SOURCE: Promise Technology

September 17, 2007 08:03 ET

Promise Scales Up the VTrak E-Class Family of SAS RAID Solutions With 16-Bay RAID and Expansion Chassis Product Offerings

The Advanced VTrak™ E-Class Family Now Scales to Data Center Capacities of 80TB With Dual Active, Failover/Failback Protection

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 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 its E-Class family, the VTE610f D and the VTE610sD RAID subsystems and the companion expansion chassis, the VTJ610sD. Promise's latest E-Class offering are 3U/16-bay RAID subsystems with Fibre Channel or SAS host interfaces and SAS or SATA drive support that provide mission critical reliability through their redundant No-Single-Point-of-Failure (NSPOF) design. Small and large businesses alike will benefit from the industry leading performance served by VTrak's high performance RAID architecture.

"Promise is offering a new standard in RAID subsystem scalability, reliability and performance in response to the demands of our customers," said Michael Joyce, senior director, marketing at Promise. "By configuring up to four expansion cabinets behind a single RAID subsystem, we are able to deliver 166K IOPS, capacities up to 80TB and dual active, failover/failback reliability in a single rack. High-level feature such as these represent a natural extension of our experience and longstanding commitment to Serial RAID solutions," Joyce continued.

"Businesses have an unlimited appetite for storage. Digital content, email archiving and regulatory requirements continue to drive the need for enormous quantities of reliable, protected storage in large, midrange and small businesses alike," said Natalya Yezhkova, research manager, IDC. "A growing number of solutions, such as those provided by Promise Technology, provide multi-tiered storage through support of performance-optimized SAS and capacity-optimized SATA drives and have the potential to deliver performance, cost effectiveness and reliability suitable for a broad range of mainstream storage demands."

Key Features of the E-Class VTE610fD, VTE610sD

--  3U subsystem with 16-SAS/SATA Drive Bays
--  NSPOF Dual/Redundant Controllers supports expansion up to 80 bays, or
    80TB using 1TB SATA drives
--  RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60
--  Supports up to 2G of battery backed cache (512MB and battery backup
    included)
--  Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and cooling modules
--  Comprehensive embedded WebPAM PROe™ management suite
--  PerfectRAID™ and Predictive Data Migration™ technology for robust
    error handling and recovery
--  Free 24 x 7 telephone technical support, 3 year warranty and advanced
    replacement program
    

Availability

All models are shipping now and available through the worldwide Promise distribution network.

About Promise Technology, Inc.

Promise Technology, with a track record of over 18 years of developing reliable storage products, remains committed to our customer's data by delivering best-in-class fault tolerant storage products across all market segments. Known as the originator of SATA/ATA RAID products, Promise has a comprehensive product offering including high available (HA) standalone raid subsystems with standards based management interfaces, host based (internal) RAID controllers, NAS appliances for SOHO and SATA ASICs that are integrated into many of the industry leading motherboards.. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., the company is ISO-9001:2000 and ISO-14001:2004 certified and has offices and operations throughout Asia and Europe to support local business partners and customers. For more information, visit Promise Technology's website at http://www.promise.com

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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