Dell Fluid Cache for SAN: Accelerate application performance

How it works

Dell Fluid Cache for SAN is a flexible end-to-end application acceleration solution that reduces storage latency and customer response times, delivering up to 3.5 times faster orders-per-minute* and turbocharging workloads, such as online transaction processing (OLTP) and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

How Dell Fluid Cache for SAN worksDell Fluid Cache for SAN combines Dell Fluid Cache software, a cache-pool of servers with PCIe SSDs, connection to a low-latency network, and a Dell Compellent SAN that can result in up to 2.97 times greater TPM,* The solution can be deployed into an existing data center, or built new from the ground up; and management with Enterprise Manager provides integrated capabilities like automated tiering, cache-aware snapshots — saving time and resources.

Fluid Cache for SAN uses write-back caching technology to protect data as it moves from cache pool servers to the SAN. Featuring Dell PCIe SSD hot-swap drives in PowerEdge servers, you can avoid cache pool downtime and business disruptions while simultaneously scaling up the amount of cache in the live pool. Find out more about how the solution works.

Targeted workloads

Targeted workloadsDramatically reduce OLTP average response times and VDI cost per virtual desktop. Dell Fluid Cache for SAN accelerates database and virtualization transactions, increases productivity and provides a better customer experience. It helps you satisfy your organization’s ever-changing computational demands and minimize latency in both read and write performance.
Learn how Dell Fluid Cache for SAN delivers faster database response times and produces extraordinary IO performance for OLTP, VDI and other workloads that must meet high customer expectations. Learn more about workloads.

Architecture design guides

Architecture design guides Explore configuration starting points for implementing Dell Fluid Cache for SAN in your IT environment. And learn about the versatile deployment options available to meet your specific workload needs. Whether you’re starting with new systems or are using a variety of existing components, the flexibility of Dell Fluid Cache for SAN allows you to start at the right size.
Deploy a right-sized solution now to meet your current business demands, and have the confidence that you can scale up the caching solution to address future needs as your business grows. Read about the architecture design guides.

Licensing options

Licensing optionsCustomers told us they wanted uncomplicated licensing options that didn't hinder business growth, so with Dell Fluid Cache for SAN deployment, we kept it simple. 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 when you need to scale up to increase application performance. If you want to try the solution before you commit to buying, we even have a 90-day evaluation license. Discover more about licensing options.

Market experiences

Market experiencesMany analysts and industry thought leaders feel we’re at the beginning of a massive market shift in the data center which “active data” - regularly accessed or hot data – is being moved from HDDs onto a few solid-state drives (SSDs) as cache to accelerate application performance.
Dell Fluid Cache for SAN is the innovative SAN caching solution from Dell which can address heavy I/O demand to accelerate application performance. The solution can reduce database response times and accelerate virtual workloads while improving the overall user experience. Read what customers and the industry have to say about Dell Fluid Cache for SAN.
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