HP IO Accelerator is an enterprise-class, field proven high performance storage card that attaches directly to HP ProLiant ML/DL and Blade servers via the PCIe bus. HP IO Accelerator cards are based on NAND Flash memory to dramatically increase I/O bandwidth and virtually eliminate I/O and latency limitations. The result is accelerated database and application performance with significant reductions in power and cooling requirements.
Enabling HP ProLiant servers with HP IO Accelerators simplifies IT infrastructure while enabling applications to run faster, systems to work more efficiently, all while reducing associated capital and operating costs.Fact: Today’s CPUs can process data about 2 million times faster than today’s storage can actually serve it up.
Traditional storage speeds have long been dramatically slower than CPU speeds. And, with CPU performance continuing to increase each year, the performance gap between compute and storage processing in growing ever wider - resulting in excessive latency, IO bottlenecks, and insufficient throughput. For end-users it means poor system performance, slow applications, and sluggish database reporting. To overcome these problems and attempt to bridge the performance gap to feed those data hungry CPU’s and applications, the typical option is to over provision external storage. Unfortunately, this only provides marginal improvement. It also increases capital expense as well as power, cooling, and management costsThe Solution: HP IO Accelerator
HP IO Accelerator dramatically improves application response times as an in-server, persistent, high-performance, high-capacity memory tier. With capacities ranging from 320GB to 1.28TB, HP IO Accelerator provides RAM-like performance and disk-like capacity and take advantage of HP’s robust and scalable PCI bus on server backplanes to move and process terabytes of process-critical data within the server, close to the CPUs where it is needed.
With enterprise-class reliability to meet the most demanding, data integrity and availability requirements, HP IO Accelerator achieves very high levels of performance, efficiency and savings – delivering a highly cost effective and robust solution.
Key values delivered by HP IO Accelerator are: