What is a SAN Accelerator?

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The SANaccelerator is a high performance storage device made up of solid state memory that is 200 times faster than a disk drive. The SANaccelerator connects to one or more Fibre Channel SANs (1Gbps or 2Gbps) and services up to 64 simultaneous application servers located in the fabric. Multiple servers can also gain shared access to data in support of High Availability Cluster computing. See the Flash presentation for a more in-depth visual.

The SANaccelerator delivers gigantic performance improvements in applications where frequent access to a relatively small number of "hot files" occurs. In database environments, for example, frequent updates to transaction logs, indices, and temporary tables account for up to 50% of all I/O activity but constitute less than 5% of total data storage space. Isolating these hot file types for each server in the SAN onto the SANaccelerator, dramatically supercharges performance of all the application servers in the SAN no matter how small or large the application.

 

 

 

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 News


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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