"Add this to a direct-attached storage system, and it's like putting it on steroids," TMS President Dan Scheel told eWEEK.
too many IT companies have 17th-generation products, but Texas Memory Systems
is one that does.
venerable Houston-based company, which has been making solid-state memory for
32 years, came out May 17 with a new NAND flash-based PCIe (Peripheral Component
Interconnect Express) card called the "Gorilla"-a high-performance,
half-length data accelerator with a whopping 900GB of usable space.
this to a direct-attached storage system, and it's like putting it on
steroids," TMS President Dan Scheel told eWEEK.
Gorilla-the product name is actually RamSan-70-is the first release in TMS'
next-generation RamSan Series-7 product line. Scheel said it is capable of more
than 330,000 IOPS with bandwidth exceeding 2GB per second.
, aimed at the OEM storage
market, is designed to be in-server accelerator for storage use cases such as
onsite medical imaging, data warehousing, enterprise resource planning (ERP),
sophisticated data acquisition, scientific computing and Web content, Scheel
those who crave technical details, the RamSan-70 is the first product powered
by TMS' new Series-7 Flash controller, which is based on advanced Xilinx
field-programmable gate arrays combined with an embedded PowerPC processor,
other PCIe cards, the proprietary hardware in the Series-7 Flash Controller
handles all NAND flash management internally, which frees up host resources for
workloads, Scheel said.
managers are always looking for ways to increase I/O performance, reduce
latency and improve overall system efficiency," said Jeff Janukowicz, research
manager for Solid State Storage Technology at IDC. "A PCIe Flash SSD, such
as Texas Memory Systems' RamSan-70, can solve many of these issues."
RamSan-70 is scheduled for availability in June.