EMC recently announced the availability of its DSSD rack scale flash storage appliance.
DSSD’s specs are impressive:
- 10 Million IOPs
- 100GB/S bandwidth
- 144TB capacity
- 100uS latency
The DSSD D5 takes a different approach to flash storage, by eliminating the latency prone networking layer typically handled by Fibre Channel, Infiniband or iSCSI. DSSD replaces this with a PCI extension through a proprietary PCIe Isley Card that connects servers to the D5.
DSSD also replaces conventional SSDs that package NAND technology and makes them look like fast spinning disks, with Flash Modules that eliminate much of the latency of mimicking spinning disks.
There’s a lot more to the D5 that just that, but I am taking a DBA centric approach, and all I want to know is, how do I consume this fast storage in my database?