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FlashSoft Software:Accelerate Your Servers
FlashSoft™ software for VMware® vSphere® 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 an ESXi kernel module installed within the vSphere operating system. 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.
Remove the configuration challenge, additional overhead, and security concerns associated with agents running in each VM.
FlashSoft scales to support very large numbers of VMs without increasing CPU or memory requirements which stay at 3-5 % of overall CPU and 140MB of RAM no matter how many volumes or VMs are accelerated.
FlashSoft automatically ensures optimal cache usage per VM, assigning cache space dynamically as new VMs are added. No need to adjust existing VMs.
Cache content is preserved in event of VM restart or host reboot, cache metadata is restored in milliseconds. VMs are accelerated immediately, without waiting for another "warm-up" period.
Separate acceleration for base and clones, so golden image content is not duplicated across caches, conserving SSD space and I/O throughput.
A standard plug-in to vCenter supports management of FlashSoft functions directly through vCenter GUI. No need to dedicate another server or VM to manage the cache software.
VMware features such as HA, vMotion™ and Storage vMotion are seamlessly supported by FlashSoft.
Contact a FlashSoft sales representative, 408-801-3567, firstname.lastname@example.org Technical Support: 408-801-3558
FlashSoft software runs on any standard SAS, SATA, or PCIe Solid-state Device (SSD)
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.
Server Memory & CPU
FlashSoft for VMware vSphere will run on any system that will effectively run vSphere 5.0. vSphere compatibility list is available at the VMware website: