SOURCE: Promise Technology

August 04, 2008 08:03 ET

Promise Technology Furthers Linux Strategy With Linux Support for Its Full Product Portfolio

Promise's Linux Storage Solutions Range From Desktop to Datacenter, Uniquely Simple to Manage and Integrate Across All Product Lines

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - LinuxWorld Booth #834 -- Promise Technology, Inc., a global supplier of sophisticated RAID storage solutions for enterprise and SMB customers, today announced Linux support for all its products as an important extension of its Linux business strategy. Promise has long supported Linux product development with storage solutions ranging from the desktop to the datacenter and unified by a common management interface. Linux users can count 24/7 technical support as a significant benefit to the powerful range of Promise's VTrak and SuperTrak Linux storage solutions.

Promise will demonstrate its broad range of storage solutions, highlighting its product commitment to Linux and its in-depth value to resellers and channel partners, at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco, August 4-7, 2008. Visitors will experience Promise's VTrak E-Class RAID Subsystem with JBOD Expansion chassis showing 500MB of streaming video, as well as the SuperTrak EX8654 SAS/SATA controller card connected to a JBOD expansion unit. Promise's own storage experts will be on hand to demonstrate and educate attendees on storage technologies and products designed to support Linux applications.

"With integrator support driving significant and progressive market growth of Linux into business infrastructures and enterprise networks, Promise is poised to take the lead in a Linux market seeking a broad range of storage solutions and experience," said Sam Sirisena, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Promise Technology, Inc. "Promise brings a lot to the table for integrators and resellers. With a common management interface that spans our entire product portfolio rather than just a single product line, our Linux customers see a tremendous time and cost savings benefit to their implementations. And with dedicated support, they get mission-critical respect for literally every storage application."

Promise RAID storage solutions include open source Linux drivers mainlined in the upstream kernel and 'in the box' for distributions such as RedHat, openSUSE and others. The company offers a complete portfolio of SAS/SATA storage solutions from the desktop to the datacenter. They are distinguished by a common code base and a unified management interface across products. Promise takes that differentiation further with its service commitment including 24/7 tech support, three-year warranties and the all-important advance replacement feature, critical to keeping systems operational at all times.

Promise products, including the VTrak E-Class RAID Subsystems and the SuperTrak EX product families, are available through Promise's worldwide network of distributors and resellers. Visit for more.

About Promise Technology, Inc.

With a long history of innovation, Promise Technology develops and manufactures sophisticated RAID solutions recognized worldwide, ranging from a complete line of RAID controller cards to SAS/SATA RAID subsystems. Catering to enterprise, mid-range and entry-level data protection needs, Promise products are distinguished by their common RAID code, unified management interface and unparalleled support. Known as the originator of SATA/ATA RAID products, Promise's comprehensive product base includes high available (HA) standalone RAID subsystems with standards-based management interfaces, host-based (internal) RAID controllers, NAS appliances for SOHO, and SATA ASICs integrated into an extensive list of industry-leading motherboards. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., Promise has operations throughout Asia and Europe. For more information, visit Promise Technology's website at

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