PrimaCloud Breaks Cloud Computing Performance Barriers Using Xsigo Virtual I/O
PrimaCloud, a pioneering managed cloud and virtual IT services provider, said today that it has utilized the Xsigo I / O Director as the bedrock of its information center interconnect system. The Xsigo I / O Director enables PrimaCloud to smash the barriers of I / O throughput seen in existing cloud computing offerings, permitting end consumers to experience application performance levels that would formerly have been achievable only in purpose-built non-public datacenters.
In addition, Xsigo’s virtual I / O infrastructure permits PrimaCloud to immediately provision cheap virtual non-public datacenters for its patrons inside mins. “Before we found Xsigo, we searched for a very long time to get a solution that would permit us to provision hi-performance virtual non-public datacenters for our customers,” announced David Durkee, Boss man of PrimaCloud.
“We looked at 10GigE and physical Infiniband interconnects and found they furnished inadequate manageability and throughput to promise our buyers the fast and trustworthy service we wished to battle with existing purpose-built information centers. With Xsigo’s fast 20Gb / sec connections to our servers, we will be able to ultimately use the full I / O bandwidth capacity of our VMWare ESX clients.
With three years of expertise providing cloud computing under the ENKI name, PrimaCloud management was seeing a rising number of concern clients running database and transaction-intensive applications like Oracle which needed multi-gigabit connections to the vLAN and NAS storage to avoid I / O contention. In these applications the bandwidth needed per virtual machine surpassed 3Gb / sec, which suggested a single cloud server running 10 virtual machines needed over 30Gb / sec total I / O bandwidth. Only Xsigo virtual I / O, with twin redundant 20Gb / sec I / O connections per server, provided the necessary performance.
The Xsigo I / O Director’s low-latency bandwidth also serves to take maximum benefit of PrimaCloud’s SSD-cached NAS systems to delivery excellent application throughput. PrimaCloud’s instantly managed, hypervisor-agnostic cloud design needs a high level of automation to form and manage virtual personal datacenters ( VPDCs ).
The Xsigo I / O Director is ready to instantly provision and manage virtual I / O and VLANs related to virtual examples running VMWare ESX, Citrix, HyperV, and 3Tera’s AppLogic, under the control of PrimaCloud’s implementation of Enigmatec’s EMS, a cross-platform, policy-based automation engine. Using EMS to configure the I / O Director gets rid of manual work in handling VPDCs, as well as allowing automated scaling of VPDCs to retort to changes in load, leading to serious end-customer cost benefits. “Our patrons expect to take an info center Visio diagram and make it real inside minutes,” added Durkee. “We couldn’t have done this without the rapid scalability and management suppleness that Xsigo enables.
Virtual I / O let us to realize the ‘virtual’ part of the on-demand virtual non-public data center as well as provision only the resources the consumer requests. Xsigo virtual I / O is a critical part of the reference datacenter design PrimaCloud uses to supply on the guarantee of cloud computing : inexpensive, on-demand computing delivered on a pay-as-you-go-basis while meeting enterprise needs for performance and uptime.
The simplicity of employing Xsigo Virtual I / O has enabled PrimaCloud’s reference design to be utilized in any one of its sixty five datacenters worldwide for public, or hosted personal cloud computing, as well as at buyer sites.
PrimaCloud is a California Limited Liability Company founded in 2006 with the vision of bringing enterprise-class Information Technology capabilities on an on-demand basis to growing companies seeking to gain maximum value from their IT expenditures. Founded by the former CIO of NetSuite, PrimaCloud offers fully managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Computing based on a variety of best-in-class technologies with the aim of providing fast and reliable service by independently virtualizing computing, networking, and storage to achieve uptime, performance and controllability rivaling that of proprietary datacenter architectures while retaining the traditional benefits of Cloud deployment such as scalability, on-demand billing, and hardware abstraction. PrimaCloud’s outsourced operations services complement its infrastructure by enabling customers to deploy and manage applications in the Cloud without hiring or training staff.
About Xsigo Systems
Xsigo Systems, Inc. is the technology leader in data center I/O virtualization, helping organizations reduce costs and improve business agility. The Xsigo VP780 I/O Director consolidates server connectivity with a solution that provides unprecedented management simplicity and interoperability with open standards. The privately held company is based in San Jose, CA and funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Greylock Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners.
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