Astute Selected as Product of the Year Finalist by Storage Magazine


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Networked Flash Leader Recognized for its ViSX G4 Performance Storage Appliance that Eliminates Network and Storage I/O Bottlenecks

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January 16, 2013 – Astute NetworksTM, Inc., the leading provider of performance storage appliances, today announced that it has been selected as a 2012 Product of the Year finalist by Storage Magazine and in the Enterprise Storage System category. Featuring Astute’s 100 percent Networked FlashTM architecture and patented DataPump EngineTM, ViSX performance storage appliances eliminate I/O performance barriers for business critical applications deployed in physical and virtual infrastructures.
Storage I/O constraints are the primary cause of unacceptable performance for business-critical applications and virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Traditional hard disk-based storage arrays and the current generation of hybrid storage products, with their reliance on legacy controllers, were not designed to address the performance limitations of today’s most I/O intensive environments such as databases, business intelligence and highly virtualized applications. Astute overcomes these limitations with its DataPump Engine protocol processor and Networked FlashTM architecture that are at the core of every ViSX performance storage appliance. As a result, ViSX removes the I/O bottlenecks and eliminates the barriers to virtualizing Tier 1 business-critical applications at an unprecedented level of performance, deployment simplicity and cost-effectiveness.

ViSX Product Line Features Include:
• Up to140,000 sustained random IOPS per 2U device
• 19.2TB of reliable eMLC hot-plug flash modules per 2U
• Support for 1 GbE and 10 GbE networks with redundant, dual-active interfaces
• Primary deduplication with zero impact on performance
• VMware vCenter plug-in or easy to use FlashWRX management GUI

“Storage Magazine and are at the forefront of educating enterprises on the technology innovations that are transforming the way organizations address their physical and virtual storage environments,” said Len Rosenthal, senior vice president marketing, Astute Networks. “This prestigious nomination comes on the heels of an amazing year as our partners and customers are realizing that ViSX is the most cost-effective, simplest, and least disruptive way to deploy solid state flash storage to instantaneously eliminate I/O performance barriers.”

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About Astute Networks
Astute is the leading provider of performance storage appliances for physical and virtual environments that increase performance, enhance user productivity, and lower IT costs. The company’s ViSX family of Networked Flash appliances is based on a 100% solid state Flash technology that cost–effectively delivers a high number of sustained IOPS to dramatically increase application performance. Powered by its patented DataPump Engine™, ViSX overcomes performance limitations by non-disruptively delivering shared performance to all servers and virtual machines over pervasively deployed Ethernet networks. ViSX is available through the company’s network of authorized AstuteNet channel partners. For more information, visit

Astute Networks, Networked flash, ViSX G4, DataPump Engine, and FlashWRX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Astute Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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