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FlashSoft Software:Accelerate Your Servers
FlashSoft™ software for Windows enables IT managers to
cost-effectively boost database and application performance on
Windows Server® 2008. FlashSoft enables a solid-state
storage device to function as a cache for frequently accessed data
("hot data") in a server. FlashSoft software is installed as filter
driver within the Windows driver stack. By caching the hot data on
a high-speed solid state device (SSD) installed on the server,
access times are reduced and applications spend less time waiting
FlashSoft SE for Windows accelerates enterprise applications,
such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange, as well as
virtual machines on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. When used with
an existing server and an SSD, FlashSoft typically increases
performance between three and ten times while doubling or tripling
the number of concurrent users or operations.
FlashSoft software uses flash devices 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
SATA, SAS, or PCIe. The software also supports any SAN or DAS
The software installs in a few minutes and runs transparently as
a block-level filter driver within the Windows Server operating
system. FlashSoft software is directed to the SSD that it will use
as a cache, and the administrator identifies the data volumes to be
accelerated. FlashSoft automatically identifies the hot data and
begins accelerating the applications.
FlashSoft for Windows is managed via a plug-in to the Microsoft
Management Console (MMC). Windows administrators can manage
FlashSoft functions and operations directly from the MMC, starting
and stopping acceleration on volumes through an Explorer view and
checking cache performance through PerfMon.
FlashSoft for Windows 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.
FlashSoft provides a read-write cache for optimal performance
with workloads such as databases and transactional applications.
FlashSoft can also be deployed as a read-only cache for
read-intensive workloads such as web servers, data analytics, and
The 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 as well as intelligent tools for data protection and
recovery to protect against data loss in the event of SSD
Contact a FlashSoft sales representative, 408-801-3567, email@example.com
Technical Support: 408-801-3558
The optimal cache size depends on the amount of data on the
volume 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