At Fusion-io, we believe in accelerating our customers' applications by streamlining access to data. Nowhere can this be seen better than in VMware's VMmark submissions of late, where nine out of the past 10 submissions (as of 10/7/2013) used Fusion-io. Six of those benchmarks were world records.
VMware offers virtualization solutions that are widely adopted across the enterprise, SMB, and federal markets worldwide. Server virtualization enables these organizations to consolidate many physical servers onto a much smaller number of host servers. While server virtualization offers significant benefits in terms of resource allocation, it also presents unique challenges to underlying storage platforms that must now contend with far more random data patterns. This underscores the importance for customers to choose a balanced and efficient storage platform that can handle the random patterns of many virtualized workloads while still providing fast access to data.
VMware VMmark is a free tool from VMware that enables customers to accurately measure the performance and scalability of their virtual data center. A multitude of hardware vendors, including the likes of HP, Dell, Cisco, Fujitsu, and Lenovo, use VMware's VMmark tool to benchmark and publish the performance and scalability of their datacenter virtualization solutions. As of October 7, 2013, nine out of the past 10 submissions (from Dell, HP, Fujitsu, and Cisco) used ioMemory solutions from Fusion-io to compete for the top performing scores. Six of these benchmarks leveraged Fusion's ION Data Accelerator to set new world records at the time of their submission. Their performance briefs can be found at the following links:
Why is this important? These benchmarks showcase just how effective Fusion's ION Data Accelerator and ioMemory platform are at accelerating applications in virtual datacenters. We have thousands of customers today, many of whom are migrating from physical to virtual environments. The ION Data Accelerator and ioMemory platform enable our customers to migrate their applications while achieving faster application response times, higher server consolidation, and better scalability across their virtual data centers.