Texas Memory Systems last month unveiled its new RamSan-720 system, a 1U RAID-based storage device with 12 TBs of Flash memory. The RamSan-720 offers 5 GBs per second of bandwidth with no single point of failure.
The RamSan-720's high availability stems from the company's TMS 2D Flash RAID technology, which incorporates chip-level Flash RAID within each Flash module as well as a centralized system-level RAID across Flash modules. It also includes Variable Stripe RAID technology to automatically bypass failed Flash devices. Both RAID techniques are implemented in hardware. The system also includes redundant data paths, AC power units, and batteries to improve availability.
The RamSan-720 is slated to ship later this month.