Accelerate direct-attached storage with SanDisk DAS Cache
SanDisk DAS Cache is a server-level caching solution for direct-attached storage (DAS), which accelerates application performance. Brought to you by Dell EMC for use in Dell EMC PowerEdge FX2 and R920 servers, the solution can enable substantial performance increases for workloads such as OLTP, OLAP, HPC, and Business Analytics.
SanDisk® DAS Cache
Get more application performance from your DAS
PowerEdge server (R730xd shown) with SanDisk DAS Cache software
Deploy one PowerEdge server with SanDisk DAS Cache software, HDDs, and at least two SSDs
Do more in less time using accelerated data analytics, which provide increased performance for high-IOPS Linux®, VMware® and Microsoft® Windows Server® applications, while realizing a lower cost per user, greater transactions per second (TPS), with a reduced average response time (ART).
Deploy with flexibility
Select from a variety of connected media as cache devices, storage controllers and operating systems. With options to deploy on select 13th generation, FX2 and R920 Dell EMC PowerEdge™ servers, a wide assortment of density and drive options are available.
Maximize resource utilization
Leverage SSDs to meet your needs: combine SSD resources across the entire server-storage infrastructure, use a single SSD cache group to accelerate multiple local storage groups or volumes, or expand local cache with hot-plug drives as new cache for new server devices.
Supported cache interfaces and devices All SSDs must be supported within the platform**
SATA and SAS SSDs PowerEdge Express Flash and other NVMe PCIe SSDs Fusion-IO PCIe-based SSD cards
Supported operating systems
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 SP2 Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft Windows Hyper-V® Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.5, 6.7, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3, SP4 Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Ubuntu Server 14.04.x LTS with kernel version 3.13.0-24, 3.19.0-25 CentOS 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 VMware vSphere® ESXI™ 5.5 U2
In addition to the hardware, SanDisk DAS Cache software licenses are required.
Per server required
Dell ProSupport with hardware purchase
3 years maintenance included with perpetual software
*For the latest compatibility matrix see dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/dell-sandisk-das-cache/manuals **For write-back caching, the minimum drive configuration is two identical SSDs in a RAID 1 configuration. ***Dell JBODs must be SAS connected as DAS only and cannot be shared storage. The total capacity cannot exceed 256TB, and the number of volumes cannot exceed 2048. Review your server for supported direct-attached storage configurations.