LSI is working with Cisco and EMC to bring the dramatic application acceleration benefits of PCIe® flash caching technology to the innovative and widely deployed Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers. The solution combines EMC VFCache™ intelligent caching software with the LSI® Nytro™ WarpDrive™ card
, LSI’s second-generation family of PCIe flash adapters, to further accelerate application performance and improve response time for Cisco servers in EMC storage environments.
Accelerating application performance without disrupting existing storage architectures has been a challenge as server processor performance improvements have outpaced storage performance gains. The combined EMC VFCache and LSI Nytro WarpDrive solution has shown up to 3X faster performance and 60 percent reduction in latency for mission-critical database environments such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.
“Today’s heavy application workloads demand more I/O performance than ever before,” said David Yen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group, Cisco. “By integrating LSI flash technology into our UCS solution and optimizing for EMC storage environments, we will deliver unparalleled application performance to our customers.”
“Integrating server-based flash technology with intelligent software in conjunction with enterprise storage arrays gives customers incredible performance while at the same time delivering the data protection they require,” said Mark Sorenson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMC Flash Products and Technologies. “This collaboration with Cisco and LSI will allow joint EMC and Cisco customers to gain the benefits of intelligent VFCache software for their mission-critical applications that run on Cisco blade servers.”
“The deluge of data being stored and accessed worldwide is outpacing the ability of traditional storage architectures to keep up,” said Abhi Talwalkar, LSI President and CEO. “The integration of LSI’s latest generation of PCIe flash adapter technology with Cisco’s popular UCS blade servers will allow datacenter managers to contend with massive data growth and speed the ability of databases and other applications to access and extract the full value from data.”
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