Last Thursday the Netherlands VMUG had a gathering at Hotel Van Der Valk in Vianen. About 50 VMUG members attended this meeting, which was sponsored by PernixData.
Frank Denneman (working for PernixData) and Bouke Groenescheij (VMUG member and blogger) both talked about PernixData FVP, PernixData’s storage acceleration solution. PernixData FVP leverages local flashstorage (SSD or FusionIO) to cache both read and write IO’s. Because some former VMware employees are working for Pernix (including some developers), the company has a lot of knowledge about VMware’s vSphere platform. As a result Pernix’s solution integrates very good with VMware vSphere; you just have to load a VIB on to your ESXi server to use Pernix.
PernixData FVP will certainly increase your storage performance (by using local flash devices) while your existing storage solution will be kept in place. Although Pernix will sit between the ESXi host and your SAN, everything is working the same…Pernix is completely transparent. More information on pernixdata.com or Frank’s blog.
Frank did a good presentation about the product and the technology behind it, while Bouke looked at the product from a end-user perspective. Bouke actually installed the product in his home-lab, and showed how to get 50k+ IOPS from a Synology solution. Pretty cool.
There’s a video available of both Frank’s and Bouke’s presentation. Some pictures of the meeting are included in this article.
Don’t forget to become a member of the NLVMUG, the official VMware Usergroup in The Netherlands. Membership is free, you can join here. Please note that there will be no VMUG Event in December this year, the big VMUG Event is scheduled for march. More information on www.nlvmug.com.
Thanks to PernixData for sponsoring this NLVMUG meeting.