered several courses of action. They found that VeloBit HyperCache offered the most rapid, simple and inexpensive means to improve performance.
By: Sujata Garud, TMCnet Contributor
IT managers and software developers have enough challenges, specifically how to maximize the performance of their IT infrastructure. Products offered by VeloBit help IT managers to deal with the challenges related to performance improvement using the latest technology.
Masergy Communications has accelerated the company's network performance analysis application by 20 times without making any changes to its existing IT infrastructure. This was made possible with the help of VeloBit HyperCache. Before zeroing in on VeloBit’s application, engineering team at Massergy Communications assessed multiple options to improve the company's network management application. VeloBit proved to be the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective means to improve performance.
SSD Caching Software Reduces Data Processing Time From 2 Minutes to 6 Seconds, Enabling Higher Service Levels Without Expanding the IT Infrastructure
Lincoln, MA – June 12, 2012 –VeloBit, a provider of high-performance SSD caching software, today announced that its VeloBit HyperCache has helped Masergy Communications, a global network services provider, to accelerate the company’s network performance analysis application by 20x without changing its existing IT infrastructure.
The engineering team at Massergy Communications evaluated multiple options to scale the company’s network management application to keep up with the growth of the business. VeloBit provided the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective means to boost performance. VeloBit HyperCache combines multiple performance-enhancing technologies in one easy-to-deploy software solution which allowed Massergy to accelerate their application without modifying the application or related hardware.
VeloBit combined RAM caching, SSD caching, and compression in one solution that uses available hardware resources more efficiently. VeloBit compressed cached data by 10x, which increased the effective cache size. As a result more data could be served from cache, which increased application performance and lowered the I/O load to primary storage. Sample application processing times were reduced from 2 minutes to 6 seconds, a 20 times increase in application performance.
“We evaluated multiple options to accelerate our application and VeloBit proved superior to all alternatives,” said Kirby Files, Software Architect at Masergy Communications. VeloBit’s plug & play software solution did not require us to make any changes to our application or hardware, saving us months of development effort. VeloBit is an ideal solution for anyone with I/O intensive applications.”
“IT managers and software developers have enough challenges. Worrying about how to maximize the performance of their IT infrastructure investments should not be one of them. Our products solve the challenges of customers who seek top performance using the latest technology, as well as customers who seek cost-efficient ways to scale the performance of their existing IT systems,” said Duncan McCallum, CEO and co-founder of VeloBit. “At VeloBit, we are committed to helping our customers maximize their IT investments by delivering multiple performance-enhancing technologies in one easy-to-deploy solution.”
About Masergy Communications
Masergy Communications provides managed, secure virtualized network services to enterprises that have complex needs across multiple locations. Our integrated network and software solutions enable our customers to seamlessly deploy and manage IT applications such as video, voice and data, on a global basis. Built from the ground up by networking and telecom veterans with a vision and passion for improving enterprise network service and offerings, MASERGY’s pure IP/MPLS network delivers a superior experience with guaranteed performance, reach and scalability. Recognized by the industry’s top analysts and observers, MASERGY has redefined the global networking industry by providing exceptional network performance, reliable attention to enterprise needs and superior customer satisfaction.
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 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.
For more information, please visit http://www.velobit.com/.