Texas Memory, DataCore Team for Alternative Midmarket Storage System

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-04-20 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TMS is using its RamSan solid-state disk appliances in concert with DataCore Software's SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor software. They work natively together to deliver high-performance and feature-rich storage for VMware environments.

Texas Memory Systems joined up with another Southern-based storage company, DataCore, April 18 to launch a new line of bundled storage systems for midrange-size companies as an alternative to similar systems from Dell, Hewlett-Packard and EMC.

TMS is using its RamSan solid-state disk appliances in concert with DataCore Software's SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor software. They work natively together to deliver high-performance and feature-rich storage for VMware environments. 

 

By adding advanced storage management features of the SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor to RamSan storage, IT managers can use these in conjunction with their existing storage infrastructures--but also gain substantial performance increases; early customers have seen greater than a 200 percent performance increase, TMS said.

In integrating the TMS-DataCore packaged into existing IT infrastructures, customers simply select the appropriate capacity for their application, attach the RamSan either directly or through a fabric to the DataCore host and set up access policies for the virtual storage pools.

DataCore storage virtualization software offers a simple, high-availability solution to meet vSphere shared storage requirements, DataCore Vice-President Carlos M. Carreras said. 

 

"The software abstracts storage into idealized, virtual disks akin to virtual machines. It pools and mirrors disk blocks across available devices, despite differences in make and model.  In the process, it speeds up I/O response and throughput using extensive SAN-wide caching," Carreras said. 

"This helps take optimum advantage of VMware's full suite of capabilities. A plug-in for VMware vCenter allows nondisruptive provisioning, sharing, cloning, replications and expanding virtual disks among physical servers and virtual machines."

TMS's SANsymphony-V yields high availability, fast performance and full utilization of storage assets in VMware Virtual Infrastructure deployments.

The new TMS-DataCore systems are available now.


 
 
 
 
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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