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Proximal Data’s AutoCache: Fast Virtual Cache
Virtualization is tearing across the IT landscape because of benefits like improved efficiency and lower overall costs. Unfortunately, too many organizations have piled on the virtual machines (VMs), though, and this approach often does not provide the expected results.
When more VMs are added to the same physical storage interface, I/O traffic clogs and causes a bottleneck that limits VM density - therefore slowing server consolidation and potentially leading to an unnecessary purchase of faster CPUs.
This paper explores the I/O bottleneck problem in virtualized environments and introduces a solution designed to address it by enabling higher levels of server consolidation, increasing VM density up to 3X. Read on to learn more.