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Solid state cache appliance implementations News
August 09, 2017
E8 adds parallel file-system support for IBM Spectrum Scale and Oracle RAC deployments. Applications read and write to a shared flash volume on E8-D24 and new E8 X-24 arrays.
October 22, 2015
Western Digital is taking its biggest step yet into the flash market, with its $19 billion SanDisk acquisition. The deal is the second major storage merger this month.
October 15, 2015
Datagres PerfAccel 3.0 resides on a host server to examine application I/O access patterns at the file-system level and boost the performance of underlying storage.
September 18, 2015
PrimaryIO, formerly known as CacheBox, is among four vendors using VMware's software development kit to build vSphere APIs for I/O Filters.
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Server-side caching, or flash storage installed in the server itself, is deployed to accelerate application performance. Placing the flash as close to the application as possible reduces latency and improves performance.
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There are many factors to consider when choosing between caching and tiering storage techniques to optimize storage. Knowing how and when to use either can make a big difference. Continue Reading
Brien Posey looks at popular ways of using SSD as cache, including write-around, write-through and write-back, as well as how the technology compares with SSD tiering. Continue Reading
Chris Evans discusses the benefits to caching flash storage, the trade-offs involved and flash cache models, as well as a handy cheat sheet. Continue Reading
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As flash technologies and public cloud storage become increasingly common in enterprises, SSD caching appliances on hard disk drives may soon become outdated. Continue Reading
Though hidden from the user, flash management is important for IT professionals. How a flash controller manages NAND flash can impact longevity and performance. Continue Reading
Flash management has become more important as vendors push the cost of flash down by using less expensive (and less reliable) flash media. But with so many ways to implement flash storage technology, it can be a bit overwhelming. One popular ... Continue Reading
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To get the greatest benefit from virtual flash caching, you need to understand how your hypervisor uses the cache and then add flash storage. Continue Reading
George Crump of Storage Switzerland discusses the variety of ways flash caching can be implemented today in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading
There are misconceptions that flash hypervisors and caching engines are the same technology. They are similar technologies, but there are differences. Continue Reading