Infinio, cache in your ESXi server for your NFS datastores

Alastair Cook from ProfessionalVMware writes about TFD9:

At  Tech Field Day 9  last month  Infinio  came out of stealth mode and showed their upcoming storage acceleration product for the first time. The product places a caching appliance on each ESXi host to accelerate reads from NFS datastores.

For server virtualization this can be a huge help as usually around 80% of VM disk access is reads, these will usually be satisfied from the Infinio appliance. Not loading the storage array for these reads will all much better performance for the writes as well.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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