SOURCE: Infortrend


September 21, 2010 10:00 ET

Infortrend's EonStor DS 6Gb/s SAS-to-SAS Models Deliver 50 Percent Performance Improvement for Audio/Video Applications

Affordable Storage Systems Can Generate Significant Business Advantages for Companies in the Media and Surveillance Industries

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  Infortrend® (TPE: 2495), the networked storage expert, has launched a new series of 6Gb/s SAS end-to-end storage systems in its EonStor DS family, which offer a 50 percent performance improvement for audio/video DAS (Direct-Attached Storage) applications when compared to Infortrend's 3Gb/s SAS systems. This increase in performance can generate significant business advantages for media companies, including optimized content editing and simultaneous broadcast or playback of different HD (High Definition) content. Surveillance companies benefit from the systems' superior performance with the ability to support for more cameras in their surveillance networks while maintaining smooth data streaming.

Often, media companies feature large editing departments, with many workstations needing to access and edit content at the same time. The emergence of digital content has given impetus to non-linear editing, allowing users to access any part of a digital content file in any sequence. Furthermore, with HD content on the rise, demands for bandwidth and capacity have increased. To meet the needs of today's media editing operations, storage systems need to provide high throughput. Infortrend's EonStor DS 6Gb/s SAS end-to-end storage systems can deliver up to 2,500 MB/s Read performance and 1,100 MB/s Write performance, and can therefore offer the required support for complex editing operations.

The aforementioned performance levels of the EonStor DS 6Gb/s SAS storage systems also allow media companies to simultaneously broadcast or playback different HD content. Many media companies have different channels on which they need to broadcast content at the same time. The bandwidth increase of the storage systems allows them to do this without any problems.

Another sector that can benefit from the high throughput performance of the EonStor DS 6Gb/s SAS storage systems is the surveillance industry. When surveillance companies expand their networks, their storage systems have to be able to support this expansion in terms of both storage capacity and performance. The performance offered by the new EonStor DS models allows surveillance companies to add cameras to their networks while maintaining smooth data transmission. The flexible disk drive support of the storage systems enables surveillance companies to store up to 224TB of surveillance data.

According to Thomas Kao, director of product planning at Infortrend, "Our goal is to develop products that can meet the specific demands of end-users. The increased performance of Infortrend's new EonStor DS 6Gb/s SAS-to-SAS models offers tangible benefits to many industries, including the media and surveillance industries. For users in these industries that base their IT environment on a DAS configuration, the new EonStor DS models are a perfect fit."

Many companies and organizations in the media and surveillance industries have adopted Infortrend's storage systems. For more information about Infortrend, please visit

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

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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