NEVEX CacheWorks offloads I/O from primary storage to local high performance media, allowing storage to be used for capacity, not over-provisioned for performance.
CacheWorks installs seamlessly into the Windows operating system itself, providing a cache solution that is transparent to users, applications, and storage systems.
First read data is retrieved from primary storage and copied to the NEVEX cache. A second read promotes data to system memory. Subsequent reads are returned at high-performance RAM or Flash speed. All data is written synchronously to both the primary storage and the cache.
Only the active parts of files are cached, optimizing performance and the utilization of the Flash/SSD cache size.
When the cache is full, newly identified active data evicts stale data from the cache, utilizing a proprietary eviction algorithm.
CacheWorks installs into the Windows Server OS, on a physical server or running in a VM under VMware, Hyper-V, etc. NEVEX also runs in the Host OS for Hyper-V, supporting live migration.