Texas Memory Systems adds caching to PCIe flash

Summary:Texas Memory Systems has brought caching technology from NEVEX Virtual Technologies into its product range with the RamSan-80 PCIe-linked flash card.The card, which is targeted at organisations that want to cache data as they move it between their storage and compute infrastructure, went on sale from Texas Memory Systems (TMS) on Tuesday.

Texas Memory Systems has brought caching technology from NEVEX Virtual Technologies into its product range with the RamSan-80 PCIe-linked flash card.

The card, which is targeted at organisations that want to cache data as they move it between their storage and compute infrastructure, went on sale from Texas Memory Systems (TMS) on Tuesday.

The CacheWorks technology lets some applications run up to five times faster, according to Fujitsu.

"Caching to Flash on the server is a revolutionary approach to the way data is stored," Steven Lamb, NEVEX's chief executive, said in a statement. "Test results clearly demonstrated that this new hardware-software combination was able to supercharge the performance of VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual applications with impressive IOPS and sustain throughput for even the most data-intense business environments."

The RamSan-80 is a 450GB multi-level cell flash card which can handle 700MBps in random sustained throughput. It has a read latency of 100 microseconds and a write latency of 30 microseconds.

Texas Memory Systems is one of many enterprise vendors that have added caching software to their PCIe flash cards, with its announcement following similar upgrades by companies such as EMC, via VFCache, and Fusion-io after it integrated technology from its ioTurbine acquisition.

Pricing was not disclosed.

Topics: Storage

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