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October 17, 2012

Astute's ViSX G4 Storage Appliance Recognized by Storage Switzerland

Astute Networks Inc., a provider of performance storage for virtual machines, recently announced that its ViSX G4 Flash VM storage appliance has been recognized as an ideal solution for virtual server managers by analyst firm, Storage Switzerland.

In a report named “A New SSD Solution for Tier 2 Virtualized Data Centers," Eric Slack of Storage Switzerland has recognized Astute's ViSX G4 as an attractive solution for mid-market virtualized environments.

Based on its patented 10GbE DataPump Engine and Networked Flash architecture, ViSX gives virtualization managers a simple-to-deploy virtual machine optimized storage appliance that boosts Tier 1 application and VDI performance by up to 10X.

As a result, companies improve user productivity, customer satisfaction and revenue generation while eliminating the over-provisioning of storage, servers and network resources.

"Astute has stated their mission is to provide cost effective, high performance, simple to deploy, network-based flash appliances – purpose-built for virtualized environments," said Slack in the research note. "The ViSX VM storage appliances, with their advanced 10Gig DataPump Engine, can provide the virtual server manager a 'drop in' performance boost to an existing SAN or NAS environment while preserving the flexibility and VM migration benefits of a shared storage architecture."

These solutions deliver unprecedented random IOPS performance and unprecedented IOPS per dollar, helping you unleash the full potential of your virtualized data center, whether you’re deploying virtual desktop infrastructure or virtualizing your business critical applications.

The Networked Flash architecture of the ViSX appliance combines ultra reliable eMLC Flash solid state storage modules with a custom high-performance, 1/10GbE DataPump Engine network protocol processor that dramatically accelerates network (TCP) and storage (iSCSI) protocol processing.

"Today's virtualized environments need to achieve high performance for their virtual server and desktop applications without high cost, deployment complexity, or intrusive upgrades," said Len Rosenthal, senior vice president of marketing of Astute Networks. "At Astute, we have developed a solution that can provide the IOPS mid-size data centers require in an intuitive, easy to deploy solution that is both cost effective and efficient. The Storage Switzerland research note and video clearly defines the value we bring to our customers."

Edited by Braden Becker

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