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Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World's Fastest Storage®, today announced its RamSan-500 solid state disk system has been certified as interoperable with Microsoft's Windows Server 2008.  The RamSan-500 is an enterprise-class cached Flash storage system that delivers high performance, large capacity storage more economically than adding a similar capacity high-end hard disk-based RAID system. The RamSan-500 can deliver more than sixteen times the performance while using 50% less power. Solid state storage devices like the RamSan-500 are deployed in enterprise data centers to accelerate software applications such as online applications and SQL Server databases running on Windows Server 2008. Utilizing the inherent strengths of solid state disks, applications can accommodate more concurrent users and simultaneous transactions more economical than adding monolithic ... (more)

Applying Cloud Computing Principles to Marketing

When it comes to marketing you could say that my head is in the cloud. Mind you, that only applies if you are in the IT industry and you know what a cloud is. In IT, cloud computing is basically infrastructure as a service. The servers, switches, storage, applications, you name it, are somewhere else and you don't need to own them to use them. You may not even care where they are as long as you can use what you need, when you need it, and achieve a lower TCO. Of course, cloud computing has similarities to the early days of mainframe-based computing as well as the xSP and SaaS pr... (more)

Texas Memory Systems Sets SPC-1 Records for Flash Price-Performance and Average Response Time

October 27, 2009, Houston, Texas, USA - Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World's Fastest Storage®, today announced that its RamSan-620 Flash Solid State Disk (SSD) has submitted a record setting SPC-1 Result.  The RamSan-620 produced 254,994.21 SPC-1 IOPS with Average Response Time of 0.72 milliseconds all from a 2U rack-mount chassis.  The RamSan-620 delivers its performance at a cost of only $1.13 per SPC-1 IOPS.  That SPC-1 Price-Performance is better than any competing RAID solution or Flash solution.   “Texas Memory Systems is to be congratulated for producing an SPC-1 R... (more)

NextIO Signs Deal with Texas Memory Systems to Use RamSan Flash in High Performance, High Density Storage Solution for Data Centers

November 16, 2009, Houston, Texas, USA - Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World's Fastest Storage®, today announced that it has entered into an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreement with NextIO, a leader in next-generation I/O virtualization. By combining Texas Memory Systems’ RamSan Flash with its ICA-2800 Chassis, NextIO will provide data center customers with an extremely high performance storage solution that is highly space efficient. The joint solution utilizes NextIO’s PCIe expansion chassis to create a virtualized pool of RamSan PCIe Flash that can be shared ... (more)

Texas Memory Systems Delivers Fastest PCIe Flash for Open Source Community

January 26, 2010, Houston, Texas, USA - Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World’s Fastest Storage®, today announced that it is delivering open source drivers on Linux and Solaris for the RamSan-20, a high-performance PCIe* flash-based solid state disk (SSD) storage product for accelerating workstations and servers. By having open source drivers, RamSan-20 users benefit from additional control and can accommodate future needs and add enhancements as required. Installation of a RamSan-20 SSD can increase application performance by 2,500%, dramatically increasing the volume of tr... (more)