Dataram Corporation [NASDAQ: DRAM], a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality computer memory, storage products, software and services, today announced the selection of Dell OEM Solutions to power its XcelaSAN storage acceleration appliance. Under this agreement, Dell OEM will manufacture, provide hardware customization, distribute and support Dataram’s hardware platform beginning November 2011.
The rapid creation of data continues to drive the storage market, which has led to a sharp increase in spending and predictions of strong category growth over the next five years. According to IDC, the storage software sector experienced its seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth during the second quarter of 2011. Worldwide spending on storage-related spending has increased 10.4 percent during 2010, which represents more than $1.2 billion of incremental spending compared with 2009, according to IDC.
“By leveraging Dell OEM Solutions for distribution, support, hardware customization and other services, Dataram can focus on delivering innovative technologies to optimize data centers’ storage capabilities,” said Sameer Garde, VP and GM, Dell OEM Solutions. “We are pleased to help Dataram move their resources away from tactical maintenance and toward innovation, so they increase their competitive advantage and speed up time to profit.”
XcelaSAN is a high-availability storage optimization appliance that offers the quickest and least expensive way to supercharge high I/O applications on mid-range SANs. It dynamically and transparently improves I/O performance up to 30x with intelligent block-level caching, which means customers can easily and cost-effectively improve application performance. Leveraging Dell’s OEM-Ready PowerEdge R810 server platform, the appliance will be populated with high quality Dataram memory modules.
“Data continues to grow at an exponential rate and has sparked a surge in demand for storage solutions that are cost-efficient and effective,” said Jason Caulkins, Chief Technologist, Dataram. “Our XcelaSan product provides the quickest and least expensive way for organizations to optimize existing storage systems without disrupting operations. In working with Dell OEM Solutions, we are providing the marketplace with a highly scalable and flexible system that will offer global support for our customers’ critical data storage application needs.”