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Implementing In-Memory Technologies Can Provide a Cascade of Savings, Say Experts at Formulus Black

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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 Black’s 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
company’s 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.