Infinio, a provider of storage acceleration for virtualized data centers based in Cambridge, Mass., has been added to the VMware Partner Verified and Supported Product program, advancing deployment of Infinio Accelerator in VMware vSphere environments.
The VMware Partner Verified and Supported Product program validates third-party virtualization technologies and improves support through heightened collaboration with VMware. Infinio, which uses server-side memory distributed across hosts to create a global storage cache, is a VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP), a member of the VMware Host Extensions program, and supporter of Common Information Model (CIM) interfaces. Inclusion in the PVSP program helps Infinio’s interoperability with vSphere versions 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5 as well as upcoming versions.
The addition to the VMware Partner Verified and Supported Product program coincides with the Infinio 2.0 release, which broadens its platform support to include block storage devices such as Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage arrays. To support these new platforms, Infinio 2.0 interoperates with vSphere via VMware’s PSA multi-pathing framework. The company’s PSP Plug-in provides traditional multi-pathing capabilities while enabling a low latency I/O intercept mechanism. In tandem, Infinio’s content-addressable, deduplicated memory store continues to run in a virtual appliance environment.
“The VMware Partner Verified and Supported Product program allows us to collaborate with the virtualization industry leader and provide our customers with high quality support for infrastructure software on the market, helping them add immediate value to their organizations and reduce risk in implementing new technology,” says Peter Smith, vice president of product management at Infinio.