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Sun And Texas Memory Systems Join Together

Sun And Texas Memory Systems Join Together

Enterprises can expect, according to Sun and Texas Memory Systems, increases upwards of 2500% in performance of applications like databases and data warehousing. Such impressive gains it is expected will be realized by a new partnership between Sun and Texas Memory Systems. It will enable Sun Client Solutions UK to sell Texas Memory Systems' RamSan solid-state storage products, along with their servers.

The partnership will enable Sun to add to its arsenal of server-related features. Analysts see an increase in the use of solid-state disk technology; this kind of storage medium relies on integrated circuits and has no moveable internal parts.

Tony Lock, chief analyst at Bloor Research, commented, "There is increasing scope for organizations to deploy solid state technology to assist in the most mission critical business systems. The quality of the Texas Memory Systems, in combination with the enterprise data skills of Sun holds the potential to bring solid state storage to a much larger customer base."

Solid-state disk technology is considered far more reliable than, for example, magnetic storage solutions, because of the absence of moving components with solid-state storage. "End users running intensive and critical applications such as databases or online transactions," Hamish Macarthur, CEO of Macarthur Stroud International, said, "cannot compromise when it comes to performance and reliability."

He added, "as a result, more and more vendors and integrators like Texas Memory Systems and Sun Client Solutions UK are working together to deliver top-class solutions to this growing market."

Sun has been choosy in teaming with vendors who offer storage solutions, since storage is such a vital element for Sun's client base. Woody Hutsell, executive vice president at Texas Memory, said "Sun requires a very high standard from their vendors because their customers demand the highest levels of performance and reliability. As a result, Sun UK and Texas Memory Systems are working together to deliver top-class solutions to this growing market."

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