Dot Hill Systems Corp., the real-time
company, today announced that it has been awarded a patent that
provides more efficient management of read-cache operations. The
patented technology is used by the storage controller to intelligently
cache memory, resulting in lower than average data read times compared
to traditional storage controllers. The technology is an integral
component of RealStor, Dot Hill's real-time storage operating system,
and is now available in Dot Hill's
3004, 4004 and 6004 hybrid storage arrays.
Internet of Things and rise of real-time, read-intensive computing has
created a need for storage technologies that can quickly and
intelligently manage growing data
traffic workloads," said Ken Day, chief technology officer, Dot Hill.
"Our patented RealStor technology is core to meeting these demands with
greater predictive intelligence. Recent
published by Demartek illustrate the performance advantage of our
hybrid storage with real-time tiering that delivers nearly 5x
performance over all-HDD configurations.
This demonstrates our ongoing efforts to push the frontiers of storage
innovation by optimizing every aspect of how we manage, profile and tier
data to address changing application and end-user requirements."
Hill's AssuredSAN arrays are built with robust active-active high
availability controllers that deliver performance, reliability and
resilience for demanding storage
applications in server-centric applications in data centers and
purpose-built vertical market applications. This patented technology
optimizes read cache utilization resulting in faster access to critical
data. This invention utilizes complex profiling processes
to accurately predict if data currently in a read cache memory is
likely to be read in the near future. If it is, the data is maintained
in the read cache. If it is not, the processes replace the data least
likely to be read with data in the storage devices
that is most likely to be read. The result is a very efficient
utilization of the cache for improved performance.
The company's 106th
U.S. patent, numbered 9,053,038, joins a growing portfolio of Dot Hill
innovations behind its AssuredSAN hybrid arrays, delivering low-cost,
high-performance storage systems to meet the challenges of IoT and
third-platform computing applications.