SOURCE: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INC.

March 19, 2007 14:19 ET

American Megatrends Announces Release of StorTrends iTX 2.6 Data Management Software

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 19, 2007 -- American Megatrends announces the release of its StorTrends iTX 2.6 software for operation with the StorTrends 1100i (1u) and 3100i (3u) storage appliances.

Advancements in data storage technology have given AMI a direct pathway to development of data management software that takes advantage of all available existing storage equipment and allows growing the data storage array as companies grow larger, with higher levels of data storage need.

"AMI has today released software that will provide similar data storage options to small and medium size businesses that have been reserved for the largest corporations," said S. Shankar, AMI's founder and CEO, "Enhancements in StorTrends iTX 2.6 make set-up and operation a simple process. Users can start at any number of storage boxes and grow their storage capacity in line with their company growth."

A sample of the innovations in the 2.6 release of StorTrends iTX includes:

--  Storage Consolidation
--  Back-up and Restore
--  Continuous Data Protection
--  Disaster Recovery
--  Snap assisted Periodic Replication (IP/SAN and NAS)
--  High Availability (HA) Grouping for Synchronous Replication
--  ManageTrends GUI Enhancements
--  Replication Wizard
    
StorTrends iTX 2.6 is the controlling software that replaces version 2.5, that is bundled with AMI's StorTrends 1100i and 3100i storage appliances. These are designed to have additional storage units added at any time the user may require more capacity. StorTrends iTX 2.6 can address the increased storage capacity with simple menu based questions.

Other features of iTX 2.6 include:

-- Snapshots
     -- Up to 254 read only
     -- 254 read/write
     -- 992 per box
     -- Random and Rollback Snapshot capability
-- VSS based backup for Windows 2003 Servers
-- Enhanced Security
-- Event Management Logs
-- Remote Management
-- UPS Support
-- Supports up to 16 iSNS servers with MS iSNS Server v3.0 or later
About AMI

Founded in 1985, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), best known for AMIBIOS, supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to today's high-tech manufacturers. AMI, focused on IP Storage Area Networks (IP-SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Management, also offers remote server management, KVM over IP, IPMI 2.0 firmware and high-density motherboards. AMI is a member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and an Associate Member with the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Headquartered in Atlanta, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

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