SOURCE: Infortrend

May 27, 2005 19:43 ET

Infortrend Showcases State-of-the-Art Raid Storage at Asia's Premier IT Show

Storage Enclosures and Technology Demos Focus on High Performance, Simplicity, and Leading-Edge Technologies

TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 27, 2005 -- COMPUTEX TAIPEI, May 31 - June 4, 2005, Booth B534/536/534b/536b, Hall 1, 1st Floor, Data Storage Device/Media Area -- RAID storage expert Infortrend® is demonstrating the latest RAID arrays in its EonStor® subsystem line at COMPUTEX TAIPEI this week. New products include the industry's first iSCSI and 4U 24-bay SATA II external RAID subsystems; an enterprise-performance Fibre-Channel-to-SATA-II array; plus two compact, 8-bay SCSI-to-SATA-II systems. The company will also feature technology demonstrations of 4Gb Fibre Channel (FC-4G), Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), and SAS JBOD systems.

"IT professionals come to COMPUTEX to experience the latest technologies and future industry trends, such as Infortrend's innovative RAID storage subsystems," stated Scott Wu, senior director of Asia Pacific sales for Infortrend. "Visitors to our booth will discover products designed to stay ahead of even the most stringent performance and budgetary needs. We offer the broadest variety of flexible, sophisticated, yet cost-effective, large capacity RAID arrays suited for a range of applications."

Products Demonstrated

--  EonStor A24F-R2224: This 4U, 24-bay, Fibre-to-SATA-II redundant
    controller RAID array features front-accessible, individually hot-swappable
    drive trays for easy access and replacement as well as redundant critical
    components for no single point of failure.
    
--  EonStor A08U-C2411 and A08U-C2412: The ES A08U provides flexible SATA
    II storage in a compact convertible desktop or tower "Cube" subsystem. Four
    desktop Cubes can be stacked and cascaded together to expand capacity up to
    12TB. The A08U is ideal for DAS applications in digital media, broadcast,
    medical imaging, and security.
    
--  EonStor F16F-R2021: Using Infortrend's fourth generation ASIC266, this
    redundant controller, Fibre-to-Fibre RAID subsystem more than doubles the
    performance of the previous controller design. This SAN-ready system meets
    the needs of 24/7 operations and is ideal for high bandwidth applications
    such as financial transactions, medical imaging, and video streaming.
    
--  EonStor A12E-G2121: The ES A12E combines Infortrend's sophisticated
    RAID technology with iSCSI flexibility for low-cost storage that easily
    integrates into Ethernet networks.  It is ideal for disk-to-disk volume
    distribution, data backup, storage consolidation, and replication among
    networked servers.
    
Infortrend Smart Technologies

Derived from more than ten years of experience in RAID storage design, Infortrend's subsystems are based on their own proprietary firmware codes that help safeguard disk array storage and provide a clearly defined, high performance standard in terms of maximum protection against failures and fast I/O transmission speeds. These intelligent firmware functional groups are designed to strike a balance between system performance and data availability.

--  IOSmart: Consists of specific functions and configuration options that
    control various I/O characteristics including adaptable stripe size,
    adaptive write policy, optimization modes, Guaranteed Latency I/O, and
    automatically adjusted, multi-threaded, predictive read-ahead, sorted, or
    grouped writes.
    
--  DrvSmart: Ensures data integrity when conditions related to hard drive
    imperfections occur.  Corrects minor defects, increases reaction time,
    allows more time to prepare a rebuild, and reduces performance impact.
    Functions include Media Scan, Task Scheduler, hot-spare, drive roaming,
    SMART and manual cloning options, and more.
    
--  SysSmart: Smartly manages and guards EonStor subsystems against
    extreme operating conditions to minimize downtime caused by hardware
    failures.  Event-triggered functions include automatic data protection
    mechanisms, dual-speed fan control, and various monitoring utilities
    combined with Infortrend's RAIDWatch® Manager software.
    
Infortrend Product Features

Infortrend controllers and subsystems support up to 64TB per array and can deliver a broad range of RAID levels that include 0, 1(0+1), 3, 5, 10, 30, 50, JBOD, and NRAID. Each controller supports up to 1GB cache, has an IBM PowerPC processor, an Ethernet LAN port, and an RS-232C (audio jack) serial port for RAID array management.

RAIDWatch, Infortrend's powerful, Java-based GUI RAID management tool, offers centralized issue notification and administration of all RAID arrays from a single screen. In-band support includes Windows 2000/XP, Sun Solaris, and Linux. Out-of-band support for Mac OS X and the above operating systems is available via web browser using the onboard Ethernet port.

About Infortrend

Focused on RAID storage technology since its founding in 1992, Infortrend designs, manufactures and markets cross-platform, high performance RAID storage solutions. The company specializes in firmware, driver, ASIC design and development of RAID controllers and subsystems that are storage area network (SAN) ready, and support Fibre Channel, SCSI, iSCSI, ATA and SATA interfaces. Designed to be flexible, cost-effective and feature-rich, Infortrend products are available through a worldwide network of OEMs, distributors, and storage integrators for high availability storage applications. Infortrend is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (Taiex), ticker number 2495 and is on the web at www.infortrend.com.

Infortrend, EonStor, and RAIDWatch are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infortrend Technology, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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