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|Editor:- June 10, 2014 - CacheIO today
announced results of a
benchmark which is
described by their collaborator Orange
Silicon Valley (a telco) as - "One of the top tpm benchmark results
accelerating low cost iSCSI
CacheIO says that the 2 million tpm benchmark on
CacheIO accelerated commodity servers and storage shows that users can
deploy its flash cache to accelerate their database performance without
replacing or disrupting their existing servers and storage.
comments:- The only reason I mention this otherwise me-too sounding
benchmark is because although I've known about CacheIO and what they've been
doing with various organizations in the broadcast and telco markets for over a
year - I didn't list them on StorageSearch.com before.
partly because they didn't want me to name the customers they were working with
at that time - but also because with
SSD caching companies
becoming almost as numerous as tv channels on a satellite dish - I wanted to
wait and see if they would be worth a repeat viewing. (And now I think they
PS - I asked Bang Chang,
CEO of CacheIO if he had a white paper which talked more about the company's
cache architecture and philosophy. He sent me this -
Availability Deployment (pdf) - from which I've extracted these quotes...
- re network cache appliances - "At CacheIO we believe that network
cache appliance is the best storage architecture to decouple performance from
capacity and achieve the best of both worlds.
Once deployed as a "bump
in the wire" performance accelerator, our network cache appliance can also
deliver additional value added services... Compared to server-side Flash cache,
our network cache appliance is a shared resource that is more scalable, more
reliable, supports clustered applications, and most importantly allows
customers, especially cloud service providers, to monetize performance by
dynamically allocating resources based on changing SLAs."
I found it
interesting to see that in addition to conventional connections (SAN and
InfiniBand) their HA
paper also mentions emerging PCIe fabric.
- re operational transparency - "Implementing CacheIO network appliance
requires no change to existing applications, servers, or storage. CacheIO can be
slotted in, turned on to accelerate applications, and turned off if necessary,
often without needing to stop the applications."
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