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Revolutionizing Application Performance Through Optimized Disk I/O
Virtually all of today’s computers rely on hard disk drives (HDDs) for most if not all of their storage. Since these disks are mechanical in nature, they are inherently slow, especially when compared to other critical components in the computing infrastructure such as the CPU, memory and networks.
While SAN and NAS storage architectures can utilize fiber optics to deliver the data over wide areas at near light speed, they cannot address the fundamental I/O problem that is at the core of virtually all application performance problems: disk latency.
This paper examines a new approach to application performance, which is capable of delivering millions of IOPS and tens of GB/s throughput and allows capacity and performance to scale independently. Read on to learn about this cost effective, easy to use approach to dramatically improving application performance.