August 14, 2008
Houston, Texas

Texas Memory Systems RamSan-500 Named 2008 Editor's Best Award Winner By SQL Server Magazine

Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World's Fastest Storage®, today announced that its RamSan-500 solid state disk (SSD) system was named as a gold medal winner of the “2008 Editor’s Best Awards” in the storage category by Penton Media’s SQL Server Magazine®.

“The 2008 Editor’s Best Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that benefit the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reader communities,” said Jeff Lewis, group publisher. “Our editors selected winners based on the product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer.”

“Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics,” Lewis continued. “They demand solid value and performance from the products they select. Editor’s Best Award winners can feel proud that the products and services they developed have earned the respect and recognition of the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine editorial staff.”

The RamSan-500 is an enterprise-class cached flash storage system, and the fastest flash-based solid state device currently available. It utilizes the fastest DDR memory to create a large, performance-boosting cache for the high capacity, lower cost, flash-based storage. Available in one or two terabyte capacities in a 4U rack mount chassis, the RamSan-500 delivers 100,000 I/Os per second (IOPS) sustained random read, 25,000 IOPS sustained random write and two gigabytes per second of sustained random read or write bandwidth and yet only consumes 300 watts of power. The system can be SAN-attached with up to eight 4-gigabits per second Fibre Channel ports. Multiple RamSan-500s can be combined to deliver additional high-performance capacity. Compared to a similar capacity high-end hard disk-based RAID system, the RamSan-500 can deliver in excess of sixteen times the performance while using 50% less power.

Solid state storage devices like the RamSan-500 are deployed to accelerate software applications such as those based on Microsoft SQL Server databases. With solid state disks, applications can accommodate more concurrent users and simultaneous transactions, and can be more economical than adding monolithic RAID, servers, RAM, or constant application tuning. More information is available online at

About Texas Memory Systems
Texas Memory Systems (, the market leader in solid state disks, produces the World's Fastest Storage®. Its 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, the company sells direct to large enterprise and government organizations. Its products are also available through OEM and reseller partners. Texas Memory Systems, World's Fastest Storage, and RamSan are trademarks or registered trademarks of Texas Memory Systems. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.