Companies are putting flash into application servers to accelerate performance hungry use cases like web scale and big social media environments. Now, users in the more traditional enterprise space are looking to server-side flash as well, to address their performance problems generated by use cases like server virtualization, VDI, etc. But virtualization can also require some shared storage to provide high availability and improve storage efficiency.
In this new video Storage Switzerland and Fusion-io discuss how their ioTurbine software helps optimize memory attached flash for those server virtualization use cases and their new ioVDI software helps address the performance challenges around persistent virtual desktops. And, when shared storage is required, Fusion-io’s ioControl, formerly NexGen, is a hybrid storage appliance that combines PCIe flash and disk drives to meet those needs.
Hybrid storage is more than simply an appliance with disk and flash, it’s a storage technology that combines both performance and capacity. Fusion-io’s vision is to evolve ioControl to encompass newer storage technologies, including the cloud, and continue to deliver on this hybrid concept.