SOURCE: Promise Technology

Promise Technology

October 26, 2009 11:13 ET

VessRAID From Promise Technology Achieves VMware Ready™ Status

Certified VessRAID Solution Simplifies IT Administration and Increases Storage Availability

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - Promise Technology Inc., a leading supplier of sophisticated RAID storage solutions catering to customers from enterprise to consumer, announced today that its recently introduced VessRAID storage subsystem has achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that VessRAID has passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and is now listed on the VMware Partner Product Catalog and VMware Hardware Compatibility List.

"We are pleased that the VessRAID iSCSI system series qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria and is ready to run their mission-critical business applications and operations," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware.

VMware Ready status helps Promise Technology to deliver the following benefits to its VessRAID customers:

--  Assurance that their VessRAID investment is able to leverage VMware
    virtualization, while efficiently working across heterogeneous
--  Flexibility 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; and,
--  Cost savings of up to 70% over competitive solutions by the deployment
    of GreenRAID™ with recommended server hardware configurations that allow
    VessRAID's scheduling features to power on from standby mode in order to
    run user-scheduled tasks such as backups and archives.

At VMworld 2009, Promise introduced the VessRAID storage subsystem in order to provide small to medium businesses with an affordable storage solution that protects and stores data, helps reduce power and cooling requirements and is an appealing solution for data-driven businesses of all size. With certification from VMware, the VessRAID series has all the components necessary to provide a highly reliable, scalable, energy-efficient and secure method for the long-term storage of data.

The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1200 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

Promise VessRAID iSCSI storage subsystem can be found within the online VMware Partner Product Catalog at Hardware products can be found within the online VMware Hardware Compatibility List at

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

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