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FlashSoft™ software for Linux enables IT managers to cost-effectively boost database and application performance on Linux servers. FlashSoft enables a solid-state device (SSD) to function as a cache for frequently accessed data ("hot data") in a server. FlashSoft software is installed as a kernel module within the Linux OS. By caching the hot data on a high-speed SSD installed on the server, access times are reduced, and applications spend less time waiting for data.
FlashSoft for Linux accelerates enterprise applications such as MySQL and Oracle databases. The low latency I/O improves throughput and response time for business critical OLTP applications, increasing workload and reducing process time for OLAP operations. With any vendor's enterprise SSD installed in the server, FlashSoft typically increases performance between three and ten times while doubling or tripling the number of concurrent users or operations.
FlashSoft's innovative caching technology applies enterprise flash to accelerate I/O. FlashSoft software uses flash storage installed in the server to minimize latency and reduce I/O between server and storage. With FlashSoft software, the most frequently accessed data is cached on high-performance flash in the server, accelerating I/O without requiring modifications to storage infrastructure.
FlashSoft software works with any standard SSD attached via eSATA, SAS, or PCIe. The software also supports any SAN or DAS storage infrastructure.
The software installs in a few minutes and runs transparently as a kernel module within the Linux operating system. FlashSoft software is directed to the SSD that it will use as a cache, and the administrator identifies the volumes to be accelerated. FlashSoft automatically identifies the hot data and begins accelerating applications.
FlashSoft for Linux requires minimal server resources--typically just 3 to 5 percent of CPU capacity and 140MB of RAM. FlashSoft delivers all the benefits of SSD performance with minimal impact on server resources.
A read-write cache option is available for optimal performance with workloads such as databases and transactional applications. FlashSoft can natively mirror the cache on two SSDs to protect against the risk of data loss in the event of SSD failure, without the latency or complexity of third-party RAID. FlashSoft can also be deployed as a read-only cache for read-intensive workloads such as web servers, data analytics, and streaming media.
The software's cache data and metadata reside entirely on the SSD for persistence in the event of a server crash or system failure. The unique metadata model enables full recovery of the cache in fractions of a second upon system restart.
FlashSoft supports deployment of multiple SSDs in RAID configurations. The software also offers intelligent tools for data protection and recovery to protect against data loss in the event of SSD failure.
Contact a FlashSoft sales representative, 408-801-3567, email@example.comTechnical Support: 408-801-3558
FlashSoft runs on any standard SSD or flash PCIe, SAS, or eSATA.
The optimal cache size depends on the amount of data on the disks being accelerated, the applications running on the server, and the peak utilization. Please consult a SanDisk FlashSoft representative to discuss the optimal SSD for your needs.
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