Flash Cache System Integration

Flash Cache modules are integrated as a standard feature in high-end NetApp® storage systems. With 1TB of Flash Cache built in to optimize performance, your system can respond in real time to dynamic workloads.

The following NetApp systems come with Flash Cache integrated as a standard feature:

One 512GB Flash Cache module is included with each controller. This adds up to 1TB of intelligent cache in dual-controller, high-availability systems. Additional Flash Cache modules can be installed to increase the total cache size. See the Flash Cache technical specifications for the maximum modules and cache sizes supported in each system.

With Flash Cache you can speed access to data through real-time intelligent caching of recently read user data and NetApp metadata. It is particularly effective for random read-intensive workloads, including databases, e-mail, and file services.

The combination of intelligent caching and NetApp storage efficiency technologies enables the Virtual Storage Tier, a unique approach to automated storage tiering. The NetApp Virtual Storage Tier promotes hot data to performance media in real time without moving the data, allowing you to scale performance and capacity while achieving the highest level of storage efficiency in the industry.

Learn how the NetApp Virtual Storage Tier enables you to build a flexible and efficient shared infrastructure. Find out more about NetApp FAS6200 series and the V-Series open storage controllers.