"We're looking at adding more policy management controls for customers," Flint said. NEVEX currently supports Microsoft Windows operating systems running natively and in Microsoft Hyper-V. But according to Flint and NEVEX VP of Marketing Carol Mackay, that's due to expand in 2012 as the company looks to support VMware ESX and Linux.
International growth also is on NEVEX's radar. "The global market has been very aggressive," Mackay said in comparison to North America. Mackay identified South Africa and Asia as regions with particularly high interest in NEVEX's technologies, and Flint credits the company's "major differentiator" for eliciting international interest.
"Our competitors implement caching at the block level or the hardware level," Flint said. "It's easier to implement but it lacks application awareness. We come from the data management side, and they come from the data storage side. We cache at the file level so that we can cache per application and also cache specific apps." By caching applications at that file level, Flint claims that NEVEX's solution can actually boost the performance of specific applications that cannot be affected by any other applications running on the same server.
So NEVEX plans to take its file level caching solution, which also integrates memory cache with flash cache, to the international stage in 2012 through its VAR program that it announced just three weeks ago. Interested companies can still apply to be a part of the NEVEX early adopter VAR program through the end of January 2012.