About PernixData FVP

Product Diagram

Virtualization has changed the way modern data centers operate. But storage systems haven’t been able to keep up, creating I/O bottlenecks that hamper application performance. In today’s enterprise, IT administrators need a way to efficiently scale storage performance using virtualization, much in the same way they scale server compute and memory.

Pernixdata FVP does just that. Our revolutionary hypervisor software aggregates server side flash across an entire enterprise to create a scale-out data tier for the acceleration of primary storage. By optimizing reads and writes at the host level, PernixData FVP reduces application latency from milliseconds to microseconds. By doing this completely independent of storage capacity, PernixData’s software gives virtual administrators unprecedented control over how they manage application performance.

For the first time ever, companies can scale storage performance independent of storage capacity using server side flash. This is done in a 100% seamless manner without requiring any changes to applications, workflows or storage infrastructure.

Key Benefits

Server-Side Scale Out

FVP seamlessly scales out as you add more servers and server-side flash devices to your virtualized environment. In addition, remote flash devices are leveraged transparently for clustered hypervisor features such as live migrations.

Read and Write Acceleration

FVP accelerates both read and write operations. For write operations, FVP can be configured so that changes to the data are initially committed to the flash and later persisted on the backend storage. In such scenarios data loss is prevented via synchronous replication to flash devices on peer servers in the cluster.

Hypervisor Based

FVP software is deployed transparently as a hypervisor-only module and therefore does not have the limitations of guest OS agents or virtual appliances. The FVP platform is a VMware Partner Verified and Supported Product (PVSP).

Leverage Existing Storage Investments

FVP accelerates virtualized applications while continuing to leverage existing investments in storage, thereby preventing a 'rip and replace'.

Enterprise Class

FVP has no single point of failure and can survive loss of flash devices, network, servers or backend storage.


FVP is purpose built to augment virtualized environments. It provides per-VM policies and resource management.

Open Architecture

FVP's open architecture means it can work equally well with any storage, any hypervisor, any flash device and any application.

Ease of Use

FVP is easy to install and manage and can be configured and monitored via an intuitive user interface.