SEARCHSTORAGE: VeloBit Tries to Entice Customers With Trial HyperCache Software, SSD
By: Todd Erickson
Trying to get customers to consider its caching software in a crowded field of contenders, startup VeloBit Inc. is offering a free trial version of its HyperCache product -- and a loaner SSD to use with the software -- through a partnership with solid-state drive (SSD) vendor Micron Technology.
HyperCache is server-based caching software for SSDs and solid-state PCI-Express (PCIe) cards that works with any block storage technologies (such as Fibre Channel, iSCSI or direct-attached storage). It keeps the most frequently used data on the server for recurrent user requests. VeloBit, which released HyperCache versions of VMware vSphere and Citrix XenServer in August, today also added a production version for Microsoft Hyper-V.
The new HyperCache Starter trial edition is a full version of the software for the first 30 days. After that, it automatically throttles back to support only a 32 GB solid-state cache and a 4 GB RAM cache, which together can typically support 160 GB of data.