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.