back to article Didn't know THAT could go in THERE: EMC dedupes server flash

EMC is adding to its server flash cache arsenal by adding deduplication to its VFCache product, thus enabling it to hold more data, as well as adding a larger capacity card, and making VFCache interoperable with vMotion. According to EMC, this is the first time deduplication has been used in server flash caches. Server flash …

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Anonymous Coward

Nice try, big boy

'According to EMC, this is the first time deduplication has been used in server flash caches.'

From 2010:

http://www.netapp.com/us/communities/tech-ontap/tot-intelligent-caching-flash-cache-1008.html

See halfway down: Flash Cache and Storage Efficiency

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J.T

Re: Nice try, big boy

In your link the flash card doing dedupe is going into the array "filer head". EMC's product goes into servers, thus the phrase "used in server flash caches"

NetApp has pretty much failed at any point to be an innovator, has been fairly obtuse about flash/ssd, and any attempt by them to purchase anything other than an also ran company will result in EMC deciding it needs a little more intellectual property.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Nice try, big boy

Sir, you are right. I withdraw my whatsit.

NetApp hasn't said whether Flash Accel has dedup.

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Anonymous Coward

EMC is talking about compute/app servers not file servers as was the case for NetApp.

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Also what's all this about some Neil guy landing on the moon? Netapp did it first.

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Anonymous Coward

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If a storage vendor had put Neil on the moon they would only have needed Apollo 5.5, and the round trip would have taken 30ms.

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Boffin

"enabling it to hold more data"

[nerd]actually it can't hold more data at all, it can hold more copies of the SAME data.[/nerd]

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