Today's data centers are held back by storage I/O that cannot keep up with ever-increasing demand, preventing systems from reaching their full performance potential. Traditional solutions, such as increasing storage, servers, or memory, add huge expense and complexity.
Cache acceleration software was designed to use a relatively small capacity of very fast media, such as Intel® Optane™ SSDs, to modernize data center environments and accelerate storage performance. Storage I/O can be balanced with other system components, so resources are utilized more effectively. CAS has a variety of customizable options that go beyond caching the most recently accessed I/O:
Several implementations of CAS exist: