The ability to read from shared storage and write to flash on the server subsequently delivered to flash all without the SAN even knowing is a major advantage. This kind of software will shape the server and storage markets in the coming months as more companies scramble to find ways to integrate and distribute their technology.
There are many FlashCaching products available from multiple manufacturers, but what one pays is for a better protocol implementation that will improve the overall performance of networks, databases and storage systems as a whole.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.