Schooner Information Technology has launched the first two products in its family of flash-based datacentre servers: the Schooner Appliance for MySQL Enterprise applications and the Schooner Appliance for Memcached distributed memory caching systems.
The appliances are aimed at Web 2.0 and cloud computing companies that require high I/O operations. Each Schooner server offers up to eight times the performance of traditional servers, Schooner CEO John Busch says.
The new appliances, which are built on Intel Nehalem-based IBM System x servers, each have eight Intel X25-E enterprise-class solid-state disk (SSD) drives arranged in parallel. Each SSD has 64GB of capacity for a total appliance capacity of 512GB, according to Busch.