SOURCE: Infortrend

Infortrend

November 09, 2010 10:00 ET

Infortrend Extends FC/iSCSI Hybrid Host Connectivity to Entry-Level EonStor DS Storage Systems

New Models Offer High Productivity and Cost-Effective Remote Replication; Feature Standard Available Data Services

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -  Infortrend® (TPE: 2495), the networked storage expert, today announced that hybrid host connectivity of Fibre Channel (FC) and iSCSI, previously debuted in its mid-range ESVA family, is now also available in several new entry-level EonStor DS storage systems. The new EonStor DS systems enable SMBs to deploy mission-critical applications on FC SAN while configuring cost-effective remote replication via iSCSI-based data transmission over Ethernet. Combined with superior data service features, the new systems allow SMBs to achieve high data availability and excellent data protection at affordable price points.

For businesses of all sizes, remote replication is a key element of a comprehensive disaster recovery plan. Traditionally, protocol converters are required when users would like to replicate valuable data sets on an FC-host storage system onto another FC-host storage system at a remote site over Ethernet. With Infortrend's new EonStor DS hybrid models, the converters are no longer necessary to deploy remote replication, as built-in iSCSI ports can be directly connected to the IP network. For users not requiring remote replication, the hybrid connectivity can also be used to support consolidated SAN tiering. A single storage system can meet service level requirements of both tier 1 applications on FC SAN and tier 2 applications on IP SAN.

All products in Infortrend's EonStor DS family are designed to provide advanced data service 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 of damage to the storage system. Snapshot and volume copy/mirror features are standard available on EonStor DS systems.

The new EonStor DS hybrid models come with four 8Gb/s FC and two 1GbE iSCSI ports per controller, and are available in single- or dual-controller configurations. Users can choose between 3U models accommodating 16 3.5" drives or small-form-factor 2U models accommodating 24 2.5" drives. Featuring 6Gb/s SAS drive connectivity, the systems can be scaled up to 144 drives.

According to Thomas Kao, director of product planning at Infortrend, "As with other types of businesses, SMBs require high storage performance combined with excellent data protection and data availability to operate successfully and efficiently. The new models in Infortrend's EonStor DS family meet this demand with hybrid connectivity and standard available data services. The cost effectiveness of these features ensures that they are highly affordable for SMBs working with limited IT budgets."

Following is a list of the newly announced models. For more information, please click on the product links:

3U/16bay, 3.5" drive models: EonStor DS S16F-R2842, EonStor DS S16F-G2842
2U/24bay, 2.5" drive models: EonStor DS B24F-R2842, EonStor DS B24F-G2842

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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