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A*STAR DSI’s solutions to help enhance storage and processing efficiencies in data centres

Nurdianah Md Nur | March 20, 2014
The solutions, which were presented at the recent CeBIT trade fair, include the Database booster and Hardware Security Accelerator.

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Data Storage Institute (DSI) has showcased its next generation Non-Volatile Memory systems and solutions that will enhance storage and processing efficiencies in data centres at CeBIT 2014 in Germany last week. 

"As data grow unabated, information storage systems increasingly need to go beyond current methods and approaches to bridge the gaps of today's technologies to the future needs," said Dr Pantelis Alexopoulos, executive director, DSI. DSI solutions have thus been designed to meet the "challenges of social networking, big data and cloud computing," he added.

Among the technologies displayed at CeBIT was DSI's Database booster, an advanced file system and memory stacks that help improve database performance by up to nine-fold as compared to traditional approaches.  According to DSI, the system can be deployed in high Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers and high performance database servers. It can be used for real-time big data analysis, high speed cloud gateway and large-scale parallel storage systems such as Hadoop. 

DSI's Hardware Security Accelerator (HSA), a PCIe-based hardware security encryption device, was also on display at the trade fair. The device not only helps to accelerate the encryption process but also provides a high level of security for symmetric encryption. According to DSI, HSA's encryption throughput performs up to seven times better than existing solutions from other leading hardware security players in the market. HSA can be deployed as a block device encryption solution for NAS such as virtual machines, database and file servers.

 

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