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  1. An Early Look at PernixData’s Server-Side Flash Virtualization Platform | Storage CH Blog

    [...] Read on here [...]

  2. An Early Look at PernixData’s Server-Side Flash Virtualization Platform

    [...] An Early Look at PernixData’s Server-Side Flash Virtualization Platform [...]

  3. Tune In For Storage Field Day 3 via @ChrisWahl | Wahl Network

    [...] I’ve recently written about the Flash Virtualization Platform solution by PernixData, who is one of the SFD3 sponsors, if you’d like to get a sneak peek at their [...]

  4. NetApp's Flash Game: Do They Hold Pocket Aces? via @ChrisWahl | Wahl Network

    [...] very happy to see so much energy around this type of technology, as I had already heard from both PernixData and SanDisk on this very same topic. In the case of NetApp, Flash Accel is being offered for free [...]

  5. Server Side Caching Is Quickly Becoming a Necessity via @ChrisWahl | Wahl Network

    [...] While I’ve written on various producers of server side caching solutions in the past (such as PernixData, SanDisk, NetApp, and thanks to some user comments I will soon cover Proximal Data), I felt it [...]

  6. Server Side Caching Is Quickly Becoming a Necessity - 1cloudroad.com

    [...] While I’ve written on various producers of server side caching solutions in the past (such as PernixData, SanDisk, NetApp, and thanks to some user comments I will soon cover Proximal Data), I felt it [...]

  7. PernixData FVP 1.0 Has Arrived At GA via @ChrisWahl | Wahl Network

    [...] about PernixData FVP, I invite you to take a glance over at my introductory article entitled “An Early Look at PernixData’s Server-Side Flash Virtualization Platform“ written a few months back. I’m really stoked about the earth shattering impact that revolves [...]

  8. Shaloo Shalini
    Shaloo Shalini at |

    Chris, Excellent write up with good insights on Pernixdata FVP.

    Regarding the following note:

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    From an administrative perspective, the virtual flash pool does not appear as a datastore to the vSphere hosts – frankly, that would be messy to try and manage.
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    What are your thoughts on how Pernixdata or any other SSD caching solution, that supports ‘write-back’, would be required to play with Enterprise storage functions such as dedup, backup, snapshots?

    For example, lets’s say Pernixdata write-back caching is in full swing and one of the back-end disks goes bad. A new disk / array is set up and backup is restored / snapshot is restored. What happens to data that was in write-back SSD flash level? It hasn’t made to the disk and may be inconsistent with the last backup / snapshot image?

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    Shaloo

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