The Internet of Things is the aggregate of all connected devices and includes smart phones, tablets, new wearables, automobiles, and even home thermostats such as those of Google’s recent acquisition Nest. It is estimated that by the year 2020 there will be approximately 30 billion connected devices or “things” making up the Internet of Things. All of these connected devices will generate enormous amounts of data every day. But for the data to become useful business information, it must be aggregated, analyzed and reported. As the volume of data grows and time-to-decision shrinks, storage bottlenecks must not get in the way. FlashSoft software enables the IT infrastructure performance improvements and storage efficiencies necessary to keep the lifeblood of information flowing freely.
FlashSoft customer Crane Merchandising Systems is part of the Internet of Things with smart vending machines. FlashSoft software eliminated storage I/O latency for Crane’s reporting applications, enabling more efficient processing of large amounts of data; so Crane employees could deliver critical information to the company’s customers more efficiently, without an expensive overhaul of the storage infrastructure. Crane found that with FlashSoft up to 90% of the I/O was offloaded from the traditional storage network and was instead satisfied from the server-resident solid-state device.
This enabled Crane to get the benefits of flash performance, while continuing to use existing storage infrastructure. To learn more about Crane Merchandising Systems deployment of FlashSoft, including infrastructure details and specific performance results, download the full case study.