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Enterprise data is increasing at a staggering rate, and applications need to access that data faster than ever before. Hard drive speeds cannot keep up with the significant performance gains provided by Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers. Critical business applications are "data starved" as they wait for legacy mechanical hard drives and network I/O bottlenecks to catch up.

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Get the newest Intel® SSD for data centers bundled with Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS).

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Intel® Cache Acceleration Software offers an innovative solution to this challenge by using an Intel® SSD for data centers as a cache for data that is frequently accessed. By storing a copy of this "hot" data in the SSD, server applications run faster. Get up to 12 times more performance on transactional database processing and up to 36 times faster processing of I/O intensive virtualized workloads.1

  • No need to modify applications: Intel® CAS is transparent to users and applications.
  • Preserve the investment in hard drives: Intel® CAS delivers performance levels almost as high as if all the hard drives were replaced with SSDs.
  • Lock specific data in the cache: Provides key applications the extra performance at critical times or to meet the requirements of a specific SLA.
  • Installs into the Windows* or Linux* server OS: Both as a physical server and running virtually under VMware*, KVM*, Citrix XenServer*, or Windows Hyper-V*.
  • Intel® CAS provides several caching modes (Write-Back, Write-Through, Write-Around, Read-only) and multiple capabilities such as multi-level caching, local and remote backend storage support, and file-based pinning for a specific workload and environment optimization.

Intel Caching Explained

Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS) allows enterprise applications to maximize performance and eliminate I/O bottlenecks with very low effort and upfront costs.

Intel® Cache Acceleration Software Resources

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Product and Performance Information


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.
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