FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Texas Memory Systems Launches the Ram-San 210 Solid State
Houston, Texas—April 10, 2001—Texas Memory Systems
launched the development of its latest solid state disk, the Ram-San 210. The
Ram-San 210 promises to deliver unmatched performance, availability and
interoperability all in a 2U space saving chassis.
According to Holly Frost CEO for Texas Memory Systems “the Ram-San 210 will
become the industry’s reference standard for solid state disks, all other
solid state disks will be measured by how well they stack up to it.” The
Ram-San 210 will provide from 4 Gigabytes to 32 Gigabytes of SDRAM storage
capacity and either 2 or 4 Fibre Channel interface ports in a 2U rack-mountable
chassis. The Ram-San 210 includes an industry leading 700MB/second backplane
that can support over 200,000 random I/O’s per second.
“Despite its diminutive size, the Ram-San 210 will pack an enterprise-sized
performance punch”, said Woody Hutsell Marketing Director for Texas Memory
Systems, “our bandwidth and I/O’s per second capabilities continue to lead
the industry by orders of magnitude. What further differentiates the Ram-San 210
are its reliability and availability features.”
Protecting and preserving data is an overriding design objective for the Ram-San
210. Every write from host servers is written to the SDRAM and mirrored to two
hot swappable hard disk drives. In the event of external power failure, the
Ram-San 210 can continue to operate because of redundant internal
uninterruptible power supplies. After a user-defined period, the Ram-San 210
will shut down and wait for power to be restored. When power is restored, the
Ram-San 210 will automatically reload SDRAM with the contents from the mirrored
disk drives in under 15 minutes.
“We believe that the Ram-San’s triple mirroring feature provides customers
the security they need in order to trust us to store their enterprise data on a
solid state disk,” said Paul Kaler, VP of Technology for Texas Memory Systems,
“previous implementations of solid state disk have relied on backup upon power
failure modes that always seemed too risky to enterprise customers.”
Unparalleled high availability is the final major design objective for the
Ram-San 210. The Ram-San 210 includes more high availability features than any
other solid state disk in its class. In addition to hot swappable hard disk
drives for data retention, the Ram-San includes redundant batteries, hot
swappable power supplies, and hot swappable fans. Of high availability, Holly
Frost CEO said “our objective is to meet and exceed 99.999% availability for
the Ram-San 210”.
The best news is that the Ram-San 210, with all of its industry leading
capabilities, is expected to sell for a price well below the average in the
About Texas Memory
Texas Memory Systems (TMS) has specialized in high bandwidth, low latency, I/O
intensive storage systems since 1978. TMS products were originally
designed to meet the needs of the U.S. defense industry, and now this advanced
technology is available for mainstream computer and storage applications.
While the primary focus of our products has been speed, we achieve this speed
without resorting to overly complex circuitry. This emphasis on simplicity
allows TMS to deliver outstanding performance with an easily understood and yet
highly configurable system. Texas Memory Systems is a member of the Fibre
Channel Industry Association (FCIA), the Storage Networking Industry Association
(SNIA), the DAFS Collaborative, and is partnered with Oracle, Sun,
Hewlett Packard, and FalconStor in order to deliver the World’s Fastest
Storage to the enterprise.
For more information,
visit www.superSSD.com or call Woody
Hutsell, Marketing Director, at 713-266-3200.
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