SOURCE: Promise Technology

August 20, 2007 08:03 ET

Promise Extends VTrak Line of RAID Storage Subsystems With RAID 6 Support on New iSCSI Offerings

Feature-Rich Offerings for Midrange and SMB Users Raise the Standard for Cost-Effective Networked Storage

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Promise Technology, Inc., ATA RAID originator and manufacturer of value-driven Serial RAID storage solutions for OEM, enterprise, workstation and desktop applications, today announced immediate availability of its latest generation of iSCSI-to-SATA RAID subsystems. The VTrak M610i, M310i and M210i subsystems provide a complete range of easily installed, block-level, networked RAID storage for the midrange and SMB (small- to medium-business) markets. The product family brings rich iSCSI features including link aggregation and jumbo frame support to optimize bandwidth and large file transfer performance across the network. Promise's M-Class family also offers RAID 6 protection against multiple simultaneous drive failures, setting a new standard for data protection at a cost effective price point. The advanced RAID and IP-SAN features in the M-Class family give administrators the flexibility to solve tough storage problems easily, reliably and cost effectively with minimum disruption to clients.

"Promise's latest generation of M-Class RAID subsystems provide the key features our customers have asked for," said Sam Sirisena, senior vice president sales and marketing and general manager of the Advanced Storage Group at Promise Technology, Inc. "iSCSI and SATA drive technologies are a perfect fit for storage applications like digital content creation, D2D backup or archive staging that require high performance and reliability at an attractive price point," Sirisena continued.

"Users' biggest issue today is controlling staff size and quality. While high data protection and performance are essential, it is ease of installation and overall simplicity that make iSCSI really attractive to users," said Robert Gray, storage analyst, RobertGrayDirect. "Promise's new products are well positioned to meet or exceed user expectations in both function and operation."

Key Features of VTrak M610i, M310i and M210i
    -- 2U and 3U subsystem with eight, 12 or 16 3.5 inch SATA drive bays
    -- Dual 1G iSCSI host channels, that can be aggregated to double
    -- RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10 and 50
    -- Supports up to 1G of battery backed cache (256MB and battery backup
    -- Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and cooling modules
    -- Comprehensive embedded WebPAM PROe™ management suite
    -- Microsoft Cluster and MPIO support
    -- Free 24 x 7 telephone technical support, three year warranty
       and advanced replacement program

Pricing and Availability

All models are shipping now and available through Promise's worldwide distribution network. List price for the M-Class family starts at $3,999 without drives.

About Promise Technology, Inc.

Promise Technology, with over 18 years of storage product development, provides a comprehensive SAS/SATA RAID storage product line including rack mount RAID enclosures for SAN and DAS applications, PCIe RAID controllers for servers and workstations, NAS systems for SOHO and SATA RAID ASICs for embedded applications. Having shipped over 15 million RAID controllers, Promise remains committed to data protection by delivering best-in-class fault tolerant storage products across all market segments. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., the company has ISO-9001 certified research and development centers in the United States, Taiwan and China and has sales and marketing offices worldwide. For more information, visit Promise Technology's website at

Promise Technology, VTrak, WebPAM and Predictive Data Migration are trademarks or registered trademarks of Promise Technology, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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