SOURCE: RNA Networks

January 13, 2010 11:00 ET

RNA networks Memory Virtualization Boosts R Systems Analytics Cloud

Combined Offering Increases ROI and Reduces CapEx for Enterprise Cloud Service

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - January 13, 2010) - RNA networks, the leader in memory virtualization software that transforms server memory into a shared network resource, announced that R Systems, a provider of flexible, on-demand high-performance computing resources, is utilizing RNAcache software in its data center infrastructure. Through the partnership, R Systems customers will experience up to 20X speed and performance improvements on applications running on R Systems' cloud offerings.

R Systems uses RNAcache to establish a multi-terabyte memory pool across more than 550 existing commodity servers, with no changes to the operating systems, storage or applications. R Systems selected RNAcache based on the economics and performance advantages RNA delivers to R Systems customers in the financial services, oil/gas, manufacturing and education markets.

With RNA, R Systems is able to expand their compute capacity using their existing resources instead of investing in additional storage or servers. R Systems now has the ability to provide large-scale, sharable virtual memory resources to applications that are I/O or memory intensive, across hundreds of nodes in their cloud offering. R Systems customers are businesses with a constantly growing need for memory to keep up with expanding data sets.

"RNA networks redefines the way memory is accessed and utilized in a data center, which has an immediate impact on the way we do business," said Greg Keller, technical principal, R Systems. "RNAcache gives us the ability to scale up and down across our entire infrastructure quickly, and doesn't require us to deal with complex and expensive alternative technologies."

"R Systems is a great partner for many reasons," said Clive Cook, CEO, RNA networks. "Together, we see the potential impact RNA has on current customers and also on realizing the R Systems vision of a large and scalable cloud-based analytics offering. They are laser-focused on solving real pain points that exist today around memory limitations that otherwise would rely on slow disk accesses."

About RNA networks

RNA networks' memory virtualization technology transforms server memory into a shared network resource based on the company's flagship Memory Virtualization Platform. The platform creates a memory pool that makes vast quantities of virtual memory available to any server. RNA networks products include RNAcache for analytics of large working data sets and RNAmessenger for lowest latency trade execution. The company is based in Portland, Oregon with offices in Silicon Valley. RNA networks was founded by enterprise software and hardware industry veterans in 2006. For more information, visit

About R Systems

R Systems NA, Inc. is a privately held corporation providing high-end computing resources for research. R Systems offers a rapid-response, queue-sensitive production environment with utility or dedicated access depending upon your project. Custom service-level agreements are available if needed. R Systems provides services aimed at benefiting the commercial research community and improving the quality of life throughout the planet.