"The users all come in a at 8 o'clock in morning and that applies tremendous pressure on the disk, and here we show the acceleration you get when booting from the cache as opposed to the disk," Ilan said.
The software has a recording system to help decide what data to populate the cache with.
In addition to the SSD storage, VXL also uses a DRAM storage tier up front. A typical configuration includes a few gigabytes of DRAM and a few terabytes of flash storage.
"All of the hottest transient data hits the DRAM tier first, and if it's a read-write, read-write, read-write it may not even reach the SSD. That protects SSD layer from excessive writes and helps us get the best usage out of the flash storage," Ilan said.
Transient data includes database transactions. Products like VXL have made it possible to virtualize more demanding applications, like databases, as well, according to Ilan.
OCZ has just started shipping VXL 1.3.
Send news tips and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org