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Texas Memory Systems increases solid-state disk capacity: News in brief

Bridget Botelho, News Writer

Texas Memory Systems intros high-capacity solid-state disk
Texas Memory Systems pumped up the capacity on its Flash-PCIe-based solid-state

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disk (SSD) line with the new 450 GB RamSan-20.

The RamSan-20 is a complete storage system on a PCI Express (PCIe) Flash card that snaps easily into a server and minimizes latency between the server's processor and storage, Houston-based Texas Memory said. With 450 GB of usable single-level cell (SLC) Flash memory, the RamSan-20 is the highest capacity PCIe Flash card on the market, according to the company.

The RamSan-20 performs at 120,000 I/Os per second (IOPS) for random read operations and transfers data, making it faster than most Flash drives and traditional mechanical hard drives. Flash-based SSD on PCIe is also available through Fusion-io, which offers 80 GB, 160 GB, and 320 GB versions that perform up to 102,000 IOPS.

Databases, video editing, financial modeling, data acquisition, scientific computing, and Web content are examples of applications that will benefit from the RamSan-20, which is scheduled for general availability in early Q2 2009.

SunGard offers managed services, hosting promotions
SunGard Availability Services is trying to attract new customers with a promotional deal for AdvancedHosting enterprise managed services and colocation solutions.

The offer is available at SunGard's managed services facilities in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Toronto and the New York metro area through June 30. New or existing customers that sign a contract for enterprise managed services solutions via SunGard's AdvancedHosting can either waive setup fees for adding or renewing new services -- up to a maximum of $15,000 -- or get one month of complimentary service (also up to $15,000).

The same deal applies to SunGard's AdvancedHosting colocation or managed colocation services, but the maximum figure for those customers is $10,000..

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