Dataram Corporation (NASDAQ: DRAM), a leading international manufacturer of computer memory, storage and software products, announced the deployment of its XcelaSAN ® storage solution at ISCorp. ISCorp is a recognized innovator delivering cloud based applications and data processing solutions to customers throughout the U.S. and within the Financial, Healthcare and Education markets. ISCorp found that during peak utilization periods, web applications could create I/O storms that outpaced the SAN storage systems. This condition impacted application performance and associated service levels to customers. Further complicating this problem was the amount of personnel time the company had to allocate to address the peaks and spikes during high usage periods. ISCorp took an exhaustive look at products currently available in the market aimed at resolving its issues. ISCorp wanted to not just increase overall I/O capacity, but also to develop internal capabilities that would permit them to rapidly address I/O hotspots within the storage infrastructure. The goal was to have the ability to dynamically assign additional I/O capacity on demand to address I/O hotspots whenever they emerge, so that problems can be addressed in hours rather than days or weeks. In comparing other solutions to XcelaSAN, ISCorp’s CTO Scott Rodenhuis said, “We needed to combine traditional storage growth and capacity management of SAN storage with new tools that would let us address usage spikes, software changes and other dynamic load conditions throughout our storage infrastructure. I see the XcelaSAN as a tool that can help us rapidly respond to these types of dynamic load conditions and ensure optimum application performance.” In addition to the superiority of the XcelaSAN solution, ISCorp also took advantage of Dataram’s new and innovative “Acceleration on Demand™” program that offers customers the opportunity to derive all the benefits of XcelaSAN without any capital expenditure, but instead acquire it on a monthly subscription basis. Commenting on this program, Mr. Rodenhuis stated, “This subscription took our risk out of the buying decision. We had very little risk and intend to use this indefinitely. We wish our other major OEMs would do business this way. I am not interested in hardware; I am interested in performance and service. The Acceleration on Demand option is much more flexible and this is how business will be done in the 21st century. It is more flexible than a lease; we have no long term commitment. The market changes too fast and this protects us.” In working with ISCorp on this critical implementation, Dataram’s Storage Manager Michael Moore commented, “ISCorp is an impressive company committed to providing its customers with innovative and leading price performance solutions. ISCorp has a market-leading vision and passion to deliver the absolute best solutions to its customers.”
The implementation of XcelaSAN at ISCorp occurred during November of 2011 and is now operating in its production environment. In discussing his experience with Dataram, Scott Rodenhuis stated, “Customer satisfaction is the most important thing to us—we must have the tools to achieve this goal and make it happen. I am very satisfied with Dataram and the process they took me through for this installation. The Dataram team was professional, responsive to my needs and focused to deliver a quick and painless implementation.”About XcelaSAN and Dataram’s “Acceleration on Demand™” Program XcelaSAN is a block-based dynamic caching appliance which dramatically accelerates performance of mid-tier storage arrays. Customers realize significant performance improvements and cost savings by using XcelaSAN. The XcelaSAN “Acceleration on Demand™” program offers customers the flexibility to install systems under a monthly subscription with no term commitments. Using “Acceleration on Demand™”, customers gain all of the benefits derived from an XcelaSAN solution without any capital expenditure. About Dataram Founded in 1967, Dataram is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality computer memory, storage and software products. Our products and services deliver IT infrastructure optimization, dramatically increase application performance and deliver substantial cost savings. Dataram solutions are deployed in 70 Fortune 100 companies and in mission-critical government and defense applications around the world. For more information about Dataram, visit www.dataram.com. About ISCorp Founded in 1987, ISCorp is a leading provider of Cloud Application Services and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data processing solutions for the Financial, Healthcare and Education markets. ISCorp partners with select software companies to offer unique cloud-based applications to customers worldwide. ISCorp Intelligent On-Demand solutions evolve and adapt to changing business, technology and security requirements. Our specialized expertise in building On-Demand products provides instant access to the latest capabilities with little to no overhead, allowing customers to focus time and resources on strategic initiatives instead of daily application management issues. For more information about ISCorp, visit http://www.iscorp.com/. All names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.