SOURCE: Promise Technology

Promise Technology

August 31, 2009 05:00 ET

Promise Technology Introduces the VessRAID™ Series of Storage Subsystems in the Americas

GreenRAID™ Features Provide up to 70% Annual Cost Savings

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2009) - Promise Technology Inc., a leading supplier of sophisticated RAID storage solutions catering to customers from enterprise to consumer, announced today that its VessRAID™ series storage system is commercially available in the Americas. Promise will be showcasing its VMware Certified product offerings today at VMworld in booth # 2243.

VessRAID storage subsystems provide small to medium business and organizations of all sizes a cost-effective way to keep data online longer, while allowing fast access and reliable data protection. The VessRAID storage system is able to handle today's high-capacity storage requirements for video surveillance, unstructured data, disk-to-disk backup and still meet the strenuous backup requirements necessary for business continuity. With its low-cost expansion capabilities and SAS and iSCSI host interfaces, the VessRAID system is ideal for any industry confronting the need to provide a reliable, energy-efficient and secure method for the long-term storage of data.

"Today's announcement of the VessRAID series will fuel a new wave of opportunities based on best-in-class solutions and robust green features that reduce power and cooling requirements," said Bell Microproducts President-North America, Chuck Kostalnick. "Bell Microproducts and Promise Technology share the goal of helping our mutual customers implement cost-effective, scalable storage subsystems."

VessRAID Features Include:

--  GreenRAID™ Energy-efficient Features - VessRAID's power-scheduling
    feature allows the system to power-on from standby mode to run user-
    scheduled tasks such as backups and archives. Then as the task completes,
    the system goes into standby until the next scheduled task. VessRAID green
    features provide annual cost savings of up to 70% over competitive
    solutions.
    
--  Easy Installation and Management - One-Plug-Auto-Service (OPAS)
    reduces the time spent on conventional administration tasks. By simply
    plugging in a supported USB flash drive into VessRAID's USB port, users are
    able to automatically download system service reports, as well as perform
    advanced functions like firmware upgrades and configuration script
    installation.
    

"Cost-effective, scalable storage subsystems are an appealing solution for data-intense businesses of all sizes," says Tim Ament, vice president, vendor management, Ingram Micro North America. "Promise Technology's new VessRAID series offers a new wave of opportunity for our mutual channel partners to engage with their customers and bring to market affordable storage solutions that not only do a great job of protecting and storing data, but also help reduce power and cooling requirements which in turn saves businesses more money and resources."

"Promise is committed to building dynamic solutions, responding to customer demands for storage that are easy to install and manage and able to scale as their business grows," said Promise Technology Vice President, Sales and Marketing Americas, Ray Bahar. "VessRAID redefines entry-level storage by offering cost-effective, energy-smart storage subsystems, which leverages Promise's 4th generation proven Unified Common RAID Core and management software."

Availability and Pricing:

The Promise VessRAID series is currently available through distribution. Pricing starts at $1,899 for an 8 bay system and ranges to $3,099 for a 16 bay system. A fully populated 16 bay subsystem costs less than 26 cents per gigabyte, using enterprise-class 7200 RPM 2TB hard disk drives.

About Promise Technology, Inc.

With a long history of innovation, Promise Technology develops and manufactures sophisticated RAID solutions recognized worldwide, ranging from a complete line of RAID controller cards to FC/iSCSI/SAS/SATA RAID subsystems. Catering to enterprise, mid-range, entry-level and consumer data protection needs, Promise products are distinguished by their Unified Common RAID Core and management software and unparalleled support. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., Promise has operations throughout Asia and Europe. For more information, visit Promise Technology's website at http://www.promise.com.

Promise Technology and the Promise logo are trademarks of Promise Technology, Inc. All other names, brands and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Note to editors: A photo of the VessRAID is available here: www.promise.com/vessraid/images/

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