Texas Memory Systems has introduced the RamSan 400 - a solid state disk with 4 gigabit Fibre Channel interfaces that can perform 500,000 I/Os per second. The RamSan 400, which is available in capacities ranging from 32GB to 128GB, blows away the 2G Fibre Channel offerings that the company previously had on offer.

"Most of our customers are [concerned with] database environments, and for those customers, systems are typically configured so that they have one link that's moving data between their server and storage device," said Woody Hutsell, executive vice president of the Houston, Texas-based company.
The technology will be of great interest to techs in such areas as the financial sector, which requires lightning-fast speed for streaming stock pricing, stock order processing, financial trading and so forth.