Improve Application Performance

Improve Application Performance with Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS)

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.

Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS), combined with high-performance Solid State Drives (SSDs), increases data center performance via intelligent caching rather than extreme spending. Intel® CAS interoperates with server memory to create a multilevel cache that optimizes the use of system memory and automatically determines the best cache level for active data, allowing applications to perform even faster than running fully on flash/SSDs.1

Accelerate Your Scale-Out Storage Performance

Yahoo* needed a faster, lower cost way to process hot data for 1 billion users a day. They got it by deploying Intel® Cache Accleration Software (CAS) 3.0 on the Intel® SSD Data Center Family for PCIe* in their existing Ceph* environment.

Eliminate I/O Latency with an SSD Bundle

Save time and money with confidence:  Purchasing an Intel® SSD with Intel® CAS bundle saves on cost (discounted vs when sold separately) and eases software management compliance and overhead.  Intel® CAS software is licensed per SSD and is included with the Intel® SSD at time of purchase with one-year of included support. The bundles of Intel® SSDs with Intel® CAS are solutions designed to meet the most challenging data center workloads and undergo a full set of tests for each software release.

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Experience Intel® CAS

Intel® Cache Acceleration Software installs in moments. Whether you are using VMs or dedicated servers, you will quickly see how our server-side caching software accelerates your I/O-bound business applications using SAN or direct attached storage to any Flash device (SAS, SATA, or PCIe*). Want to try before you buy? A 120-day trial version of Intel® Cache Acceleration Software is available, choose your platform and get started.

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Product and Performance Information

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Tests document performance of components on a particular test, in specific systems.  Differences in hardware, software, or configuration will affect actual performance.  Consult other sources of information to evaluate performance.

System Configuration: Sysbench Database Testing: Intel® CAS for Linux* v2.7.0, Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 processor @ 2.70GHz x2, CentOS* 6.5 kernel, 3.10.24, 32GB RAM, 50% of database cached, Intel® Solid-State Drive DC P37000 Series 400GB, Sysbench v0.4.12 (16 threads, max request=1000).

System Configuration: Microsoft Hyper-V* Virtualization: Intel® CAS for Windows* v2.7.0, Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 processor @ 2.60GHz, Microsoft Windows* Server 2012 R2, 128GB RAM, Intel® SSD DC P3700 Series 400GB, 8x SAS RAID 5 as main storage.
For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance.