Storage roundup: RamSan-6200 sustains 5 million IOPS; 3PAR's new Asia Pacific sales chief; and more

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Storage roundup: RamSan-6200 sustains 5 million IOPS; 3PAR's new Asia Pacific sales chief; and more

Antony Adshead, UK bureau chief, storage
Texas Memory Systems' new 5 million IOPS flash drive

Texas Memory Systems has announced the availability of the RamSan-6200, a flash-based solid-state drive (SSD) storage subsystem that offers capacity of up to 100 terabytes in a 40U rack configuration. The vendor claims the RamSan-6200 can sustain 5 million input/outputs per second (IOPS) with 60 gigabytes per second throughput while using a little more than 6 kilowatts of power.

The RamSan-6200 combines 20 RamSan-620 SSDs in a single data centre rack and uses Texas Memory Systems' TeraWatch software to provide unified management and monitoring from a single GUI console. The system utilises enterprise grade, single-level cell (SLC) Flash, as well as multiple levels of RAID and advanced Flash management algorithms.

"The RamSan-6200 is a breakthrough milestone for flash in the enterprise," said George Crump, an analyst at Storage Switzerland. "The fact that Texas Memory Systems is delivering a flash solution that costs less than one-fifteenth of what a hard disk-based solution can deliver on a cost-per-IOPS basis signals the shift toward flash as a primary component of mainstream storage."

3PAR announces new Asia Pacific sales director

3PAR has announced the appointment of Vaughan Woods as regional director of Asia Pacific sales. Woods joined 3PAR from Misys where he served as regional sales director in Asia, developing relationships with the Asian banking market and the emerging Indo-Chinese markets. Prior to Misys, Woods worked at Collabnet as regional vice president for Asia Pacific. Woods reports to Tim Pitcher, 3PAR's regional vice president of international sales.

In-profit Spectra Logic launches new disk device with deduplication

Spectra Logic has announced nTier Deduplication, an appliance that combines data deduplication, remote site replication and automated migration to tape; and BlueScale 10.6, tape library storage management software aimed at users operating a lights out environment. The product announcements followed Spectra Logic reporting a third consecutive year of profitability.

Hammer offers Data Locker throughout Europe

UK-based storage reseller Hammer will distribute Origin Storage's Data Locker in an exclusive pan-European agreement. The portable hard disk drive product uses a PIN system that requires the user to enter a six- to 18-digit number on an LCD keypad to access content. Data Locker is available in capacities of 160 GB, 320 GB, 500 GB, 750 GB and 1 TB, and has two possible levels of security.

Dell/EMC CX4 to offer 10Gbps Ethernet connectivity

Dell has announced upgrades to its Dell/EMC CX4 family, including 10 Gbps iSCSI connectivity in addition to existing 8 Gbps and 4 Gbps Fibre Channel and 1 Gbps iSCSI ports, virtualisation-aware Navisphere management software, and drive spin-down to help reduce power and cooling requirements.


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