About GridIron Systems
GridIron Systems, founded in 2007, is a venture-backed company based in Sunnyvale, California, focused on hardware and software solutions that accelerate today’s data-driven enterprises and service provider organizations. Specifically, GridIron’s mission is to help these organizations remove performance bottlenecks in their data centers – particularly within their data storage infrastructure – to significantly improve the response time of the critical applications that power their business. The members of the GridIron management team have been instrumental in the growth and success of many leading technology companies, including Force 10 Networks, Brocade, Extreme Networks, Palo Alto Networks, and Sierra Monolithics.
GridIron provides innovative hardware and software solutions that enable customers to extract more performance and value from their existing storage, server, and application infrastructure. GridIron acceleration solutions can improve the performance of Oracle, VMware, Big Data, and SQL applications by 2-4X or more. By improving application response time, GridIron customers also improve the productivity and operational efficiency of their data-driven organizations. This, in turn, typically results in significant cost-savings and/or cost avoidance for the IT organization and for the business. GridIron solutions are deployed in leading companies across North America, including Sony, High Moon Studios, Gilead, Avago, StubHub, Shopzilla, and more.
GridIron’s family of acceleration products consist of innovative, highly intelligent appliances including the flagship product – the TurboCharger GT – which is transparently deployed within the data center SAN fabric between existing server and storage resources. The TurboCharger appliances are non-disruptive and can be quickly deployed on their own without requiring any changes to existing storage, server, or application resources. Alternatively, the TurboCharger powers several other integrated GridIron solutions that combine server, storage, and acceleration technologies to address specific application and workload requirements that are unique to each customer.
Inside every GridIron product is innovative SetRanking technology, which is based on 20+ hardware and software patents (pending and granted). SetRanking provides a level of intelligence and performance not available in any other acceleration appliance. The technology takes a holistic view of application workloads and behaviors between servers and storage resources to determine which applications and data can benefit most from performance acceleration. SetRanking then adapts the caching and acceleration algorithms within the TurboCharger solutions to continuously optimize application performance along four dimensions – including available bandwidth, concurrent operations, acceptable latency, and I/O performance.