SOURCE: Promise Technology

Promise Technology

October 06, 2009 06:00 ET

VessRAID From Promise Technology Awarded VMware Certification

Certified VessRAID Solution Simplifies IT Administration and Increases Storage Availability

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 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 been formally certified for interoperability with the VMware server virtualization platform.

"Today an increasing number of our customers are leveraging the advantages of a VMware infrastructure," said Ray Bahar, vice president, Americas Sales and Marketing, Promise Technology. "Certification means that customers will be able to maximize the unique strengths of VessRAID's storage subsystem capabilities, keep data online longer, ensure reliable data protection and allow easy integration into their VMware virtual environment. Moreover, certification highlights our dedication to provide customers with the most positive total cost of ownership structure available in the storage market today."

Certification allows Promise Technology to provide customers with the following benefits:

--  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.

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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