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Infinio Accelerator 3.0 Now on VAIO Framework with up to 1,000,000 IOPS per host

Infinio releasing today already the third release of their acceleration product. I have covered the previous release in my detailed post here. The Infinio Accelerator 3.0 can accelerate workloads on SAN, NAS, DAS, for VSAN, VMFS, vVols (includes HCI) and it uses RAM and SSDs caching. Infinio Accelerator 3.0 Now on VAIO Framework with up to 1,000,000 IOPS per host.

VMware VAIO stands for “vSphere APIs for IO Filtering”. It’s a new API framework technology present in vSphere 6.0 (6.0 U1 more precisely) allowing vendors to present capabilities for caching and replication to individual VMs. It’s a framework, not feature. VAIO can be used not only caching but also for replication. Infinio is one of the first (or even the first one AFAIK) vendors actually building a new product that uses this technology.

From the VAIO developers page here we can learn that it’s a policy-driven solution. The data services are surfaced through storage policy based management control plane (like for VSAN or VVOLs for example) and allow to govern per-VM or per-vmdk granularity on those services.

Infinio provides the fastest and the most secure way to intercept I/O coming from a VM. An I/O filter installed on all ESXi hosts, then related storage policy is applied to each VM that will be accelerated.

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