Richardson, Texas (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Convey Computer, the leader in hybrid-core computing, today announced the latest addition to their hybrid-core (HC) series. The Convey HC Memcached appliance provides an order of magnitude higher throughput than commodity servers, while maintaining sub-millisecond response time. Additionally, the new Convey HC Memcached server dramatically reduces cost of ownership by slashing power, cooling and maintenance costs.
Memcached is an open source, high-performance, distributed memory caching system used in data centers around the world. Eighty-five percent of top web sites (such as Wikipedia, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook) and approximately fifty percent of the top 5,000 sites use the technology. Additionally, many public and private cloud providers have memcached installed to provide faster access to content that resides in storage systems.
Although this popular caching system works well, today’s ever increasing network traffic and rapidly growing datasets are presenting throughput and scalability challenges. In order to keep memcached response times low, organizations are adding more servers. Yet adding more servers causes a different challenge. As the number of servers increase, the number of memcached instances increase, causing a cascading amount of requests. At a certain point, these requests overwhelm the network and actually decrease throughput.(1)
Instead of adding servers, Convey believes that a better approach is to increase the performance of the servers themselves, allowing each server to service more requests. Convey’s memcached appliance does just that—dramatically increasing throughput and reducing latency in a single platform.
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