SOURCE: Infortrend


April 17, 2012 10:00 ET

Infortrend Brings Higher Performance and Scalability to DAS Environments

EonStor DS G7 Line-Up Gets 6Gb/s SAS Host Storage Solutions

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - Infortrend® (TPE: 2495) today announced the addition of 6Gb/s SAS host solutions to the EonStor DS G7, the latest generation of its EonStor DS family of storage solutions. The new systems enable SMBs and enterprises to greatly enhance storage performance and scalability in Direct Attached Storage (DAS) environments, still the preferred infrastructure to access stored data for many organizations due to its satisfactory performance and easy deployment.

DAS however, has its limits, especially when it comes to meeting constantly increasing storage demands; this can in fact be a considerable challenge for DAS users who need innovative solutions to maintain their existing set-up without resorting to complex hardware configurations. The Infortrend EonStor DS G7 SAS RAID arrays are ideal for these organizations, enabling them to push performance and scalability in their DAS infrastructures to previously unattainable levels. The new systems provide throughput of up to 5,200 MB/s and support up to 400K IOPS, and users can scale them to 240 disk drives in just 30U of rack space to flexibly meet business growth. Compared to the 40U of rack space that would be required to reach 240 disk drives using traditional, non-high-density expansion enclosures, Infortrend's newest addition to its product range offers a reduction in storage footprint of up to 25 percent, simplifying datacenter infrastructure and improving total cost of ownership.

The EonStor DS G7 SAS solutions also provide excellent data protection with snapshot and volume copy/mirror features, which are available as standard to enhance cost efficiency.

Thomas Kao, senior director of product planning at Infortrend, noted, "Our EonStor DS G7 RAID systems come with advanced hardware platforms that deliver superior performance and scalability. Today's announcement marks a further expansion of our EonStor DS G7 line-up, adding SAS systems to the Fibre Channel systems announced earlier this year. As with the rest of the EonStor DS family, the G7 arrays are available at competitive prices to help organizations meet their storage requirements within limited IT budgets."

EonStor DS G7 solutions include the following:

  • EonStor DS S16S-R2250/S16S-G2250: 6Gb/s SAS host connectivity, dual-redundant or single controller configuration, 3U/16-bay form factor, scalability up to 240 drives.

To learn more about Infortrend's EonStor DS G7 solutions, please go to

About Infortrend
Founded in 1993, Infortrend Corporation (TPE: 2495) is a leading provider of high performance networked storage solutions focusing on quality, reliability, choice and value. Fueled by a depth of technological expertise and system level knowledge, Infortrend storage solutions have been widely deployed on a variety of demanding applications by multiple users across commercial and industrial markets. Its core brands include the ESVA, EonStor DS, EonStor and EonNAS product families. For more information, please visit or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.

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