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Achieving Energy Efficiency using Flash SSD by StorageIO
Reducing energy consumption is an important topic for any IT data center. While there is a lot of discussion about reducing energy by doing less, another form of energy efficiency is doing more with less power. For example, processing more transactions in a given time frame is an effective approach to energy efficiency for time and performance sensitive applications. This paper looks at how solid state disk (SSD) and, in particular, FLASH based SSD can be incorporated into an energy efficiency strategy as part of a tiered storage architecture to address power and environmental concerns while reducing server and storage I/O performance bottlenecks.
Podcast: Achieving Energy Efficiency Using Flash SSD (mp3)
by Greg Schulz, StorageIO
An Enterprise-Grade Configuration
Management Solution - by Go2 Group
For a great variety of reasons, and in no small part due to its inherently scalable
architecture, Perforce has become the enterprise corporate standard CM system of choice
in many software development organizations. It is used by many of the largest software
development organizations in the world to automate their software production lines.
SSD and the Financial Industry
Financial Services companies are seeking technology that will enable them
to process more transactions. This is being accomplished by implementing
faster servers, more powerful applications, high-bandwidth networks, and
high-performance storage, such as solid state disks.
Increase Application Performance with Solid State Disk
This whitepaper presents solid state disks as a cost-effective way to improve
application performance. This includes a comparison of methods for increased
performance and third party verification of Texas Memory Systems' claim as "The
World's Fastest Storage."
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Database Systems Whitepapers
The following whitepapers discuss the uses of RamSans with database
systems. For additional information about Oracle implementations,
please visit our Oracle Performance Resource Center.
Performance with Solid State Disks
Faster SQL Server
Database Access with Solid State Disks
Performance with Solid State Disks
Deutsche (German) Version
Flash in the Enterprise
Flash memory is poised to become a major player in datacenter storage systems. It
provides an all electronic method of storing data in silicon, removing the only
component in modern data processing systems that still relies on moving parts in the
data path: the spinning hard disk. Though Flash memory offers some compelling
advantages over disk-based storage, it is not well understood in the storage industry.
This paper describes some the properties of Flash memory and then explains how the
RamSan-500, produced by Texas Memory Systems, leverages its strengths and
compensates for its weaknesses to offer the first enterprise ready Flash system.
Performance Boosting and Workload Isolation in SANs with SANCache
To demonstrate the ability of SANCache to isolate workloads and make performance guarantees on demand,
Hewlett Packard Laboratories used a RamSan solid state disk from Texas Memory Systems.
SANCache observes I/O and migrates frequently accessed data chunks to the high-throughput,
low-latency RamSan SSD, which then serves the hot data.
High Performance QFS with Solid State Disk Metadata Storage
In an attempt to resolve metadata performance problems, San Diego Super
Computer Center tested a RamSan based solid state disk from Texas Memory
Systems. This whitepaper discusses the problem, methods, and results that led
to performance improvements up to 4000% for file system operations across a
range of activities.
Tera-RamSan for High Bandwidth SAN File Sharing
This whitepaper includes technical explanations of the Tera-RamSan as well as
implementation overviews for high bandwidth file sharing over a SAN.
Tera-RamSan Can Do For Your Business
This whitepaper makes the business case for the Tera-RamSan as a scalable and
versatile storage platform offering superior value to end users.
Lower TCO With
Fast Solid State Disks
A common barrier to SSD deployment is the perceived additional cost. This
article describes the benefit of solid state disks in terms of total cost of
ownership, and how business of all sizes can therefore profit from the
Original RamSan-320 performance benchmarks and in-depth explanations on the
meaning and implications of SSD's high I/O's Per Second (IOPS) ratings.
Web Performance Enhancement With Solid State Disk
This article, by Dr. Mitchell Wyle, Co-Founder Euphorian, Inc., analyzes the
potential benefits that a solid state disk can bring to web-enabled internet
and intranet systems.
This article, written by the Founder and CEO of Texas Memory Systems, outlines
the evolution of technology and consumer demand that has made the RamSan solid
state disk a hot commodity in the modern IT environment.
Reducing The Total
Cost Of Ownership For An E-commerce Infrastructure
An introduction to "hot files" performance improvements using RamSan solid
File Sharing With
The Texas Memory Systems RamSan
An overview of using the RamSan to accelerate high-traffic file sharing