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Astute Networks Unveils Revolutionary ViSX G3 Virtualization Acceleration Solution for VMware Enviro

Customer Experiences 1,500% Increase in Application Performance - Productivity and Efficiency Up; VMware Certified Solutions Enable Organizations to Overcome the Critical Problems of Virtual Stall and Expansion.

  • Premiered: 08/17/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWatch.com
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA Virtualization TBA Astute Networks

Astute Networks improves ViSX G4 VM storage box with speed, dedupe

Astute Networks Inc. today said it will deliver its next-generation flash storage systems designed to speed performance of storage for virtual machines and virtual desktops.

  • Premiered: 08/20/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchVirtualStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Astute Networks TBA ViSX TBA VM TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Virtual Machine TBA virtual desktop TBA VDI TBA Dedupe

Astute Networks' Appliance Eliminates Virtual Machine I/O Performance Barriers...


  • Premiered: 09/11/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Astute Networks Press
Topic(s): TBA Astute Networks TBA VM TBA IO TBA Virtual Server TBA virtual desktop TBA VDI

Accelerating I/O Intensive Virtualized Applications

Shifting Into High Gear with Astute Networks ViSX G4 Flash VM Storage Appliances

Virtualization is a great boon to IT shops for it’s flexible and cost-efficient infrastructure that consolidates previously physically sprawling applications and servers. But current hypervisor technologies are still evolving support for high-end performance requirements, especially for shared but external-to-the-server resources like storage. Many IT shops trying to convert deeper into their portfolio based on initial virtualization success have run up against frustrating limits as to which of their more demanding applications can be effectively virtualized and still be delivered with good service. Virtualizing I/O intensive applications remains a significant challenge, especially in IT organizations that are building their virtualization environments with traditional storage arrays in order to enable virtual machine migration and provide sufficient data protection.

Most mission critical applications are I/O intensive, relying on databases or providing end-user communication channels (e.g. email). VDI efforts in particular can become I/O performance constrained even at small scales. If virtualized I/O constraints with traditional storage are limiting the number of vms per server, or preventing virtual hosting for I/O intensive apps like databases, email, and VDI, then flash technologies seem to promise a tailor-made high-performance solution. But flash can be an expensive investment to acquire and hard to deploy and manage to assure a solid ROI. With flash, performance can be bought, but cost-conscious IT organizations must choose wisely or risk implementing expensive and ultimately unsatisfactory or limiting solutions.

An ideal performance solution would drop in to an existing virtual environment, currently constrained or otherwise, and accelerate performance without re-architecting the storage layer, without re-implementing data protection, and without creating new burdens for the virtual server administrator. It should supercharge the environment to enable greater vm density, deliver better than physical performance for designated apps, and support VDI working at scales that make sense for wholesale adoption. In this product profile we will examine in detail the new Astute Networks ViSX G4 VM Storage Appliance to see how it fits this ideal profile – deploying without disruption to truly accelerate virtualization performance, increase VM density, and further the adoption of virtualization across I/O and mission-critical applications.

Publish date: 08/27/12

Astute Networks' Flash VM Storage Appliance Eliminates Virtual Machine I/O Performance Barriers

Astute Networks, Inc., the leading provider of performance storage for virtual machines, today announced that its ViSX G4 Flash VM storage appliance has been featured in the Taneja Group report, "Accelerating I/O-Intensive Virtualized Applications." The Taneja Group profile outlines the I/O performance constraints faced in most virtual environments and how ViSX accelerates virtualized application performance, increases VM density, and dramatically increases the number of VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) users.

  • Premiered: 09/11/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: VMblog.com
Topic(s): TBA Astute Networks TBA Flash TBA IO performance TBA VDI

Astute ViSX Storage Removes Storage and Network I/O Constraints

Astute Networks, Inc. announced that its ViSX G4 Flash VM Storage Appliance has been featured in the Taneja Group report, Accelerating I/O-Intensive Virtualized Applications.

