When blending flash and hard disk drives in the datacenter, there are two main approaches: caching and tiering. The smart approach is to make a decision driven by the application objectives first, and then the media mixture second.
One of the interesting things about NexGen in the light of today’s news is that we never had an exit strategy. Our goal was to grow the company in the way that would best serve the needs of customers. As we become part of Fusion-io today, I see this next phase in NexGen’s growth as a new beginning rather than the end. It’s strategy that allows NexGen to scale, innovate, and create customer value at Fusion-io speed.
By making Fusion ioDrives available in the Microsoft Technology Centers worldwide, we are pleased to help customers experience how ultra-low latency performance accelerates powerful Microsoft applications running on ioMemory.
Slow disk I/O limits virtual machine (VM) density in servers, and that restricts customers from realizing one of the greatest benefits of virtualization: consolidation. ioTurbine is an innovative caching software approach that allows users to double the number of VMs on industry standard servers and virtualize mission critical applications, while integrating seamlessly into existing SAN or NAS storage.
The effort and preparation needed to summit Mount Everest is incomparable. To this day, fewer than 4000 people in recorded history have ever reached the summit. This year, Fusion-io is teaming up with two-time USA Memory Champ Nelson Dellis on his second attempt to conquer the mountain. You can follow his experience on the mountain here. It is easy to compare the difficulties of climbing Mount Everest to the perceived difficulties of deploying flash in large scale in a datacenter.
A solution that combines HP’s recently introduced ArcSight ESM 6.0 with Fusion ioMemory-based products can analyze much more data, much faster, on much less infrastructure, as compared to hard disk-based solutions, while also reducing capital and operating costs.