As more consumers use the Internet for storage, the demand for technologies that make the infrastructure possible is going up. That’s good for Gear6, a Mountain View, Calif., company that makes centralized storage caching equipment.
The company makes a line of CACHEfx caching appliances which are expandable as more storage is added. The equipment is used in data centers as a cost-effective way to improve performance and cut overall storage costs. Too often the two-way communication to storage devices is a bottleneck in a data center. Customers using such solutions include enterprises that are embracing virtualization technologies.
Gear6 recently announced that Sony Pictures Imageworks used its equipment to accelerate its image-rendering applications.
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