  • Premiered: 09/19/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Storagenewsletter.com
Topic(s): TBA Astute Networks TBA IO TBA Storage

Astute Networks' Flash Storage Appliance Featured in Taneja Group Report

Astute Networks, a provider of performance storage appliance deployment solutions for virtual machines, just revealed that its ViSX G4 Flash VM storage appliance has been recognized by analyst firm Taneja Group.

  • Premiered: 09/24/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TMCnet.com
Topic(s): TBA Astute Networks TBA ViSX TBA G4 TBA Flash TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM

Astute Expands ViSX Family of All Flash Performance Storage Appliances

Astute Networks™, Inc., the leading provider of performance storage appliances, today announced the expansion of the ViSX family of Performance Storage Appliances with enterprise-class data protection and a new MLC flash offering that will be particularly attractive to the small to medium enterprise (SME) and small-to-medium business (SMB) markets.

  • Premiered: 04/22/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWire.com
Topic(s): TBA Astute Networks TBA SSD TBA replication TBA SME TBA SMB TBA Deduplication TBA flash storage

Leading Analyst Firm Names Astute ViSX Ideal Networked Flash Solution for Accelerating Performance

Astute Networks, Inc., the leading provider of Networked Flash, today announced that The Taneja Group has recognized the Astute ViSX family of all flash performance appliances as ideal solutions for the mid-market. In the Taneja Group's August 2013 report, "Astute Networked Flash ViSX: Application Performance Achieved Cost Effectively on iSCSI Networks with All-Flash Storage," the research firm recognized the Astute solution for its ability to accelerate even the most performance-challenged applications in a cost-effective and non-disruptive manner.

  • Premiered: 09/11/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWatch: The WSJ
Topic(s): TBA Astute Networks TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Storage TBA iSCSI TBA SAN TBA ViSX TBA IO acceleration TBA Virtualization TBA VDI TBA Big Data TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM

Astute Networked Flash ViSX: Application Performance Achieved Cost Effectively

In their quest to achieve better storage performance for their critical applications, mid-market customers often face a difficult quandary. Whether they have maxed out performance on their existing iSCSI arrays, or are deploying storage for a new production application, customers may find that their choices force painful compromises.

When it comes to solving immediate application performance issues, server-side flash storage can be a tempting option. Server-based flash is pragmatic and accessible, and inexpensive enough that most application owners can procure it without IT intervention. But by isolating storage in each server, such an approach breaks a company's data management strategy, and can lead to a patchwork of acceleration band-aids, one per application.

At the other end of the spectrum, customers thinking more strategically may look to a hybrid or all-flash storage array to solve their performance needs. But as many iSCSI customers have learned the hard way, the potential performance gains of flash storage can be encumbered by network speed. In addition to this performance constraint, array-based flash storage offerings tend to touch multiple application teams and involve big dollars, and may only be considered a viable option once pain points have been thoroughly and widely felt.

Fortunately for performance-challenged, iSCSI customers, there is a better alternative. Astute Networks ViSX sits in the middle, offering a broader solution than flash in the server, bust cost effective and tactically achievable as well. As an all-flash storage appliance that resides between servers and iSCSI storage arrays, ViSX complements and enhances existing iSCSI SAN environments, delivering wire-speed storage access without disrupting or forcing changes to server, virtual server, storage or application layers. Customers can invest in ViSX before their performance pain points get too big, or before they've gone down the road of breaking their infrastructure with a tactical solution.

Publish date: 08/31/13

Flash runs past read cache

Just because you can add a cache doesn't mean you should. It is possible to have the wrong kind, so weigh your options before implementing memory-based cache for a storage boost.

  • Premiered: 10/16/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Mike Matchett TBA VDI TBA Virtualization TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Deduplication TBA Caching TBA NVRAM TBA DRAM TBA Atlantis Computing TBA Pernix TBA PernixData TBA Astute Networks TBA All Flash TBA Performance TBA HP TBA StoreOnce TBA Oracle