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Gear6 Showcases Centralized Caching

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Gear6, accelerating storage for real time application performance, will showcase its centralized storage caching solutions for database acceleration at Oracle Open World this week, Nov 12-16, in San Francisco. The company is also distributing an exclusive technical paper at the show, Accelerating Oracle Databases with Direct NFS and Centralized Storage Caching.”

Centralized storage caching helps improve database performance by keeping frequently accessed data in high-speed, high-capacity memory-based caching appliances. This drives response time to microseconds, delivers a boost in I/O operations per second, and increases throughput compared to storage solutions based primarily on mechanical disks.

CACHEfx appliances from Gear6 attach to the network using standard Gigabit Ethernet or 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and support any NFS-based file system, including clustered file systems. This approach compliments Direct NFS, extending the capabilities of existing storage systems without requiring changes to applications, databases, file systems, or storage management software. CACHEfx capacities reach into terabytes of memory, allowing an entire database to be cached within a single appliance.