Watch Our On Demand Webinar “New Use Cases For Server-Side Flash”
– Cache is not just for virtualization anymore (actually it never was)
Server and Desktop virtualization capture a lot of attention from storage vendors these days, especially Flash or SSD vendors. Server side flash solutions have vaulted into the market lead and are the most commonly implemented method to solve virtualization performance issues. While the value of using server-side flash is undeniable, the fact remains that most data centers have large numbers of bare metal servers that also require high performance.
“Bare metal” refers to non-virtualized servers, the systems that are often running mission critical applications like analytics, transaction processing, content management & discovery, etc. on platforms like Oracle, MS-SQL and MySQL, etc. Just like virtualized workloads, in bare metal environments these applications are primarily constrained by storage I/O latency, so they can benefit from flash performance. These applications’ owners and storage managers need to go through a unique decision making process, different than the one taken by administrators in charge of virtual environments. That process includes examining the performance profile of dedicated workloads instead of the shared workloads in a virtualized environment.
In our on demand webinar experts from Storage Switzerland and SanDisk discuss how to analyze these bare metal systems to determine if they can benefit from a flash based performance boost and which of the many flash options available are best for them (Shared Flash, Server Side Flash or Server Side Caching).
All those watch the webinar can download a copy of Storage Switzerland’s white paper “Is Flash Caching for More Than Just Virtualization?”. In addition, all viewers will be able to access Storage Switzerland’s extensive library of on-demand webinars, many with exclusive white papers, without having to re-register.
SanDisk is a client of Storage Switzerland