What it does:
Uses multicore processors and enterprise-class flash memory to consolidate and optimize Memcache servers
Why it's interesting:
Solid-state drive (SSD), or enterprise-class flash memory, technology promises to change the nature of servers, making them smaller and capable of handling greater amounts of memory, says Drue Reeves, vice president and research director with Burton Group. This appliance can serve up to 850,000 cached operations per second, the company reports. This will be a big boost for companies with traditional Memcache servers, which accelerate Web applications by caching data to reduce database load, but often run into performance snags due to memory, scalability and bandwidth limitations.