Founded in 1997
by network storage pioneer Larry Boucher and group of respected storage
executives, Alacritech sets new records for the delivery of increasing amounts
of enterprise cloud, video and other rich application data. The company's first
NFS Acceleration appliance, the ANX 1500, mitigates Network Attached Storage
(NAS) sprawl and dramatically improves the performance of NFS infrastructures,
and does so without requiring the replacement of existing ecosystems or the
surrender of ownership of mission-critical data. The ANX 1500 pays for itself
faster than any other storage infrastructure solution and provides by far the
lowest cost per operations per second (OPS). The company holds 54 patents and
has received $34 million in funding. Alacritech can be found at
- editor mentions on STORAGEsearch.com,
Alacritech's speed blog
editor's comments:- November 2012 -
Alacritech - whose
positioning statement is "we invented speed" - competes in the
SSD ASAPs market -
although they go to great lengths to say that their
(4TB flash and 48GB DRAM) doesn't have the kind of controller bottlenecks that
are inherent in competing systems.
But no system meets all needs.
You really need to be sure that your problem looks like their solution.
launched its TCP/IP
and SCSI offload accelerator in 2001 - it was one of
nearly 10 companies
which had similar high hopes for the iSCSI accelerator market.
In those days it was assumed that the processing overhead would lead to poor
performance and that servers would need accelerator cards to provide adequate
performance. Nowadays - because of
CPU equivalence the most cost effective way to accelerate apps performance
is to integrate SSDs.
In January 2011 -
1500 ($70,000 base price) - a 2U
SSD ASAP optimized
for the NAS market - which
the company claims can deliver 120,000 NFS OPS when configured with 48GB of
DRAM and up to 4TB flash SSD.