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November 17, 2009
NextIO unveils a 15 million IOPS per rack PCIe solution at Supercomputing 2009 to kick off strategic OEM partnership with Texas Memory Systems
HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 17 -- 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 datacenter 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 across multiple servers to improve performance, efficiency, and manageability in high performance computing (HPC) environments and datacenters that need to accelerate applications and databases. Next IO will demonstrate the solution at Supercomputing 2009 in Portland, Ore.
NextIO's ICA-2800 PCIe expansion chassis creates a pool of I/O resources that is easily managed by the server administrator. By adding RamSan PCIe Flash from Texas Memory Systems to the chassis, administrators can accelerate their applications and improve the productivity of their servers using a localized PCIe solution instead of a large SAN infrastructure. Texas Memory Systems PCIe storage is easily integrated into the NextIO ICA-2800 because of its on-board management and simple drivers. The card provides enterprise class reliability due to its Error Correction Coding and RAID protection and offers unmatched performance.
"Through our partnership with Texas Memory Systems, we are better able to optimize the performance and needs of Enterprise and HPC environments," said DaWane Wanek, vice president of worldwide sales at NextIO. "Our partnership will allow customers to experience rapid application response and uncompromising reliability while leveraging the convenience and efficiency of PCIe attachment. As NextIO established an initiative to deliver increased high performance storage, the decision to partner with Texas Memory Systems was an easy one. Texas Memory Systems has a long history of performance leadership, unique engineering depth, and ability to deliver the levels of reliability that are critical to success in the Enterprise arena."
NextIO will demonstrate a bundled storage appliance utilizing 8 or more TMS RamSan-10 PCIe SSD cards performing at 1.2M IOPS or greater in booth number 2585 at SC09 from November 16th through 19th in the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Texas Memory Systems will be available at booth number 1035. The system on display will have a mix of ten RamSan-10 and RamSan-20 PCIe Flash cards in an ICA-2800 chassis, delivering sustained performance in excess of 1.2 million IOPS from 3U of rack space. In a full rack deployment, the system can deliver 15 million IOPS from a single rack for unmatched performance density.
"Texas Memory Systems developed its PCIe products with a focus on easy integration, high performance and enterprise reliability for hardware and application OEMs," said Woody Hutsell. "We were very impressed at how thorough NextIO was in assessing our product for reliability and durability, as well as the efficiency of our PCIe implementation. They made it clear that leading performance needed to be matched by solid engineering and uncompromising reliability."
More information about Texas Memory Systems' PCIe storage, including a video, is available online at http://www.ramsan.com/products/ramsan-20.
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.
Source: Texas Memory Systems
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