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Liquidware Labs Announces the Availability of Flex-IO, IOPS Accelerator for VDI

New solution leverages existing storage to boost IOPS up to 40X and reduce latency by 75 percent.

CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquidware Labs, the leader in desktop transformation software solutions, today announced the introduction of  Flex-IO, new software that addresses two key challenges in virtual desktop deployments – IOPS bottlenecks and latency.  Flex-IO accelerates storage IOPS by an average of 25,000 available IOPS or roughly 40X per virtual desktop host. 

Latency is also often cited as an industry issue when using spinning disks or slow storage for virtual desktops. Flex-IO decreases latency by up to 75%. Boosting IOPS while decreasing latency enhances the overall end-user experience of virtual desktops to a performance level that is often faster than physical desktops.

Flex-IO installs as a virtual storage appliance and is simple and easy to administer from a central web-based management console.  The software-based solution leverages existing storage and a nominal amount of host RAM to provision and host non-persistent virtual desktops. Flex-IO can be implemented in minutes compared to the time-intensive, complex, and high costs associated with implementing storage hardware. Flex-IO supports any VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) solution that runs on VMware ESX/ESXi Server, including VMware Horizon View and Citrix XenDesktop.

"Limited IOPS and latency on slow storage, such as spinning disks, has continued to slow down   widespread adoption of VDI because customers demand high performance at a price that is comparable with physical desktops," said Jason Mattox, CTO of Liquidware Labs. "Flex-IO solves the price/performance equation for customers with an easy-to-deploy virtual storage appliance that leverages investments in existing storage while optimizing available Read and Write IOPS."

Flex-IO adds value beyond any other competing product on the market with the following benefits including:

  • Optimization of both Read and Write IOPS – an average boost of 25,000 per host
  • Reduced latency – up to 75%
  • Reduces the number of network hops by centralizing storage on VDI hosts
  • Optimization of any host storage medium including iSCSI devices
  • RAM requirements are approximately 1/3 of other solutions (recommended 32GB per 100 users)
  • Easy to install in minutes, even on a live VDI host
  • Eliminates the time-consuming logistics of sourcing, comparing and provisioning of VDI storage
  • Extremely competitive pricing – one of the lowest entry points on the market

"We've been looking for a cost-effective solution to increase performance of our non-persistent virtual desktops," said James Gordon, Technology & Operations for Needham Bank. "We've been a satisfied customer of ProfileUnity User Management from Liquidware Labs. When we were introduced to Flex-IO we were impressed with the IOPS and latency performance boost it provides for an affordable price. That, coupled with our trust in Liquidware Labs, made Flex-IO an easy decision."

Flex-IO enters the IOPS acceleration market at an affordable price, and will list at only USD $3,000 per host (North American pricing only).  Average VDI deployments in the industry often have 100 users or more per host – making Flex-IO come in at a very affordable performance boost per user.  However, until January 31, 2014, limited time introductory pricing will offer customers an even better, extreme value.  For specific introductory pricing information, please inquire at [email protected].

Flex-IO is available worldwide for download and trial now. Visit www.LiquidwareLabs.com  for more information or to find a Liquidware Labs partner near you.

About Liquidware Labs

Liquidware Labs™ is the leader in desktop transformation solutions for next-generation physical and virtual desktops, including VMware View®, Citrix® XenDesktop, Red Hat® and Microsoft® Windows 7. The company's innovative Stratusphere™ FIT and Stratusphere™ UX products support assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks) of virtual desktop environments. Liquidware Labs award-winning ProfileUnity™ solution with FlexApp, FlexDisk features supports migration to Windows 7, and user management and application virtualization.  Flex-IO supports IOPS acceleration in virtual desktop environments.  Liquidware Labs products are VMware-certified and Citrix Ready, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.

Stratusphere, ProfileUnity, FlexApp, FlexDisk and Flex-IO are trademarks of Liquidware Labs, 2014. All rights reserved.  All other trademarks are the respective property of their owners.

For More Information, Contact:
Grace Krokidas
Liquidware Labs
[email protected]

SOURCE Liquidware Labs

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