VMworld 2012: Storage Takes Center Stage (Part 2)


EMC in February introduced VFCache, a PCIe Flash-based storage solution that sits in servers and works with external arrays to increase storage performance across multiple tiers from the server to the cloud.

At VMworld, the Hopkinton, Mass.-based storage vendor added in-line cache deduplication functionality to VFCache to significantly increase the effective size of cache in environments with applications leveraging high duplication ratios, EMC said.

EMC also said that VFCache is the only PCIe Flash solution certified for interoperability with VMware VMotion, a certification that enables quick, easy deployments for continuous up-time, fluid operations and seamless migrations.

Also new is support for multiple PCIe cards per server and a new 700-GB capacity option.