Astute Recognized by Storage Strategies NOW as a High Value Storage Solution to Accelerate Application Performance for Virtual Machines

Analyst Report Outlines the Advantages of Astute's ViSX Solid State Flash Appliance in Eliminating I/O Bottlenecks

SAN DIEGO, CA (I-Newswire) December 12, 2012 - Astute NetworksTM, Inc., the leading provider of application acceleration appliances, today announced that Storage Strategies NOW, a leading industry analyst firm, outlines the advantages of Astute's ViSX™ G4 Flash VM storage appliance in its December 2012 Snapshot Report, "Astute Networks Accelerates Critical Datastores with Network-Attached Flash Appliance." The report, authored by James E. Bagley, senior analyst, and founding analyst Deni Connor, highlights Astute's DataPump EngineTM technology as a "significant differentiator" and explores how ViSX is a high value solution for organizations wanting to add dramatic performance improvements in minutes and without making disruptive changes to their existing environment.

For many organizations, traditional hard disk storage systems are increasingly becoming a performance bottleneck - especially for business-critical applications in virtualized infrastructures. Storage Strategies NOW explores how ViSX overcomes these challenges through the combination of its Networked FlashTM architecture and its patented DataPump Engine technology which offloads all storage I/O (iSCSI) and network I/O (TCP) protocol processing. As a result, the performance of both physical and virtual applications can be dramatically accelerated.

"Any organization seeking to improve application performance, particularly in virtualized environments, can take advantage of the ViSX Networked Flash Architecture," state Bagley and Connor in the report. "ViSX provides tremendous IOPS per dollar value, with an ease of installation that is very compelling. Astute provides a particularly reliable implementation of high-speed storage for business-critical applications in organizations that want to simply add performance without the replacing or modifying existing infrastructure."

The Storage Strategies NOW Snapshot Report provides a detailed analysis of how ViSX delivers its performance advantages by analyzing the solution's DataPump Engine and Networked Flash architecture and how they enable high-performance environments. The report also describes the customer benefits of ViSX, including how one ViSX user, Visioneer (a manufacturer of document imaging equipment) deployed ViSX and immediately achieved a 1,500% boost in critical database read performance compared to their existing infrastructure.

Astute's ViSX Flash VM storage appliances are purpose-built and optimized to deliver unprecedented random IOPS performance and unprecedented IOPS per dollar value, helping to unleash the full potential of flash performance, value, and investment, particularly in demanding virtualized environments. ViSX' Networked Flash architecture combines ultra-reliable eMLC flash modules with Astute's own custom designed high-performance, DataPump Engine I/O processor to completely offload and dramatically accelerate network (TCP) & storage (iSCSI) protocol processing. Tightly fused, they eliminate critical I/O bottlenecks that affect virtualized application and VDI performance and provisions shareable flash performance to all VMs and applications on all hosts over standard Ethernet networks. The result is a virtual infrastructure that is high performance, free of oversubscriptions, predictable, easy to manage and free of complexity.

"We are pleased to see Storage Strategies NOW acknowledge the purpose-built benefits and value of ViSX by correctly identifying its key advantages in delivering non-disruptive, quick to deploy, and easy to manage application performance for a variety of environments. By eliminating performance-robbing bottlenecks that degrade productivity, ViSX delivers predictable and sustained application performance that, to date has been unachievable at the price/performance value we provide," said Steve Topper, CEO of Astute Networks.

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About Astute Networks

Astute is the leading provider of application acceleration appliances for physical and virtual environments that increase performance, enhance user productivity, and lower IT costs. The company's ViSX family of Networked Flash appliances is based on a 100% solid state Flash technology that cost-effectively delivers a high number of sustained IOPS to dramatically increase application performance. Powered by its patented DataPump Engine™, ViSX overcomes performance limitations by non-disruptively delivering shared performance to all servers and virtual machines over pervasively deployed Ethernet networks. ViSX is available through the company's network of authorized AstuteNet channel partners. For more information, visit

Astute Networks, Networked flash, ViSX G4, DataPump Engine, and FlashWRX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Astute Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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