The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2013


PernixData

CEO: Poojan Kumar

August saw the release of software from storage startup PernixData that ties the flash storage and SSDs of multiple servers into a cluster to provide a high-performance storage tier for virtualized environments.

PernixData FVP is a hypervisor for server-side flash that drops into existing customer deployments to add performance without the need for extra hardware other than adding more flash storage or SSDs into already-deployed servers, the company said.

PernixData FVP is a 100-percent software solution that lets customers keep their existing shared storage infrastructure while taking advantage of server flash to increase storage performance.

It is a clustered software that aggregates server flash into a separate tier to provide scale-out storage performance using that flash, and it comes with all the clustering technology built-in.