FloatCloud delivers cloud flash memory storage at world record speed, accelerating critical applications and enabling fully virtualized and optimized IT infrastructures. Designed for sustained performance with high reliability, backed by Violin Flash Memory Arrays, we can scale to hundreds of terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, spike-free latency.
Unique Hardware & Software Stack
The technology stack is completely out of this world! The system is built on an in-memory model completely based on Violin Memory. The end result is the ability to scale to astronomical proportions and the capacity is virtually limitless. The only restriction: the Internet.
Imagine for a moment, a system limited only by the bounds of the Internet itself. By simply adding more memory the system not only increases in storage capacity, but in bandwidth and the ability to handle hundreds of thousands of additional transactions per second. There is no limit to how many of these memory systems can be added. The system is a private, virtual cloud with the ability to grow storage, memory, cpu, and internet connectivity at the push of a button.
Real-time Data Access is a Reality
In order to compete, SMB’s are faced with the challenge of remaining capable of competing with their larger market challengers. Today, the mandate is near instant access to information – whether a file, movies, applications or business analytics.
This means that demand for information – accessed from a central location or service – will be random and much more transaction oriented.
Anywhere, anytime access to data and systems is expensive and unpredictable. In partnership with Violin Memory, Float Cloud is now able to set the price/performance bar in memory-based shared storage offered via the cloud to companies whose budgets demand storage as a Operating Expense verse Capital Expenditure.
The Next Logical Step towards a Complete Memory-based Architecture
The PCIe card is the next logical step from the memory-based storage systems, addressing the customer for which server based persistent storage is a requirement. For workloads that don’t need a shared storage infrastructure, FloatCloud now provides the same radical performance economics in a PCIe form factor via the cloud for the first time 24/7/365 Access and with guaranteed Reliability. With our primary Data Center located in the Orem Utah, security and data center safety has never been better.
Businesses that have sizable storage budgets and need to conduct many transactions with specialized skills are well-suited. In contrast, service provider operations designed for scale with margin-optimizing efficiency require considerably more storage with considerably less complexity. Many traditional vendors, in trying to meet these requirements, have compelled providers to make sacrifices in the key areas of performance, cost and availability.
With this is in mind, service providers looking for a better approach have increasingly invested in
flash storage technology. Flash technology has promised — and largely delivered — better IOPS and increased throughput for critical, I/O-intensive applications, though often at a much higher cost per GB than traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). However, performance is just one attribute cloud service providers are looking for in a storage solution. Also high on their list are requirements such as high availability and reliability.
Cloud service providers can’t afford storage infrastructure downtime, lest they risk breaking SLA-driven availability commitments and irreparably damaging their reputations. Cost-effective scalability Flash storage must scale easily and non-disruptively to accommodate rapidly growing capacity requirements, and at a cost that enables service providers to maintain affordable and competitive prices.
Built-in operational efficiencies
In a similar vein, cloud service providers are looking for storage systems that are frugal in terms of space, power and cooling requirements, since every dollar of cost means one less dollar flowing to the bottom line.