Infinio is a no-brainer if you still have spinning disks and need better read latency performance.
January 18, 2020

Infinio is a no-brainer if you still have spinning disks and need better read latency performance.

David Comer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Infinio

We use Infinio on our VMware clusters to accelerate the read IO from our different workloads across our data center environments. We have had traditional spinning disk storage for the majority of time I have worked here, and Infinio has functioned as a great gap fill while we modernize into solid state storage at a gradual pace.
  • Citrix system boot time and application opening much faster
  • SQL database efficiency
  • The interface needs a way to allow for RBAC so everyone is not an admin.
  • Alerts should be configurable whenever a VM or host is not functioning correctly.
  • Positive impact has been delaying large storage refresh purchases.
  • Positive impact has been improving read latency without having to add infrastructure.
Infinio has no real market competition. There was a tool called Pernix FVP that did both read/write acceleration that I evaluated that became end-of-life while it was in POC. It was more complicated to deploy and remove than Infinio and required downtime for each host. Also, the fact that it was no longer supported made the decision to choose Infinio easy.
Support has always been helpful and responsive. Upgrades can be guided and scheduled so you can be confident that things will go smoothly. The product issues have been minimal and the support team has always done a great job at getting back to me with the recommended fixes that solved my problems.

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Infinio is best suited for infrastructure that has high-latency read IO performance challenges. It does nothing to help write IO, so keep in mind the type of workload for which you need to reduce latency.

If you have traditional SAS or SATA storage, Infinio has a tremendous impact on the response time of many applications. You can build your cluster's caching pool from either available RAM or an internal drive inside each host. This flexibility helps Infinio to be suitable across many types of environments.