Enmotus to Demonstrate Industry's First Sub-Hypervisor SSD Tiering Solution at Server Summit
ALISO VIEJO, CA, Nov 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Enmotus, Inc. announced today that it is demonstrating a new class of
fully automated MicroTieringâ ¢ technology for virtual and physical
servers at the Server Summit show in Santa Clara, CA. The technology
will allow solid state disk drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives to be
easily virtualized and integrated into bare metal virtual and
physical enterprise or cloud servers without the need for custom
drivers or software, dramatically broadening SSD adoption in more
mainstream server markets.
"Compared to today's SSD caching approaches, MicroTiering offers a
true data tiering solution for all types of storage-servers that
significantly outperforms and reduces caching induced SSD write
amplification to near zero," said Andy Mills, co-founder and CEO of
Enmotus. "High performance SSD caching approaches result in a high
level of excessive wear, and we think we have a novel approach that
eliminates this issue and more," continued Mills.
Mills will be presenting a paper at the Server Design Summit titled
"SSDs: Practical Ways to Accelerate Virtual Servers." The Server
Design Summit is taking place in Santa Clara, CA on November 27-28.
The presentation will take place at 10:00 AM on Tuesday the 27th.
Enmotus' MicroTieringâ ¢ technology will be on display in booth 203.
The company plans to offer several flavors of MicroTiering early next
"Let's clear up any remaining misconceptions that tiering and caching
are synonymous," said Mark Peters, a Senior Analyst at the Enterprise
Strategy Group. "They are quite different: tiering essentially
creates a virtual pool of available storage, and moves the most
frequently accessed or more active data to the faster tier -- which
in Enmotus' case is flash, with the solid-state capacity being
additive to the overall storage pool. Tiering is unlike caching,
because the latter simply creates a temporary copy of the most
accessed or active data in the cache; with tiering, the SSD operates
as primary storage with no requirement to 'flush' the cache, which
means less overhead and lower wear on the solid-state," continued
Enmotus provides users with their critical data when they need it.
Our true tiering technology pools flash storage with traditional hard
drives and dynamically moves frequently accessed data in real time to
the high speed flash storage without user intervention. Responding in
seconds to rapidly changing access patterns, the Enmotus solution
creates a new class of affordable tiered storage that combines the
capacity of hard drives with the performance of SSDs. The block based
MicroTieringâ ¢ architecture provides superior read and write
performance. For more information, please visit www.enmotus.com
SOURCE: Enmotus Inc.
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