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FlashSystem event

Yo, Kanye, Imma let you finish, but this IBM FlashSystem...

Never mind the elaborate countdown to a chance to glance at Kanye West's new trainers, it's storage insiders who know an important timer when they see one. Information about an unknown IBM FlashSystem has popped up on an Italian website, appearing to show that the NAND modules have been upgraded. IBM has a FlashSystem event …
Chris Mellor, 16 Feb 2015
FlashSystem 840 rear view

Array with you: IBM takes on upstarts with new RamSan flash cram

Big Blue has burst onto the all-flash array scene afresh with a million-plus IOPS box; its first in-house FlashSystem since buying TMS a year and a half ago The FlashSystem 840 is IBM's latest iteration of its FlashSystem 720, 810 and 820 product range. It has up to 48TB of eMLC NAND capacity in its 2U rack enclosure (not a …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jan 2014
Funnel of cash. Credit: via SXC – http://www.sxc.hu/profile/Leonardini

IBM pours $1 BEELLION into flash SSDs

Say goodbye to TMS RamSan and hello to IBM FlashSystem. Back in 2001, IBM CEO Lou Gerstner said IBM would spend a billion dollars to boost its Linux business and that billion paid itself off within two years. In 2002, the firm splurged the same amount on Java tools, and in 2006, pumped $1bn into information management. Fast- …
Chris Mellor, 15 Apr 2013
K2

Kaminario's K2 data-gobbling champ squeezes out 2 million IOPS

The performance summit of K2, Kaminario's mountainously named flash array, has been lifted to 2 million IOPS. We have the Fibre Channel-connected flash K2 listed as running at up to 600,000 IOPS and exhibiting an 8GB/sec throughput. Its capacity ranges from 3TB to 100TB. Now Kaminario has tweaked the beast and got 2 million …
Chris Mellor, 1 Oct 2012

RamSan flash cram: IBM snaps up Texas Memory Systems

IBM is buying Texas Memory Systems, the supplier of RamSan solid state memory arrays and PCIe cards, for an undisclosed sum. The deal could set off a feeding frenzy as system-makers buy up flash companies. TMS is privately owned, has no VC debt, and is run by founder and CEO Holly Frost. He signalled earlier this year that TMS …
Chris Mellor, 16 Aug 2012
server room

TMS puts the boot into flash

TMS has given its server flash cards the ability to boot operating systems – so servers can start up faster. The RamSan-20 and -70 are PCIe products are server flash memory cards with 450GB or 900GB respectively of fast, single-level cell NAND storage, offering up to 330,000 sustained 4K random read IOPS, 400,000 random write …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jul 2012
server room

NetApp: Steenkin' benchmarks – we're quicker than 3PAR

Playing the latency card, NetApp says it has a faster array than 3PAR – despite having a lower SPC-1 benchmark score. A 6-node FAS6240 cluster SPC-1 benchmark (PDF) result has been posted. SPC-1 is a storage array benchmark measuring the number of IOs per second (IOPS) to data accessed over Fibre Channel as blocks rather than …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jun 2012
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VCs pour $80m into Violin, hope for shower of gold later

Venture capitalists have been fighting to get a slice of hot flash startup Violin Memory, which announced a $50m D-round of funding in March. That turned into an $80m injection because GE Asset Management Fund and other VCs wanted a piece of the action. Why this VC frenzy? At the time of the D-round we were told that Violin …
Chris Mellor, 1 May 2012

TMS and DataCore peddle flashy support for virtual servers

TMS flash arrays are being bundled with SANsymphony-V software from DataCore to provide fast flash-based SAN array support to virtualised servers. The combination of RamSan flash appliances from TMS with the DataCore storage hypervisor software is aimed at VMware servers and accelerating hem by adding an automatically tiered …
Chris Mellor, 19 Apr 2012
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GridIron jiggles MLC flash box, penetrates million IOPS barrier

A start-up called GridIron says its MLC flash technology has broken though the million IOPS barrier, leaving existing products maxing out at 800,000 IOPS behind. Multi-level cell (MLC) flash is cheaper and slower than single level cell (SLC) NAND. Some SLC flash array products reach the million IOPS mark: the TMS RamSan-630 …
Chris Mellor, 22 Mar 2012

Texas flash: TMS Ramsan-820 born in the USA

TMS latest RamSan-820 is a high-availability box that the Texans say packs more terabytes into its 1U rack case than that of any other vendor. The 820 is an eMLC version of the SLC RamSan-720 and an update on the still available RamSan-810 with its 10TB of eMLC in 1U. The 820 offers up to 24TB of flash with the same 2D Flash …
Chris Mellor, 28 Feb 2012
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Nevex stuffs software into TMS flash for 'world's fastest cache'

Nevex, the Canadian supplier of flash and DRAM caching software for Windows, is working with Texas Memory Systems to super-charge its RamSan PCIe flash acceleration of app I/O. CacheWorks is the Nevex Virtual Technologies software, and it puts app data and file data into flash and into the Windows cache in faster DRAM – a 2- …
Chris Mellor, 10 Feb 2012
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TMS needs more clout in SSD giant competition

Where did that come from? Yesterday, out of the blue, news came that RamSan vendor TMS was looking to be bought or have a thumping investment from a large partner. Why? The flash market is set to rocket and it has a good track record. Why on earth does it need a sugar daddy? We asked TMS CEO Holly Frost some questions about …
Chris Mellor, 23 Dec 2011
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Texas Memory Systems longs to seduce 'larger player'

Fancy spending splashing some cash to buy some flash? Then go to the Lone Star state, where Texas Memory Systems has put itself up for sale. Privately owned TMS has been operating for 33 years. It makes RamSan shared block-access flash memory arrays and has a PCIe flash card line under the RamSan brand as well. It recently …
Chris Mellor, 21 Dec 2011
globalisation

Texas Memory Systems gets some enterprise street cred

Texas Memory Systems (TMS) is getting some enterprise cred – by introducing a high-availability, shared-access RamSan flash array. Competitors such as Violin Memory have criticised TMS RamSan flash SAN arrays for not having high-availability (HA) features that enterprises require when running business-critical applications. …
Chris Mellor, 7 Dec 2011
channel

Call off the hunt! Ex-Xio sales boss found in flash biz

The mystery of why Xio's storage head took a hike and where he went is solved: Mark Glasgow jumped ship to join flash start-up SolidFire, which, having got $21m in fresh funding, can afford to pay him. SolidFire launched its clustered flash memory arrays in the summer, and they feature thin provisioning, compression and …
Chris Mellor, 16 Nov 2011
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Fusion-io hires ex-TMS president

StorageSearch has revealed that Fusion-io has hired a 10-year TMS veteran as its senior director for product management. Woody Hutsell spent almost a decade at TMS, supplier of networked RamSan solid state storage arrays, rising to the position of president from EVP for sales and marketing. He left in March last year and …
Chris Mellor, 25 Oct 2011
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Buy a $1m storage brute, get a free iPad app

IBM released so many system and storage announcements this week that it was difficult to zoom in on the most interesting ones: there were 55 in all. We'll focus on the high-end array and cloud file storage items in this convoy of news. Big Blue has improved the Easy Tier's automatic placement of data in tiers on its high-end …
Chris Mellor, 21 Oct 2011

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