QLogic: Pooling Multiple Servers' PCIe Cache
QLogic earlier this year unveiled the QLogic FabricCache 10000 adapter, a flash-based caching SAN adapter targeted at pooling flash storage from multiple servers. The QLogic FabricCache 10000 adapter is aimed at adding performance to applications that can benefit from high-speed flash storage but increasingly do not run on a single server.
Typical PCIe flash cache in servers add performance but may suffer from a need for additional software drivers, as well as from the fact that applications want to run across multiple servers. The QLogic FabricCache 10000 overcomes that limit by joining a standard Fibre Channel adapter with SLC flash memory and QLogic's FabricCache software to combine the cache from multiple adapters over a Fibre Channel network into a pool.
The first iteration of the QLogic FabricCache 10000 adapter is based on a standard 8-Gbps Fibre Channel, and a 10-Gbps iSCSI-based version is slated for future release.