New Intel Solutions Brochure Reveals Strategies to Alleviate the “Blender Effect” in Virtual Environments

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The Intel® RAID SSD Cache Controller RCS25ZB040 addresses latency issues common in virtual environments.

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Intel has released a new solutions brochure that details how the Intel® RAID SSD Cache Controller RCS25ZB040, powered by LSI* Nytro MegaRAID technology, alleviates the latency issues commonly found in virtualized environments.

Since virtual servers use multiple workloads to communicate with the same physical hard drives simultaneously, sequential I/O requests are “blended” together, causing unnecessary latency.

The new solutions brochure reveals how the Intel RCS25ZB040 provides a cost-effective and simple way to lessen the blender effect common in virtual environments. It helps significantly lessen this latency by accelerating virtual server and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) performance through caching technology. Writes pass through the cache and are sequenced for optimal transition to hard disk-based arrays.

This solutions brochure also provides performance results that show how the Intel RCS25ZB040 can nearly double the number of desktops a server can support, and achieve a 34 percent lower cost per virtual desktop.

The Intel RCS25ZB040 delivers:

  •     High-speed flash performance with RAID data protection
  •     Advanced capabilities that are simple to use
  •     Optimized flash use for both Reads and Writes
  •     Flash memory can be partitioned for OS installation and RAID cache

The next generation of Intel® RAID solutions is transforming the storage ecosystem with solutions that are faster, smarter, more secure, highly available and significantly lower TCO. IT decision makers looking to improve efficiencies and lower costs can do so by optimizing storage performance with the power of Intel RAID solutions. For more information on Intel RAID, visit: For more information visit:

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