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PrimariyIO Announces Application Performance Acceleration Solution for VMware vSphere 6

March 10, 2016

The potential of virtualization for enterprises is to provide a cost effective platform for making the most of their business applications by improving performance. As more organizations make their resources available remotely, the virtualized instances have to be as readily available as on premises deployments. The announcement by PrimaryIO of the availability of its server-based flash acceleration with VMware vSphere API for IO filtering support means, tier-1 virtualized applications will be able to achieve noticeable performance gains.

Database applications can be prone to I/O bottlenecks with hard-drive based storage systems because of the slow read and write rates, which affects the time it takes to process transactions. This has led operators to move to flash based systems, but because they are not application aware, the flash utilization is not as efficient.

The approach PrimaryIO has taken for Application Performance Acceleration (APA) is modular, offering many flexible deployment options. As a VMware Certified solution, PrimaryIO APA V1.0 will provide operability with VMware vSphere APIs for IO filtering, giving virtualized tier-1 applications, such as Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB and MySQL improved I/O performance.

"The IO performance requirements of virtualized tier-1 applications, especially as virtual machine (VM) densities and IO demands spiral, is a major challenge for the success of enterprise private cloud initiatives. We are gratified that PrimaryIO APA operates with VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering, and can uniquely address enhancing the performance of virtualized mission-critical applications," said Lorenzo Salhi, CEO, PrimaryIO.

PrimaryIO APA doesn't need new hardware, and the storage acceleration it provides is available out-of-the-box across NFS, Fiber Channel, iSCSI and FCoE while at the same time supporting VMware-certified SSD solutions. And the support of VMware vSphere Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) and VMware vSphere APIs for IO filtering lets customers adopt PrimaryIO APA with full compatibility and support.

Some of the key features of the PrimaryIO APA are: application-optimized storage acceleration, fault-tolerant data caching and cluster-wide flash resources.

"VMware vSphere APIs for IO Filtering enable third-party software-defined data services with the highest possible level of operability with VMware vSphere,” said Skip Bacon, vice president of Products, Storage and Availability, VMware.

Virtualized Tier-1 applications are essential for private cloud deployments. The PrimaryIO APA allows enterprises to fully exploit the capabilities of virtualization by lowering costs, supporting application deployments and scaling storage performance without upgrades to storage hardware. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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