NetApp creates innovative products—storage systems and software that help customers around the world store, manage, protect, and retain one of their most precious corporate assets: their data. NetApp helps:
- Reduce their data center footprint by 50%
- Boost storage utilization by 200% and storage system performance by up to 400%
- Achieve up to 166% ROI as a result of data center transformation
Virtacore decided to compete in the enterprise market by boosting our NetApp with the Performance Acceleration Module. When developing the Performance Acceleration Module (PAM), NetApp’s goal was to break the link between random read performance and spindle count so that storage systems can deliver higher levels of performance while using less power, less cooling, and less space. An important aspect of performance is latency or response time—the time needed to satisfy a given read request. For PAM, NetApp set a goal of reducing the average read latency by an order of magnitude under high (80%) CPU load. We achieved this goal in the first release of the product. In internal testing, we found that PAM offers significant acceleration for a variety of common applications such as Microsoft® Exchange, VMware®, file serving, and Perforce.