Cloudistics, a startup company that was founded in 2013 in Reston, VA, has announced the general availability of Turbine – an application acceleration appliance. Turbine would immediately improve underlying application performance in a virtual environment “by 20 times at a fraction of the cost and time” it would take to install the all-flash storage solutions on the market today.
While flash storage or hard drive/solid-state drive-based hybrid solutions exist to solve the application performance problem, their “$3/GB cost” and an implementation price of hundreds of thousands of dollars would put them out of reach for companies of all sizes, according to Cloudistics. They would also take up considerable real estate in a data center rack and require up to several weeks of transition time to provision, install, and test before they can be placed in production, and would still require fine-tuning to achieve best results.
Turbine’s acceleration software, by contrast, is delivered as a fully hardware-redundant appliance that would install in minutes at a fraction of the cost of an all-flash-array. The dual 1U-sized appliances can be installed between any hypervisor and existing SAN environment, giving customers flash-level performance from their existing storage. Existing storage can immediately reach maximum acceleration, says Cloudistics, giving IT admins a “cost-effective” alternative to the flash and hybrid solutions available today.
Key benefits of the Cloudistics Turbine application acceleration appliance would include:
- Acceleration of write-intensive applications such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Business Intelligence (BI), SQL, and Backup and Recovery operations “by 100x.”
- Increase in hypervisor workload density “by up to 3x.”
- “Simple to use and installs in 15 minutes,” without requiring data migrations, forklift upgrades, or hypervisor changes.
- Supports VMware, Hyper-V, and KVM hypervisors and all iSCSI and Fibre Channel SAN storage types.
“With Turbine, Cloudistics has radically simplified how companies manage their infrastructure and deploy applications,” said Najaf Husain, President and CEO of Cloudistics. “Up to this point, the job of trying to accelerate applications has been an incredibly challenging task, requiring a very costly ‘forklift’ upgrade to flash or hybrid technology. Turbine’s on-site two-week demo program helps companies prove for themselves that they can achieve all of their application acceleration goals, not only for a fraction of the cost, but in a fraction of the time.”
Cloudistics was founded in 2013 by a team of software guys coming mainly from AppAssure Software, a company sold to Dell in 2012. The company’s products enable businesses to deploy, manage, and optimize applications instantly in order to simplify management, accelerate performance, and reduce costs.