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PrimaryIO (formerly CacheBox) Announces Solution for Accelerating Tier 1 Application Performance for VMware vSphere 6 Deployments

PrimaryIO (formerly CacheBox) today announced PrimaryIO APA technology with VMware vSphere through the vSphere APIs for IO Filtering, to accelerate the I/O performance of Tier 1 applications such as Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB and MySQL.

“PrimaryIO is pleased to have been selected to participate in the VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering Early Access Program,” said PrimaryIO CEO Lorenzo Salhi. “At VMworld 2015, we will demonstrate our unique Application Performance Acceleration technology that delivers high levels of performance improvement by intelligently selecting and accelerating primary application data on faster solid state storage.”

Enterprise applications are commonly virtualized using VMware vSphere, the industry leading hypervisor. Maintaining the IO performance required by Tier 1 business critical applications can be a challenge, however, especially as virtual machine (VM) densities, and in turn IO demands, increase. PrimaryIO APA technology provides both read- and write-caching of frequently accessed data to significantly increase IO performance, while leveraging unique intelligence to distinguish primary data (such as database write transactions or indexes) to provide highly efficient utilization of expensive flash storage.

“We welcome PrimaryIO to the growing ecosystem of partners providing a broad range of software-defined integrated data services for vSphere,” said Skip Bacon, vice president of Products, Storage and Availability, VMware. “The vSphere APIs for IO Filtering provide a high-performance interface for these data services, and enable streamlined administration using vSphere Storage Policy-Based Management to best utilize their capabilities to meet application requirements.”

“In conversations with our IT clients, a common theme we hear is the need to improve storage performance of virtualized applications, cost effectively and without risk,” said Russ Fellows, senior partner with Evaluator Group. “PrimaryIO goes beyond traditional read-caching to deliver a read-write acceleration solution that is application specific. We have witnessed, and recently documented, the performance increases for applications using PrimaryIO APA in an Evaluator Group Lab Validation report and the results are significant.”

Published Monday, August 31, 2015 9:09 AM by David Marshall
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