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FalconStor and Violin have come up with a flash-based SAN accelerator featuring a dedicated cache area to speed up writes. Take one Violin 1010 flash memory appliance (a PCI-connected solid state drive) and have it fitted to a server running FalconStor's Network Storage Server Gateway and storage management software - the …

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flash as cache?

"app doing the write is told it's completed before it's actually written to disk"

Uhmmm... don't most storage arrays worth their salt do exactly that?

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Yes, most storage arrays use DRAM for write caching, but are limited to a few gigabytes due to the cost of DRAM. SAN Accelerator augments this with 500 GB to 4TB of flash memory.

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