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Neuralytix Offers Closer Look at Proximal Data's AutoCache

Proximal Data, the leading provider of hypervisor I/O intelligence software solutions, today announced the availability of an independently published Research Brief from Neuralytix on AutoCache, Proximal Data’s server-side caching solution with I/O Intelligence. Written by Benjamin Woo, managing director at the IT analyst firm, the brief confirms AutoCache as a “straightforward method for users to improve performance” and reports the firm’s research shows it “represents an optimal price-to-performance ratio.”

Titled “Research Brief: Caching does not have to be complex,” the brief explains that AutoCache allows users “to improve performance without having to reinvest in new server equipment, rewrite applications or migrate data.” AutoCache removes I/O bottlenecks and increases virtual machine density by up to three times to attain maximum performance for business-critical applications.

The brief also conveys: “AutoCache does just that — it automatically caches reads. It supports the VMware ESX hypervisor and can be managed within vSphere and vCenter, a necessary feature. It also automatically ‘pre-warms’ the cache vMotion to maintain optimal performance in a dynamically changing environment. This means that the built-in intelligence fetches relevant blocks even before they are requested so that vMotion can take place with minimal latency.”

The brief further points out: “If there is a performance related problem in your enterprise, the integration of Proximal Data’s AutoCache with an entry level SSD will provide immediate payback.” Companies would not need to purchase additional or more powerful servers as AutoCache would enable their current servers to run considerably more virtual machines.

Also, as the brief reveals, “Many of Proximal Data’s competitors rely on the use of specialized PCIe solid-state devices, (which) dramatically increases the capital investment. Therefore, for each unit of performance gain, Proximal Data’s competitors are very likely to require a substantially higher investment.”

To view the Neuralytix Research Brief, go to

Published Tuesday, November 12, 2013 5:40 PM by David Marshall
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