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November 10, 2009
NextIO to demonstrate scaleable, high performance storage providing over 15M IOP's per rack at Supercomputing 2009
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 10 -- NextIO, a leader in next-generation I/O virtualization solutions, today announced an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Texas Memory Systems, Inc. whereby NextIO will bundle TMS RamSan Solid State Disk (SSD) products with NextIO's ICA-2800 Chassis providing customers with over a million input/output operations per second (IOP) performance and over five terabytes of low latency storage in a 3u low-power footprint.
NextIO will demonstrate a bundled storage appliance utilizing 8 or more TMS RamSan-10 PCIe SSD cards performing at 1.2M IOPs or greater at SC09, Nov. 16-19, booth #2585 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
"Texas Memory Systems is excited to add NextIO as a strategic OEM partner. Just a few months ago we announced a record-breaking five million IOPS in a 40u rack and now with a joint solution from NextIO, customers can realize over 15M IOPs in the same datacenter footprint," said Woody Hutsell, president of Texas Memory Systems. "This partnership with NextIO provides our customers with a quantum leap in scalable performance by simply combining these two world-class technologies."
NextIO customers can now take advantage of a large, flexible pool of high-performance server storage under the control of the server administrator. Low-latency applications that previously traversed through large SAN infrastructures can now be localized at the top of the rack for maximum performance and management.
"Our partnership with TMS will allows us to deliver an appliance targeted at application and database acceleration," said DaWane Wanek, vice president of world-wide sales, NextIO. "Because our combined solution is PCIe-based, the appliance will plug into today's current server environment which will provide immediate time-to-value."
Available immediately, the fourteen slot NextIO application acceleration appliance can be configured and reconfigured with any mix of servers and TMS SSD cards depending on system demands. The TMS RamSan-10 is a 225GB, low-latency SSD targeted for scientific applications. The RamSan-20 features 450GB of Flash Memory for high-density storage systems. Pricing for a basic configuration starts at $19,500, which includes implementation, training and onsite application or database tuning assistance.
About Texas Memory Systems
Texas Memory Systems (www.texmemsys.com) designs and builds solid state storage systems for accelerating essential enterprise applications. The award-winning RamSan product line, known as The World's Fastest Storage, delivers fast, reliable, and economical solutions to a broad base of enterprise and government clients worldwide. Founded in 1978, Texas Memory Systems continues to architect and engineer the future of solid state storage.
NextIO, Inc. is the leader in next-generation I/O virtualization solutions for today's dynamic datacenter in a variety of industries including enterprise, telecommunications, high performance computing, digital media and financial services. With its innovative Express Connect platform, NextIO offers the unique ability to virtualize I/O technology on any server, operating system, hypervisor and storage architecture. Leveraging PCI Express, NextIO offers true I/O virtualization for any end-point technology. Express Connect delivers unprecedented rack-level scalability, with I/O and server resources that can be scaled independently for 50-70 percent savings in capital, power, and cooling. NextIO's any-to-any I/O connectivity boosts performance and reliability while streamlining IT deployment, simplifying administration and reducing costs. For more information, visit www.nextio.com.
Source: NextIO, Inc.
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