Proximal Data's AutoCache, with its patented I/O Intelligence™, cost effectively solves I/O bottlenecks in virtualized servers. AutoCache is the intelligence inside the hypervisor that decides which I/O to place on a local flash device, which improves storage performance, cost, and efficiency.
AutoCache enables most I/O workloads to benefit from a modest amount of Flash (3-400GB) where needed, amounting to a solution cost that is under $2K to deploy.
Key Benefits of AutoCache
Better performance for virtualized infrastructure
Hardware agnostic - uses PCIe or SSD flash devices from server vendors or PCIe vendors (Intel, LSI, or Micron)
Read cache, with write thru and write around, only needs a modest amount of flash (eMLC works great)
Up to 3X VM density ensures higher ROI and lower TCO
Business critical applications can now run on virtualized servers
Enables new levels of performance SLAs
Offloads primary datastore prolonging its life - all other applications on that datastore run better and can use cheaper primary storage
Easy to use
No need for agents in guest OSs
No impact to IT operations, processes or procedures (i.e., backups and replication)
Saves valuable sysadmin time
Purpose built for ESXi
Single VIB to install
Fully supports VMware vMotion, DRS, Storage DRS, etc.
Managed within VMware vSphere/vCenter framework
vCenter plug-in supports role-based administration for enterprises and cloud service providers
Pre-warms cache upon vMotion to maintain optimal performance in a dynamically changing environment