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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)

Texas Memory Systems Delivers the World’s First 5-Million IOs per Second Flash-based Solid State Disk System

August 5, 2009, Houston, Texas, USA - Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World's Fastest Storage®, today announced the RamSan-6200, the fastest, most reliable, and highest capacity solid state disk (SSD) system on the market. The RamSan-6200 offers up to 100 terabytes of Flash-based storage in a single 40U rack configuration that can sustain a record 5 million input/outputs per second (IOPS) with 60 gigabytes per second  throughput while using a little over 6 kilowatts of power. To achieve the equivalent level of performance with hard disk-based storage arrays would require sever... (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)

OPERA by Texas Memory Systems Boosts Oracle Productivity and Slashes Latency by 99.7%

November 16, 2009, Houston, Texas, USA - Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World's Fastest Storage®, today announced OPERA for Oracle environments.  OPERA tightly integrates Texas Memory Systems’ Flash Solid State Disks with Oracle 11g, Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM), and Oracle Real Application Clusters to ensure that every performance sensitive I/O is handled at RamSan speed. By serving all blocking Input/Output (I/O) requests from RamSan, the industry’s highest-performing Flash SSD, OPERA provides unmatched Oracle database performance. This new architecture leverag... (more)