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VeloBit Adds Support for VMware and Citrix XenServer Virtualization Platforms

We're happy to report that VeloBit HyperCache is delivering massive performance improvements

The initial release of VeloBit HyperCache on May 7 included support for Linux. Since then we have added support for other platforms (OpenVZ, KVM, Xen) but didn’t make a big to-do about them. Our upcoming releases are Windows and Hyper-V. And I’m excited about our second major platform announcement at VeloBit: Yesterday we added full support for VMware as well as Citrix XenServer. That means that VeloBit HyperCache now offers the broadest support for operating systems and hypervisors of any SSD caching software while avoiding vendor lock-in.

Also, we’re still happy to report that VeloBit HyperCache is delivering massive performance improvements. Demartek, an independent evaluator, benchmarked VeloBit and found that it increased VDbench performance by 4.35x -- you can see the difference in the graph below (from the Demartek report). The report also says that the "increased performance in the VMware environment means that additional guest virtual machines could be run on the same physical VMware server."

VeloBit VMware Windows TpmC comparison

What’s more is VeloBit doesn’t cost an arm and a leg! Demartek found that VeloBit decreased cost per transaction by 62% while also increasing IOPS and reducing response time. You can see in the below table the 62% drop in $/TpmC from $51.15 to $19.42.

VeloBit VMware TpmC gain

Exactly how much performance increase your environment will experience will vary, so download the free trial today and give it a try.

More Stories By Peter Velikin

Peter Velikin has 12 years of experience creating new markets and commercializing products in multiple high tech industries. Prior to VeloBit, he was VP Marketing at Zmags, a SaaS-based digital content platform for e-commerce and mobile devices, where he managed all aspects of marketing, product management, and business development. Prior to that, Peter was Director of Product and Market Strategy at PTC, responsible for PTC’s publishing, content management, and services solutions. Prior to PTC, Peter was at EMC Corporation, where he held roles in product management, business development, and engineering program management.

Peter has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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