Texas Memory Systems, Inc. has announced the availability of a new entry-level solid-state disk, the RamSan-120, which implements RAID (redundant array of independent DIMMs (protected dual inline memory modules)). The RamSan-120 delivers over 70,000 random I/Os per second and up to 400MB/sec bandwidth. Its 8GB capacity is housed in a one rack-unit (1U) chassis and is designed for accelerating smaller databases, database logs, and email queues.
The RamSan-120 installs as an ordinary disk drive system. A single computer can use it with a host bus adapter, or multiple computers can access it on a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN). Full monitoring and configuration capabilities are available over any browser via a protected Java applet. The RamSan-120 is fully SNMP-compatible.