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FlashSoft Software:Accelerate Your Servers
Data access speed is more than just a number; it's a limit on
how fast data centers can run workloads. Alleviating data-transfer
bottlenecks gives businesses a competitive advantage and provides
users with better experiences. However, most data centers are
limited by budgets, available power, and available space, making
complete equipment upgrades difficult or impossible.
For these reasons, growing numbers of organizations are adding
solid state drives (SSDs) to their existing hard disk drive (HDD)
servers. Compared to traditional mechanical HDDs, SSDs pack more
performance in a smaller footprint and use less power. Yet on a
cost-per-gigabyte basis, enterprise-grade SSDs are generally still
more expensive than HDDs.
Thankfully, FlashSoft™ caching
software gives organizations the benefits of SSDs without the
cost of replacing an existing HDD infrastructure. Using FlashSoft
caching software and as little as 200GB of flash storage (SSAs or
SSDs) installed on the server tier, IT managers can dramatically
boost the performance of data center applications.
Instead of storing all data on SSDs, FlashSoft caching software
uses sophisticated algorithms to dynamically cache frequently used
data or "hot data" on the server tier. In a typical data center, 20
percent or less of total data stored is accessed frequently. This
means flash-based cache acceleration can increase application
speeds by a factor of three or greater for a fraction of the cost
of full-size SSDs.
FlashSoft SE 2.0 caching software is compatible with Windows and
Linux environments and is hardware agnostic, working with any
standard SSD. It runs entirely in the background, with no
management required. In order to minimize performance impacts,
FlashSoft is extremely light on server resources, typically using
less than 3 percent of CPU capacity. With FlashSoft caching
software from SanDisk, organizations can get the high speed of SSDs
at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).