by gingerdazza » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:25 am people like this post
I was just wondering how feasible it would be for Veeam to utilise the copious amounts of cheap server memory we have for processing WAN Acceleration, rather than the current option of procuring an expensive SSD drive to optimise that process?
by PTide » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:10 am 1 person likes this post
I believe that it's not very good choice to use RAM for WAN. Firstly, because RAM is volatile - any power outage will make your WAN cache clear. Secondly, you don't need your performance to be that high. Actually I think that SSD is a little bit of overkill. On the other hand, if you really want to check how it's going to be with RAM you might want to set up a RAM drive and test it yourself.
by v.Eremin » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:17 am 1 person likes this post
By the way, WAN Acceleration algorithm has been seriously revised in version 8. So, usage of SSDs is not mandatory any longer. Even if you check v8 WAN Accelerator wizard, you won't see there SSD recommendations that used to be present in v7 wizard. Thanks.