Linux VPS With SSD Caching Technology – Blistering Speed
Last Updated on January 13, 2015 by Ruchir Shastri
Windows hosting company, Softsys Hosting is coming up with Linux VPS hosting service with SSD cached disks. Softsys Hosting have a range of web hosting clients from all around the world. With high reliability, best performance guaranteed with SSD cached disk Linux VPS.
What is SSD caching technology?
(According to Wikipedia.org) In computing, Smart Response Technology (SRT, pre-launch name was SSD Caching) is a proprietary caching mechanism introduced in 2011 by Intel for their Z68 chipset (for the Sandy Bridge–series processors), which allows a SATA solid-state drive (SSD) to function as cache for a (conventional, magnetic) hard disk drive.
Why is caching used?
Caching means that latest read or write requests stored on a fast storage medium temporary for faster data access.
Usage of SSD disks within the servers helps serving users any requests with lightning speed. Keeping frequently accessed data (images or code) in these SSD disks helps user request fulfilled quickly.
What is SSD cached disk?
SSD Caching provides a much needed boost to the speed performance of existing drive volumes and in increase of the random read and write performance utilizing SSDs as a dedicated pool of RAID controller cache.
With time change, technology advances and your speed requirements too. Once while deploying web server with certain amount of HDD, you never know it may limit your server performance. There arises a situation where you get stuck with limited speed and need speedy solid disk drives (SSD). But it will cost you few dollars more and may be not suiting to your small workloads. SSD Caching provided this much need little acceleration with hardware LSI MegaRAID controller. It helps in bringing speed of SSD to your existing HDD for best performance of your server.
Incorporating LSI MegaRAID Controller eliminates the configuration of hybrid arrays in manual way. Managing the hotspot by copying data from the HDD Volumes to best performing layer of SSD cache helps serve the purpose. (Refer figure 1).
CacheCade – Image (c) Copyright LSI Corporation
Keeping hotspot (‘most accessed data’) in the flash cache prevent time-consuming transactions in HDD. This helps in accelerated read and write speeds, low latency and effective Hard disk operations. User request gets fulfilled from SSD Cached disk if it has already accessed several times.
SSD caching improves system performance for several major transaction intensive applications.
Several Benefits of SSD Caching
- Performance speeds up with little investment.
- Reduced I/O delay time.
- Work best with transaction-intensive applications
- Comes with more space and power
- Cost effective
- Cached write data protected by non-volatile RAID 10
- RAID data redundancy Protection
Major difference between SSD and SSD-Cached
Our ultra-fast SSD VPS servers come up with RAID10 arrays of pure SSD storage and operate on Microsoft Hyper-V. Softsys Hosting introduces SSD-Cached VPS with Linux OS for the best web hosting experience. Although, they are not as fast as SSD Storage but with more storage capacity, it helps in speedy response to users’ web page requests. The formation of SSD Cached disk is in a RAID10 array of SSDs.
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About Softsys Hosting
Softsys Hosting delivers affordable Windows and Linux hosting to all the website owners in the world. Our tech-support team is available 24/7 to help you with your queries and issues. Our Data Center Facilities are located in Denver and Chicago (USA), London (UK).