Fusion-io adds new features to diversify into the enterprise
Fusion-io (s fio) knows it needs to expand its business further beyond its webscale customer base if it is to stand up against big players getting more into flash lately, such as EMC (s emc) to IBM (s ibm).
The company on Monday showed a stronger intent to appease the staid enterprise by announcing an update to its ioTurbine software, available immediately. The new and improved ioTurbine lets customers get more granular control over flash resources sitting inside virtualized servers or in storage gear.
ioTurbine already worked with virtualized servers, but now even more control is possible. With the upgrade, customers can choose to cache data at the hypervisor level — across all virtual machines running on a physical server — or based on the needs of individual virtual machines. That way, flash drives sitting in servers or storage boxes gets used efficiently.
“What we’re giving you the opportunity to…
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