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Storage virtualization separates the logical representation of storage from the physical devices themselves. This division of physical storage from the logical storage space turns storage into a generally available utility pool that is easily divided among multiple applications. 

A SANaccelerator in a virtualized environment becomes a dynamic cache for the entire SAN, providing the fastest medium for the most commonly used files. This assures that the most important data will be available to any server in the SAN regardless of platform, operating system, or application type. In effect, it offers low-cost caching to all the servers in the SAN.

For example, imagine the SANaccelerator is utilized on January 31st to speed-up month-end closing on an NT based financial application. Then on February 1st, the accelerator (or a portion thereof) is dynamically allocated to help Engineering with a Unix based OS conversion. This mobility and scalability allows the organization to leverage the acquisition across a broader application spectrum and recognize the benefits in virtually every facet of the enterprise.

In an IDC market analysis bulletin released earlier this year, IDC said they see the emergence of the virtualization layer and virtualization products in the SAN to be an important enabler for solid-state-based accelerators. They believe the emergence of the SAN virtualization layer is a powerful opportunity to have accelerators achieve their full performance potential.




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Imperial SANaccelerator Receives Brocade Fabric Aware Status for Interoperability - November 11, 2002


What Goes Around Comes Around in Storage Computer Technology Review - October 2, 2002


Tuning Storage Area Networks with Solid State Disk DM Direct Online - September 27, 2002


Imperial & Tek-Tools Partner for SRM  - September 24, 2002


Imperial & FalconStor  Partner for SAN-Based SSD Cache - September 16, 2002


Solid State Disk Gives SANs Performance SearchStorage - August 12, 2002


Imperial SANaccelerator Ably Lives Up to Its Name eWeek - July 29, 2002

 White Papers

The Clipper Group Navigator Report

IDC Bulletin on SSD

The High-Performance Alliance: SAN, SSD, and Virtualization

Tuning SANs with SSD




Imperial Technology - Accelerating Application Performance


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