SOURCE: Infortrend

Infortrend

September 14, 2010 10:00 ET

Infortrend Diversifies Small-Form-Factor Storage Line-Up; Adds New 2U/24-Bay Models to EonStor DS Family

New Models House up to 24 HDDs, Offer SMBs High Availability for Mission-Critical Applications

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  Infortrend® (TPE: 2495), the networked storage expert, today announced the first small-form-factor (SFF) disk storage systems in the EonStor DS family with a 2U chassis accommodating 24 2.5-inch disk drives. These new models provide an additional option for customers with a preference for SFF storage systems with high performance density.

The new EonStor DS models can house up to 24 6Gb/s SAS 2.5-inch hard disk drives in a compact 2U chassis, and come in either dual- or single-controller configurations. For storage area network (SAN) deployments, users can choose the B24F models featuring 8Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) host connectivity or the B24E models featuring 1GbE iSCSI host connectivity. For direct-attached storage (DAS) environments, the B24S models featuring 6Gb/s SAS host connectivity are the ideal choice. All EonStor DS SFF models can be flexibly connected to both large-form-factor (LFF) and SFF expansion enclosures. In an installation of up to 144 drives, users can mix LFF and SFF, SAS and SATA drives, in order to meet application demands in the most cost-effective way.

In 2007, Infortrend became the first storage system vendor worldwide to launch SFF RAID systems featuring 2.5-inch disk drives, and the company has continued to develop and launch SFF systems ever since. With the newly announced models, Infortrend's SFF storage system line-up has become even more diverse. Options for customers now include 1U or 2U chassis, FC, iSCSI or SAS host connectivity, expansion to LFF and SFF expansion enclosures, and different degrees of scalability. This product diversity allows customers to choose the SFF system that best meets their performance, capacity and scalability requirements.

In addition, all products in the EonStor DS family are designed to provide advanced data protection functionality. Storage-based snapshot and volume copy/mirror help SMBs achieve high availability for mission-critical applications. Users can create differential and full copies of critical data sets and leverage these copies to carry out quick-service restarts in the event that the storage is damaged.

Thomas Kao, director of product planning at Infortrend, said, "The new additions to our EonStor DS family diversify our SFF product line-up, allowing SMB customers to select the SFF storage system that best meets their space, performance, scalability, and storage infrastructure requirements. SMBs have limited budgets and office space, and our SFF RAID systems help them to make more efficient use of their resources."

Following is a list of the new SFF models. For more information, please click on the product links:
Fibre-host Series: EonStor DS B24F-R2840 / EonStor DS B24F-G2840
iSCSI-host Series: EonStor DS B24E-R2140 / EonStor DS B24E-G2140
SAS-host Series: EonStor DS B24S-R2240 / EonStor DS B24S-G2240

For more information about Infortrend, please visit www.infortrend.com.

About Infortrend
Infortrend, the networked storage expert, is a pioneer in cost-effective, high performance storage products. The company provides ESVA®, EonStor DS, EonStor®, EonNAS storage solutions and SANWatch® software for virtually all storage interfaces including Fibre Channel, SAS, iSCSI, SCSI and SATA. For over a decade, Infortrend has provided reliable, fault-tolerant technology to prominent ODMs, distributors and storage integrators worldwide. The company's core competency includes performance optimized RAID ASICs, feature-rich firmware and redundant, high availability RAID subsystems and storage solutions. Founded in 1993, Infortrend is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (Taiex), ticker number 2495. For more information, please visit www.infortrend.com.

Infortrend®, ESVA®, EonStor®, SANWatch®, and EonPath® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infortrend Technology, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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