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Fluid Cache for SAN

Fluid Cache for SAN

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Maximize application performance with on-demand caching

Achieve extraordinary I/O performance for OLTP and VDI workloads with Dell Fluid Cache for SAN, a write-back caching solution within a scalable, low-latency SAN environment. Help your data center:

  • Deliver critical results faster – Boost business efficiency and optimize workload productivity while maintaining confidence that write data is highly available.
  • Revitalize legacy hardware – Increase application acceleration on existing compatible non-Dell servers by adding them into an existing cache pool.
  • Improve data integrity – Safeguard turbocharged read and write data from server to SAN with write-back caching technology.
Save time and resources with integrated Enterprise Manager capabilities like automated tiering and cache-aware snapshots.

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Highly available data is critical for business success in fast-moving VDI and OLTP environments. Can your enterprise caching solution protect data writes? Can it also help you increase the number of transactions per second? Does storage latency bottleneck your response times? Turbocharge your application performance while keeping data safe with the game-changing Dell Fluid Cache for SAN solution.
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Dell Fluid Cache for SAN OLTP workloads

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Running online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads from your SAN? Dramatically reduce your average application response times and increase support for concurrent users by as much as 6.4 times1 with Dell Fluid Cache for SAN. Our write-back caching technology keeps write data highly available from server to SAN. This database- and application-agnostic solution also allows you to choose your own database platforms.

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1-Results based on July 2014 Principled Technologies Test Summary commissioned by Dell comparing two (2) HP ProLiant DL380 Gen8 servers running in a two-node Oracle RAC cluster, targeting a Compellent SC8000 array backed by rotational drives, versus the same two (2) HP Proliant DL380 Gen8 servers running in a two-node Oracle RAC cluster, plus three Dell PowerEdge R720 servers with no Oracle software running, serving as caching servers, and installed with PCIe SSD devices. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability.http://www.principledtechnologies.com/Dell/FluidCache_Oracle_RAC_0914.pdf

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Vastly improve virtualization and greatly reduce hardware overprovisioning while achieving a lower cost per desktop with Dell Fluid Cache for SAN. Address the I/O performance demands of heavy and power users — including usage spikes — as well as login storm, boot storm and steady-state storage latency issues.

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The Fluid Cache for SAN difference

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The Fluid Cache for SAN difference


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Meet the demand for fast customer response times with a scalable SAN caching solution that significantly reduces storage latency. Start a cache pool with at least three validated Dell PowerEdge servers, each running Fluid Cache software, and at least one Dell Express Flash PCIe SSD, then connect to a private cache 10/40GbE network and a Dell Compellent storage array.

Choose which storage volumes to map to the cache pool for data reads and writes and connect multiple cache pools to one Dell Compellent SAN. Write-back caching technology keeps your data reads and writes safe in the cache pool layer.

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Architecture design guides


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Explore configuration starting points for implementing Dell Fluid Cache for SAN in your IT environment with versatile deployment options to meet your specific workload needs. Whether you’re starting with new systems or using a variety of existing components, the flexibility of Dell Fluid Cache for SAN can allow you to revitalize legacy hardware or deploy a greenfield. Offering a variety of sizing options, from a minimum of three to a maximum of nine servers per cache pool, the solution lets you size as needed now, then scale up as your business demands.

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Licensing options


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You don’t have to hinder business growth with costly, complicated licensing options — keep licensing simple with Dell Fluid Cache for SAN. We license at the node level, so you don’t have to be concerned about cache size, CPUs or the number of sockets per server. Purchase a three-node cluster license for initial deployment, and then add nodes with additional expansion licenses to scale up for increased application performance. If you want to try the solution before you commit to buying, take advantage of our 90-day evaluation license.

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Gain real-world perspective on how Dell Fluid Cache for SAN is playing an ever-increasing role in the data center environment for other customers.

“In our SQL environment, a database query that previously ran for over an hour was completed in less than 15 minutes using Fluid Cache.” – Peter Lonis, LeaseWeb

“We plan to use the Dell Fluid Cache for SAN solution to accelerate our virtual infrastructure and our Oracle database loads, which are the biggest parts of our business.” – Craig Terrell, University of North Texas system

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