EMC VFCache signifies new era for enterprise Flash technology
EMC launched its data storage product based on the company’s Porject Lightning called VFCache on SSD technology for high-end server users. By using Sold State Drives (SSD), EMC can deliver higher-demand server applications allowing vital information to be stored and delivered through PCIe connections.
Testing results in up to 3x increase throughput while reducing latency by 60%. By combining VMAX, VMAXe and VNXe, EMC can deliver turbocharged performance with the protection for which EMC storage is trusted with around the world. VFCache brings evolution to EMC’s Flash strategy — delivering revolutionary benefits.
VFCache is the latest in a line of enterprise Flash innovation firsts, beginning in 2008 when EMC was the first to integrate Flash drives into an enterprise storage array. Putting Flash drives into the storage array achieved an order of magnitude better performance—300X faster data access than 15K HDD. Now, placing Flash technology in the server on a PCIe card can accelerate performance up-to another order of magnitude—4000X faster data access than 15K HDD.
Coming in the next year, EMC will add deduplication technology to VFCache, enabling customers to achieve even more efficiency from Flash technology. Additional Flash capacity and form factors will also be supported. VFCache will also more deeply integrate with EMC storage management technologies, and additional integration with FAST architecture. EMC’s vision for VFCache is delivering the industry’s most comprehensive, efficient and intelligent I/O path from the application to the data store. The result will be a networked infrastructure that is dynamically optimized for performance, intelligence, and protection for both physical and virtual environments.