LenovoEMC fortifies small-business storage with enterprise smarts

Snapshots, SSD caching and VMs will be available in its LifeLine 4.0 OS

By , IDG News Service |  Storage

Another high-end feature coming in the new OS is SSD caching, which can automatically assign the most needed data to solid-state disks in an array. Users of Lenovo-EMC's multiple-drive storage systems have been able to install SSDs in one or two slots and use them as a high-speed cache to accelerate access to key information. However, they have had to manually set preferences for what is cached, Hansen said. LifeLine 4.0 includes software for doing this automatically. The Linux-based caching software is unique to LifeLine, though it shares some attributes with software from parent company EMC, Hansen said.

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for The IDG News Service. Follow Stephen on Twitter at @sdlawsonmedia. Stephen's e-mail address is stephen_lawson@idg.com

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