National Specialty Alloys Selects Infinio For VDI Performance
Premium alloy supplier speeds up virtual desktops with no disruption
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Infinio, innovative provider of downloadable storage performance, is pleased to announce that National Specialty Alloys (NSA), a supplier of premium stainless steel, nickel, high temperature and specialty alloy products, has chosen Infinio Accelerator to provide the storage performance its VDI deployment needs, with no new hardware.
Nigel Hickey, Infrastructure Administrator at NSA, is seeing sustained storage offload rates of 61%, with peaks from 70-80%. Unlike competing solutions, Infinio is 100% software only, and does not affect native storage capabilities such as snapshotting, cloning, VMware updates, and so on.
"The installation was easy, and the cost was great," Hickey said. "I didn't have to plead my case over the CapEx, because Infinio's results made it easy to cost justify."
NSA is currently running 60 desktops on VMware View, with plans to grow to 90 or more by year end. While their current NFS storage system has plenty of capacity, Hickey and his colleagues wanted to ensure adequate IOPS and smooth performance to support future growth. Users noticed the faster response right away, Hickey said. The full story on NSA's use of Infinio can be found at http://info.infinio.com/nsa-case-study-pr.
Other Infinio customers represent the retail, life sciences, high technology, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and shipping industries.
Infinio Systems, Inc. offers a software-only solution to improve the NFS data storage performance of virtualized server and desktop environments. Based in Cambridge, Mass., the company enjoys strong financial backing from tier-one venture capitalists including Highland Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Osage University Partners. Infinio is an Elite-level member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner program and a finalist in the 2013 "Best of VMworld" awards for "Best New Technology." The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council named Infinio the 2013 "Start-up to Watch." More information is available at www.infinio.com.
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