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Proximal Data Partners with Harwood International to Distribute Its AutoCache Hypervisor I/O Intelligence Solution

Proximal Data, the leading provider of hypervisor I/O intelligence software solutions, today announced a partnership with Harwood International, a leading provider of high-performance solutions for data storage. Harwood will distribute AutoCache, Proximal Data’s innovative server-side caching solution, to companies ranging from small and medium-size businesses to enterprises in global and vertical markets. AutoCache with I/O Intelligence removes I/O bottlenecks and increases virtual machine (VM) density up to three times to attain maximum performance for business-critical applications.

“AutoCache is unlike anything else we offer for optimizing application performance,” said Larry Harwood, president and CEO of Harwood International. “By integrating with hypervisors in an unobtrusive way, it allows companies to add virtual machines on their virtual server platforms, while enabling their storage systems to keep up. Proximal Data addresses a gap in the Flash storage market by using a small amount of Flash in virtualized server environments to increase storage throughput and deliver more powerful application performance.”

“Our partnership with Harwood International allows us to address the needs of companies that are concerned with the performance of their virtual environment and want to leverage the promise of Flash while offsetting its costs,” said Rory Bolt, CEO of Proximal Data. “Harwood is an established leader in the delivery of data storage solutions, with decades of experience and deep knowledge of their customers’ challenges and what they need to address them. By partnering with Harwood, we have the opportunity to reach more broadly into new markets and verticals such as health care and manufacturing.”

AutoCache is the only hypervisor I/O intelligence solution designed specifically to increase VM density in virtualized servers and accelerate business application performance. With its I/O Intelligence, AutoCache automatically characterizes I/O in real time and dynamically places hot I/O into a local PCIe Flash card or solid-state disk (SSD) and then intelligently supplies priority data traffic to VMs. AutoCache dynamically adjusts to changing workloads and will not impact high-availability processes such as vMotion. This incredibly simple solution is also the most cost-effective way for taking advantage of the performance benefits of enterprise Flash, converting a modest Flash investment into huge value.

Published Monday, June 24, 2013 6:18 PM by David Marshall
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