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By | Chris Mellor 10th February 2012 10:02

Nevex stuffs software into TMS flash for 'world's fastest cache'

CacheWorks twinned with RamSan server flash storage

Nevex, the Canadian supplier of flash and DRAM caching software for Windows, is working with Texas Memory Systems to super-charge its RamSan PCIe flash acceleration of app I/O.

CacheWorks is the Nevex Virtual Technologies software, and it puts app data and file data into flash and into the Windows cache in faster DRAM – a 2-tiered approach. It has a file-based cache integrated with Windows Server.

Houston-based TMS and Toronto-based Nevex are jointly developing a way of twinning CacheWorks with TMS's RamSan server flash storage and so enable apps to use what the pair are calling "the world's fastest cache" for physical and virtual servers, both VMware and Hyper-V ones. They say Windows apps could run up to five times faster than if they were using direct-attached disk or a back-end SAN or filer.

TMS president Dan Scheel said: “By combining our [RamSan server flash] with Nevex’s application optimisation cache software, we provide I/O acceleration for virtualised applications that blows the others out of the water."

TMS, by the way, is looking for investment from large industry players, up to and including an acquisition.

There is no word on when a joint product bundle will be ready, but The Reg anticipates something before the end of the year. ®

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