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Do you need to increase the performance of your storage system? HPE Smart Array SR SmartCache is a controller-based, caching solution in a DAS environment that caches the most frequently accessed data ("hot" data) onto lower latency Solid State Drives (SSDs) to dynamically accelerate application workloads. HPE SmartCache is hosted on HPE Smart Array Controllers and can be enabled on HPE ProLiant Gen10, Gen9, and Gen8 servers with Smart Array P-class controllers with 1 GB or larger Flash-Backed Write Cache (FBWC). SmartCache is deployed and managed through the same management tool for HPE Smart Arrays—HPE Smart Storage Administrator (HPE SSA).
The HPE Smart Array SR SmartCache accelerates performance of applications up to four times by caching the “hot” data on solid state drives (SSDs).
Improves operational efficiency by utilizing your existing HPE ProLiant Gen10, Gen9, and Gen8 server array controllers.
Allows you to introduce SSD technology into server configurations at a controlled pace while providing application acceleration.
Supports read and Write-Backed caching on HPE ProLiant Gen10 and Gen9 Servers and read and Write-Through caching on HPE ProLiant Gen8 Servers.
Provides data protection to the data on Cache Volume (SSDs) by supporting RAID 0 on Gen8 Servers and RAID 0, 1, 10 and 5 on Gen9 and Gen10 servers. RAID 5 will be supported only with Write-Backed caching policy.
The HPE Smart Array SR SmartCache enables unified management through the HPE Smart Storage Administrator or HPE Array Configuration Utility.
Simplifies deployment by seamlessly integrating into your data center without the need for any application or operating system changes.
The HPE Smart Array SR SmartCache can be enabled on HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers and HPE Synergy Gen10 compute modules with HPE Smart Array P408i-a, P408i-p, P408e-p, P408e-m, P416ie-m, and P816i-a Gen10 controllers.
It can be enabled on HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers with HPE Smart Array P440, P440ar, P441, P542D, P741m, P840, P840ar, and P841 controllers.
It can be enabled on HPE ProLiant Gen8 servers with HPE Smart Array P420, P421, P430, P431, P721m, P731m, P822, and P830 controllers.
One license is required for every server to be deployed and it requires activation via HPE Smart Storage Administrator.
The license can be delivered via physical shipment or electronically with an activation key for a single server, or an activation key for multiple license for mass deployment.