Storage Fusion Xcelerator (SFX)
READ CACHE ACCELERATOR FOR PARALLEL FILE SYSTEMS
Reduce IO bottlenecks and perform
at speeds much closer to RAM
with up to 300x more IOPS.
The right combination of SFX, SSDs
and HDDs delivers the performance
promise of flash at HDD prices.
Optimize solution performance
and capacity to ensure lowest
total cost of ownership.
PROBLEM: THE SERVER-STORAGE
PRICE AND PERFORMANCE GAP
SOLUTION: SFX READ CACHE ACCELERATOR FOR PARALLEL FILE SYSTEMS
SFX leverages hybrid media and application aware technology to intelligently accelerate parallel file systems. Our read cache accelerator consists of inexpensive, commodity SSDs placed directly in your SFA Storage System that accelerate I/O performance for both GPFS™ & Lustre® by reducing the time CPUs are idle waiting for data from spinning disk.
SFX is both intelligent and highly efficient. This application-aware software dynamically provides out-of-band hints that can allocate more control to your applications. This enables the file system to proactively pre-stage the blocks from spinning disk that will benefit from the cache accelerator and significantly reduce latency.
SFX READ MODE
Designed for read intensive workloads. SFX caches frequently accessed data sets in the fastest tier to significantly speed up application performance. (ex. Genomics, Oil & Gas)
SFX INSTANT COMMIT MODE
Designed for read after writes patterns. It populates the SFX tier with new writes to “warm-up” cache as well as accelerating subsequent reads. (ex. CDN)
SFX CONTEXT COMMIT MODE
Allows applications and file systems to send down “hints” to the storage system programmatically or via command line. This delivers the best possible storage acceleration by eliminating the need to “guess” what the IO pattern will be upon deployment. (ex. Web, Databases, Parallel File Systems)