FlexCache is a remote caching capability that simplifies file distribution, reduces WAN latency, and lowers WAN bandwidth costs. It enables distributed product development across multiple sites, as well as branch office access to corporate datasets.
With NetApp FlexCache technology, a feature of ONTAP 9 software, cache only the actively-read data, rather than entire files or volumes, either locally within a datacenter or geographically dispersed at remote sites.
Improve the speed and productivity of collaboration across multiple locations:
Increase data throughput:
By serving Hot Data, data that needs to be accessed frequently, from multiple controllers in a cluster you can increase the performance delivered to key applications. And by caching Hot Data local to users at multiple locations around the world, you can enhance their collaboration by enabling simultaneous access to centralized datasets while also reducing the response time they receive when accessing the Hot Data.
Deploying NetApp FlexCache software allows users to scale out storage performance for read-heavy workloads. But there are several other benefits:
FlexCache is supported on AFF, FAS, and ONTAP Select systems running ONTAP 9.5 or later versions.