Astute intros virtualization acceleration solution

By : |August 16, 2011 0

SAN DIEGO, USA: Astute Networks, a provider of network and flash-based technologies for virtualized infrastructure, introduced a new virtualization acceleration solution, ViSX G3, for VMware environment.

ViSX G3 is a combination of enterprise flash memory, Astute Networks’ DataPump Engine processor technology, custom hardware and software. The DataPump Engine processor delivers fully offloaded and accelerated network traffic (TCP/IP) and virtualized data store traffic (iSCSI), sustained flash performance, and multi-level RAID protection. Each ViSX G3 supports 64 virtualized host servers and their virtual machines with dedicated I/O.

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"We believe ViSX G3 is a revolutionary solution that makes virtualization feasible, cost-efficient, and easy to deploy throughout all virtualized organizations for the first time," said Steve Topper, president and CEO, Astute Networks, Inc. "SAN flash products restrict flash performance; internal PCI and external direct attached storage (DAS) flash products lock flash to a single server, restricting virtualization, and key VMware functionality. In contrast, ViSX G3 is a simple, cost-effective, network-based VMware certified solution that, thanks to its unique Networked Performance Flash architecture, simply plugs into an existing environment and lets IT managers add performance to a virtual environment where they need it."

Astute claims that ViSX G3 enables faster adoption of server and desktop virtualization, as well as cloud computing by delivering sustained random I/O performance, with optimized flash memory, to virtual machines (VMs) over standard local area networks.

The company’s Networked Performance Flash architecture and DataPump Engine technology enable each ViSX G3 solution to add dedicated sustained random IOPS performance, the equivalent of hundreds of expensive enterprise disks, to each host in an existing virtualized infrastructure.

ViSX G3’s pricing starts at below $500 per host server and less than $100 per virtual machine. The ViSX G3 1200 is priced at $29,000, the ViSX G3 2400 is $59,000 and the ViSX G3 4800 is $94,000.

ViSX G3 will be demonstrated at VMworld in Las Vegas, August 29-September 1, 2011.

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