Virtunet announces lower cost VirtuCache Essentials edition

Virtunet announces lower cost VirtuCache Essentials edition

San Mateo, CA. November 4, 2020.

Virtunet Systems has just announced a new lower cost VirtuCache Essentials edition.

The Essentials edition differs from the Standard edition in the below three ways.

  1. It can only cache reads (Write-Through caching). Caching writes (Write-Back caching) is not supported. For caching writes, you will need the VirtuCache Standard edition.

  2. The Essentials edition can only be installed on top of VMware’s vSphere Essentials or Essentials Plus licenses. For any other ESXi editions, you will need the VirtuCache Standard edition.

  3. At US$ 1500 per host, the Essentials edition is 50% discounted from the Standard edition.

The table below has more details on features and cost for VirtuCache full featured Standard edition and the license restricted Essentials edition.

Feature.

Standard Edition – Full Featured VirtuCache.

VirtuCache Essentials Edition – Restricted Features.

Can cache to host SSD or RAM.

Yes

Yes

No restriction on amount of cache capacity per host.

Yes

Yes

Caches data from any SAN storage.

Yes

Yes

Supports all VMware features.

Yes

Yes

Supports all VDI features.

Yes

Yes

Manage VirtuCache configuration, and view storage performance statistics using web GUI, CLI, or vCenter plugin.

Yes

Yes

Apply caching policy at the Datastore and/or VM level.

Yes

Yes

Caches Reads (Write-Through caching policy).

Yes

Yes

Caches Writes (Write-Back caching policy).

Yes

No

Mirrors writes to cache media on another host. This to protect against data loss if a host fails.

Yes

Not applicable. Since this feature applies to write caching only.

Can be installed on any ESXi edition.

Yes

No.

Can be installed only on vSphere Essentials or Essentials Plus editions.

Perpetual license cost.

$3000 per host (regardless of CPU count).

$1500 per host (regardless of CPU count).

Additional discounts.

Yes.

2/3 year term licenses are cheaper than a perpetual license. Contact [email protected] for details.

No.

There is no lower cost term based license for this edition.

Annual support cost.

$600 per host.

$300 per host.

Support hours – 24x7x365.

Yes

Yes

For additional details about VirtuCache Essentials or Standard edition, please contact [email protected].

Author: Margaret Fisk, Technical Marketing, Virtunet Systems, [email protected]

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