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Infinio accelerator – quick review

| 04/04/2014 | Tags: , , ,

INFINIO LOGOI recently came across Infinio and after reading about the unique way it tackled the problem of increasing I/O and reducing latency I was curious to see how it would perform in my lab.

A few things I would like to point out. First of all Infinio works only with NFS storage, secondly it does not require flash storage as it utilizes the host RAM instead however it provides only read acceleration.

I chose to setup 1 NFS store per array (RAID1 & RAID0) to see if there were any discernible differences. I had several existing lab VMs (DC and other general VMs) but for additional I/O load I added 3 I/O intensive VMs for each NFS volume.

RAID1

You can see distinct increases to I/O when switched on

raid1-io

 

 

 

 

 

You can see a distinct decrease in read latency when switched on

raid1-read-latency

 

 

 

 

 

 RAID0

Again you can see you can see distinct increases to I/O when switched on

raid0-io

 

 

 

 

 

 

and again you can see a distinct decrease in read latency

raid0-read-latency

 

 

 

 

 

 

Required Infinio VM resource usage

infinio-memory-usage

infinio-memory-legend

 

 

 

 

 

Summary

So as we can see, Infinio does exactly what it says on the tin and given its being pitched towards the VDI market the latency reduction is a very good thing. So if you are needing just a read acceleration product and you don’t have the budget for host based flash storage Infinio is definitely worth a look.