December 11, 2017:
Only read performance is improved by HP MSA's internal caching and tiering features.1 In comparison, VirtuCache improves the performance of reads and writes for MSA, and it does so by caching to in-VMware host SSD or RAM. There are other differences as well.
July 22, 2016:
CEPH is a popular open source storage software. However its write latencies are high. VirtuCache caches CEPH volumes to in-host SSDs and by doing so reduces VM level latencies considerably.
March 7, 2019:
As it relates to storage, genome sequencing workflow has two requirements.
Need for cheap ($/GB) Petabyte scale storage.
Need for faster processing of Genome files under analysis, many of which are a few hundred GB in size.
April 15, 2020:
City of Mountain View is using VirtuCache to improve the performance of Netapp's Ontap Select storage software. They were one of our first customers to upgrade to ESXi 7.0 and so they had to upgrade VirtuCache as well.
We announced General Availability of VirtuCache for ESXi 7 within 2 weeks of VMware's ESXi 7 release date.
October 11, 2018:
Dell's PowerEdge VRTX hyper-converged appliance can either have all hard drive datastores or all SSD datastores, but you can't have SSDs act as tiering or caching media for VRTX volumes. That's where VirtuCache comes in.
November 22, 2017:
By caching hot data to in-VMware host NVME SSD and RAM, VirtuCache was able to improve the performance of Jenkins based Continuous Integration(CI) process, which in turn resulted in quicker build-test cycles.