SOURCE: BlueArc

October 14, 2008 08:00 ET

BlueArc and Texas Memory Systems Deliver Extreme Storage Performance

New BlueArc Features Automate Caching to Solid-State Storage Tier

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - BlueArc® Corporation, a leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage, today announced that Titan storage solutions have been certified for interoperability with RamSan-500 solid state devices from Texas Memory Systems, Inc., maker of the World's Fastest Storage®. BlueArc Dynamic Read Caching capabilities announced at Storage Networking World and Texas Memory Systems RamSan-500 storage can help companies harness hardware-accelerated server and disk technologies in the face of extreme data demand -- without taxing assets or IT staff.

"Texas Memory Systems and BlueArc have just made it easier for our customers who depend on read-intensive tasks like rendering, online transaction processing and streaming content to achieve dramatic performance gains," said Woody Hutsell, Executive Vice President for Texas Memory Systems. "What's more, with some of the industry's lowest price/performance ratios, Titan and RamSan-500 create an even greater value proposition together."

Titan storage technology offers the world's fastest benchmarked network attached storage performance and highest capacity, and award-winning RamSan-500 is the fastest flash-based solid state device on the market. Instead of over provisioning more expensive storage media to reduce the risk unexpected demand will degrade application performance, storage administrators can configure policy-based BlueArc Dynamic Read Caching to copy data to a read-only cache on RamSan-500 devices. Together, Titan and RamSan-500 deliver sub-millisecond response times -- much faster than Fibre Channel -- for peak application performance.

Customers who choose to make RamSan-500 devices their tier-0 storage in conjunction with Titan gain exceptional responsiveness from an ultra-high-performance tier. The RamSan-500 offers sustained performance of 100,000 IOPS and up to 2 terabytes of data capacity, and BlueArc Dynamic Read Caching automatically copies data -- for up to 500,000 cache-enabled files -- to the optimal storage tier and format based on pre-defined policies. As a result, input/output operation-intensive tasks such as online transaction processing, modeling and high-volume data acquisition take place at top speeds while crucial storage functions such as snapshots, replication and deduplication continue without interruption.

About Texas Memory Systems

Texas Memory Systems (http://www.texmemsys.com), 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.

About BlueArc

BlueArc is a leading provider of high-performance unified network storage systems to enterprise markets, as well as data intensive markets, such as electronic discovery, entertainment, federal government, higher education, Internet services, oil and gas and life sciences. Our products support both network attached storage, or NAS, and storage area network, or SAN, services on a converged network storage platform.

We enable companies to expand the ways they explore, discover, research, create, process and innovate in data-intensive environments. Our products replace complex and performance-limited products with high performance, scalable and easy to use systems capable of handling the most data intensive applications and environments. Further, we believe that our energy efficient design and our products' ability to consolidate legacy storage infrastructures, dramatically increases storage utilization rates and reduces our customers' total cost of ownership. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at http://www.bluearc.com/.

Contact Information

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    BlueArc Corporation
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