The Benefits of IBM FlashCache Storage Accelerator in Enterprise Solutions

An IBM Redpaper publication

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Ensuring that business-critical data is available when you need it is an ever-growing requirement in IT. Your systems must store massive amounts of data quickly and retrieve it efficiently. Simultaneously, you must use new technologies that can improve efficiency and take advantage of these technologies within limited budgets.

The IBM® FlashCache Storage Accelerator, combined with solid-state storage technologies, such as solid-state drives (SSDs) and PCIe SSD adapters, balances the performance of a storage subsystem with the server processing capabilities, which helps decrease overall total cost of ownership (TCO) with the efficient usage of server resources and lower software, power, cooling, and management costs.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes the server performance imbalance that can be found in typical application environments and how to address the issue with the FlashCache Storage Accelerator software to provide required levels of performance and availability for the storage-intensive applications.

Changes in the August 1 update:
* Updated list of supported operating systems

Table of contents

Executive summary
Technical overview
Deployment scenarios
Proof-of-concept performance benchmarking and test results


Publish Date
07 March 2014

Last Update
01 August 2014

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