Server-Side Caching as an Alternative to All-Flash Arrays

Speakers:
Chris M. Evans, Independent Consultant, Langton Blue Ltd. Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software Inc.
Published: February 2015
Duration: 59:25
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Key points of the webinar

  • Principles of work of server-side caching solutions and their benefits
  • Implementing caching in virtual environments
  • StarWind Virtual SAN overview

Description

Improving application performance is all about getting more I/O from the storage. But does that mean you have to buy an expensive all-flash storage array? Not at all.
Server-side caching solutions use local RAM and Flash, show better performance and prove to be more cost effective than external shared storage appliances.

Watch the webinar to learn about:
  • The Pareto principle or 80/20 rule and the working set
  • How server-side caching solutions work
  • Benefits and disadvantages of server-side caching
  • Implementing caching in virtual environments (in the guest and host)
  • Implementing caching in non-virtual environments
  • Choosing the right hardware product and what’s available on the market today
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