Venture-backed startup Formulus Black announced that it has teamed with leading IT consulting and engineering firm Nth Generation to deploy ForsaOS into the marketplace, offering those in the hyper-converged infrastructure, high performance computing and public cloud compute industries with the ability to run all applications entirely in-memory to provide huge gains in compute efficiency.
Since they designed the ForsaOS software stack to run any workload in memory without modification on any server, reseller partners and integrators can quickly and easily incorporate it into their product portfolios to deliver solutions that break new ground in satisfying performance-hungry workloads at memory-channel speeds.
While they understood that by ForsaOS running all applications in memory they would achieve significant gains in compute efficiency, they didn’t expect to see such incredible performance results in terms of execution speed and reduced latency that they saw in testing. They see ForsaOS as a transformative technology and look forward to offering it in their product portfolio so that they may better help their customers achieve their business goals now and into the future.
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 larger 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.
While storage vendors look to add hyperconverged solutions to move closer to compute, and compute vendors add additional peripheral channels to servers in an attempt to address storage I/O bottlenecks, Formulus Black enables a software-only solution without the negative technical tradeoffs made by other vendors.
Formulus Black’s ForsaOS exponentially increases cost effectiveness, data security, processing speed and memory capacity without application changes, compression, encryption or added peripherals. The software stack is the first in the world to keep data in persistent memory and is completely safe against power loss. By identifying and encoding data patterns using algorithms, the software enables more data to be securely persisted in memory while also providing complete in-memory system backup and restore in minutes instead of hours or days.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to bring ForsaOS to market by partnering with leading solutions providers like Nth Generation who will be able to deliver tailor-made solutions that satisfy the needs of customers requiring exceptional performance, even when utilizing more-affordable, mid-tier Xeon processors,” said Wayne Rickard, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. “Because we designed the ForsaOS software stack to run any workload in memory without modification on any server, reseller partners and integrators can quickly and easily incorporate it into their product portfolios to deliver solutions that break new ground in satisfying performance-hungry workloads at memory-channel speeds.”