SSD Adoption Challenges

Hard Disk Drives (HDD) have become outdated, as they have reached their peak disk speed. The introduction of Solid State Drives (SSD) has taken a different approach to fill the gap that HDD’s created.

Calsoft offers software solutions around SSD flash arrays that make them more adaptable in various environments (virtual, physical, etc.).

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Calsoft’s Capabilities in SSDs
What we can do  Details
Storage Tiering
  • Maintains highly accessed data in expensive and high performance SSD storage
  • Saves fair amount of product cost and can be implemented at host side or at array side
PCIe based SSD storage with caching software
  • PCIe based SSD storage innovatively gives a feel of high performance in slow backend storage scenarios
  • Device driver for that particular PCIe card makes this possible.
Wear leveling support
  • Algorithms enable write operations be spread evenly to improve overall life of SSD array and nullify the wear effect.
Memory like access to flash storage
  • Using DMA operations, SSD storage device driver can make SSD storage look like extension to main memory, making it more convenient to software applications
Software-defined storage
  • Adds value to SSD solutions by way of feature rich software layer on top such as JBOF.
  • Software-defined storage on top of SSD storage enables advanced features like object level RAID, object snapshot and object replication.
Software optimizations
  • Optimization of RAID, file systems, volume managers to suit for SSD storage
Virtual Environments
  • In a clustered hypervisor environment, SSD storage pool is formed out of all SSD storage on all hypervisors
  • This solution makes unused SSD storage on remote hypervisor available for use on hypervisor which needs it more.

Contact Calsoft today to optimize your SSD arrays.