In case of FastCache or any storage appliance based caching, the SSD is more expensive than if the same SSD were bought retail. Also the SSD performs better in the host than in the storage appliance, since the SSD in the appliance is constrained by the network and controller. EMC…
By improving storage performance for VMs, host side caching facilitates P2V of IO intensive bare-metal servers. And it saves capex because there is no storage upgrade involved. If you have not yet virtualized your physical servers due only to perceived storage performance issues in VMs, then deploying VirtuCache will help….
EHR, imaging, analytics, desktop & application virtualization applications are prone to storage performance issues in VMware, that are easily solved with VirtuCache.
Performance Benchmark using SQLIO that compares Storage I/O with and without VirtuCache
Performance benchmark using Iometer comparing Storage I/O with and without VirtuCache, with multi-threaded 67% read 33% write workload that saturated the disk.