Texas Memory Systems Introduces the RamSan-710: The Best 1U Storage Ever

London, (PresseBox) - The RamSan-710 provides 5 GB/s bandwidth with 5 TB of SLC Flash storage in a small 1U footprint that minimises power and cooling costs. It offers as many as four 8-Gb Fibre Channel or QDR InfiniBand links. The RamSan-710 is the second member of the RamSan Series-7 product family.

Texas Memory Systems, Inc. (TMS) is proud to introduce its second RamSan Series-7 system: the 1U rackmount RamSan-710. Powered by the new Series-7 Flash Controller with 32nm SLC Flash from Toshiba, the RamSan-710 is the fastest (5 GB/s) 1U shared storage system. It is easy to install, with four 8-Gb Fibre Channel or QDR InfiniBand ports. The RamSan-710 turbocharges datacentres with minimal impact on power and space.

The Series-7 Flash Controller that powers the RamSan-710 is based on high-performance Xilinx FPGAs and an embedded PowerPC core. It manages Flash, corrects faults, tracks performance, and logs operational data. Incorporating patented Variable Stripe RAID (VSR) technology, standard chip-level RAID, and an advanced ECC algorithm, the Series-7 Flash Controller provides the RamSan-710 with an expected lifespan of 10 years. The Series-7 Flash Controller is exclusively available in the RamSan-710 and other Texas Memory Systems Series-7 products.

Like previous RamSan designs, the RamSan-710 provides a complete integrated storage platform inside the box. The RamSan-710 includes 21 Flash boards, 2 high-bandwidth I/O modules (2 ports each), 1 management Ethernet port, and a fast cross-bar switch that connects everything for smooth data flow through the system. These components combine to optimise the RamSan-710 bandwidth, IOPS, latency, and reliability.

"Flash storage is no longer just a tool for those in the rarified IT atmosphere, but is rapidly becoming a standard real-world enabler of both better performance and improved economics," said Mark Peters, Senior Analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. "Texas Memory brings decades of experience to this market, together with an ability - exemplified by this new RamSan-710 - to design and package products to fulfill the needs of regular, yet very demanding, IT shops that require affordable and easy IO turbo-charging."

IT managers are plagued with the daunting task of increasing storage efficiency by extracting the most performance out of a fixed space. The RamSan-710 effectively addresses this need, delivering 5 GB/s in only 1U of space. One or more units easily integrate into mixed storage infrastructures and can be monitored and managed through a common framework. The RamSan-710 is the ideal storage solution for high bandwidth applications like data warehousing, scientific and high performance computing (HPC), online transaction processing (OLTP), data acquisition, batch processing, and video editing.

"The RamSan-710 establishes new capacity and performance standards for our space-constrained customer base," said Dan Scheel, President of Texas Memory Systems. "It fills the gap between our new RamSan-70 PCIe card and our RamSan-630 3U system."

The RamSan-710 is scheduled for delivery in 4-8 weeks. For more information about the RamSan-710, please visit http://RamSan.com/Products/RamSan-710.

About the RamSan® Series-7(TM)

RamSan® Series-7(TM) storage products represent the 7th generation of the RamSan product family, beginning with the first RamSan system in 2000. RamSan systems can be configured with Flash or RAM storage media, and are available in form factors ranging from PCIe cards to 4U rackmount systems with 10 GB/s bandwidth and 1,000,000 (1 million) IOPS. The variety of RamSan configurations available allows the user to choose the best configuration for their application's needs. All Series-7 RamSan products deliver cost-effective performance and reliability.

Texas Memory Systems, The World's Fastest Storage, RamSan, Series-7, Series-7 Flash Controller, Variable Stripe RAID, and VSR are trademarks or registered trademarks of Texas Memory Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Texas Memory Systems, Inc.

Since 1978, Texas Memory Systems, Inc. (http://RamSan.com) has designed and built solid state storage systems that accelerate demanding enterprise applications. Its award-winning RamSan® product line, known as The World's Fastest Storage®, has continually delivered fast, reliable, and cost-effective solutions to a broad range of enterprise and government clients around the world. All Texas Memory Systems products are designed and manufactured to the highest standards of excellence in Houston, TX, USA.

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