October 10, 2007
Houston, Texas

Texas Memory Systems Drives Storage Performance for Fibre Channel Industry Alliance’s 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel Demonstration
Texas Memory Systems’ RamSan-400 solid state disk participates in a demonstration of next generation Fibre Channel SAN by FCIA at Storage Networking World

Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World's Fastest Storage®, today announced that its RamSan-400 solid state disk is part of the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)’s demonstration of 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel (8GFC) at this week’s Storage Networking World conference in Dallas, Texas. 8GFC technology will double the data transfer rate between servers and storage in Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs). Faster connectivity is ideal for server-storage virtualization as well as high performance applications such as transactional databases, decision support, and video on demand. Storage Networking World attendees can view the 8GFC SAN demonstration at the FCIA booth P1, and they can visit Texas Memory Systems at booth C21.

“Fibre Channel continues to be the standard bearer in storage networking for enterprises looking to consolidate their server and storage infrastructures and deliver the highest levels of performance and data availability,” said Skip Jones, Chairman of the Fibre Channel Industry Association. “8GFC doubles the data rate and bandwidth of today’s 4GFC, and will become critical in meeting the growing performance demands of server consolidation, faster server I/O buses, and operating system virtualization. The co-operative participation of vendors such as Texas Memory Systems enables the FCIA to showcase how 8GFC can increase performance capabilities while lowering the costs of expanding and operating an enterprise SAN.”

The FCIA continues to drive the improvement and standardization of Fibre Channel as the primary networking technology that connects storage devices in SANs. The 8GFC specification is scheduled for ratification in December 2007. 8GFC will be backward compatible with 4GFC and 2GFC. Applications such as databases, decision support, video, modeling and analytics increasingly demand higher performance.

Improvements in server performance and network bandwidth capabilities will place greater demands on storage subsystems to deliver data quickly and reduce latency. Without high performance storage subsystems, bottlenecks will occur as the application demands for data cannot be met by slow storage. The RamSan-400 solid state disk subsystem from Texas Memory Systems is ideally suited to complementing 8GFC as it can deliver up to 400,000 I/Os per second, up to 3,000 megabytes per second of bandwidth, and sub-15 micro second response time. The RamSan-400 is considerably faster than conventional hard disk based storage systems.

“We are delighted to participate in the FCIA’s high performance 8GFC demonstration,” said Woody Hutsell, Executive Vice President at Texas Memory Systems. “Texas Memory Systems’ customers will reap the benefits of 8GFC, as the RamSan is uniquely capable of driving storage performance to leverage the increased bandwidth, in terms of performance and interoperability.”

About Texas Memory Systems
Texas Memory Systems ( manufactures the World's Fastest Storage® and is the market leader in solid state disks (SSD). Their award winning RamSan line of solid state storage is used to accelerate enterprise applications like OLTP databases, batch processes, and data warehouses. Founded in 1978, they sell direct to large enterprise and government organizations. Texas Memory Systems' products are also available through OEM and reseller partners.

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