Deploying technologies that allow workloads to run in memory without modification can deliver superior TCO on both CAPEX and OPEX costs compared to traditional 3-tier or public cloud-based approaches, providing a cascade of savings across the enterprise, according to experts at venture-backed startup Formulus Black.
Unlike current approaches that force performance-sensitive applications onto expensive specialized hardware or purpose-built solutions, in-memory technologies that are designed to run on off-the-shelf servers can provide higher performance with less latency, while utilizing fewer cores. The gain in efficiency means data center operations can significantly reduce the amount of equipment needed to be purchased, resulting in a drastic reduction in power, cooling and rack space expenses while providing additional benefits from running workloads at memory channel speeds.
By needing to purchase less equipment to achieve more performance, more IOPs and lower latency, a cascading savings occurs when factoring in software licensing costs. For software that is licensed per node, per core or per server, this reduction in hardware requirements means that fewer overall licenses are required to support the workload. The ability to significantly increase the number of virtual machines hosted per node also reduces virtualization costs.
Many enterprises with workloads that require extreme performance and low latency wind up turning to All-Flash Arrays or other I/O-bound solutions because they believe that in-memory technologies are too costly, said Wayne Rickard, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Formulus Black. But with the savings in term of hardware acquisition, operational expenses, software licensing, management and everything else that is required, in-memory solutions are not only cost-effective but can achieve immeasurable benefits in compute efficiency by running applications at memory channel speeds.
Formulus Blacks ForsaOS exponentially increases cost effectiveness, data security, processing speed and memory capacity without application changes, compression, encryption or added peripherals. Developed as a software-only solution that utilizes fast DRAM memory as storage while providing all the necessary management tools and features needed to increase effective memory capacity by up to 24x while improving processing speed as much as 450x, ForsaOS enables performance-sensitive database and analytics workloads to persist and run in memory on commodity hardware without any application modifications. ForsaOS organizes data for use with any application and OS for a truly platform-agnostic approach. A built-in hypervisor leverages the companys patented Formulus Bit Markers (FbMs) technology to allow many more virtual server instances on standard hardware than conventional hypervisors.
ForsaOS is ideally suited to solving the needs of enterprises in the financial services, automotive, telecom, energy, university and healthcare industries. Additional information on how Formulus Black is providing improved savings across the enterprise by using the memory channel for storage I/O is available at https://www.formulusblack.com.
About Formulus Black
Led by technology veterans in the data storage, networking and computing industries, as well as successful serial entrepreneurs, Formulus Black is a software company that is unlocking the power of in-memory compute for all applications, delivering a level of performance unmatchable by any SSD or other I/O-bound technology. The company owns an extensive portfolio of intellectual property, including 15 issued U.S. patents and 8 global patents covering its core technologies and brands. Additional information about the company and its ForsaOS software stack is available at https://www.formulusblack.com.