Infortrend Adds High-Density, 48-Bay Storage Solutions to Its EonStor DS Family

Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:00am EST

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  SAN JOSE, CA, Jan 31 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
Infortrend(R) (TPE: 2495) today announced the addition of new
high-density storage solutions in its EonStor DS family. The new
solutions help users meet extreme capacity requirements with 48 drive
bays in a 4U form factor, while offering excellent cost efficiency. In
addition, the new systems come with hybrid Fibre Channel (FC)/iSCSI host
connectivity for cost-effective remote replication or consolidated SAN

    The extreme capacities offered by the high-density EonStor DS solutions
are ideal for applications such as HPC (High Performance Computing) and
data archiving. Featuring three separate drawers accommodating 16 disk
drives each, as well as simplified system cabling, the solutions are
extremely easy to maintain. If user requirements exceed the capacity
offered by a single 48-bay system, capacity can be flexibly expanded with
expansion enclosures to a maximum of 240 drive bays. 

    Furthermore, the high density of the solutions reduces the required
amount of floor space and lowers power consumption. Combined with
competitive prices, the new solutions deliver excellent cost efficiency.

    With hybrid FC/iSCSI connectivity, the high-density solutions enable
users to deploy mission-critical applications on FC SAN while configuring
cost-effective remote replication via iSCSI-based data transmission over
Ethernet. The hybrid connectivity can also be used to support
consolidated SAN tiering, whereby a single solution can meet service
level requirements of tier 1 applications on FC SAN and tier 2
applications on IP SAN.

    Advanced data services help users get even more out of their solution.
Standard available snapshot and volume copy/mirror, as well as remote
replication, help users effectively protect their data and implement
comprehensive disaster recovery plans. Thin provisioning enables dynamic
capacity provisioning to optimize storage resource utilization.

    Thomas Kao, senior director of product planning at Infortrend, noted,
"For some applications, raw capacity is a primary consideration. Our
high-density solutions easily meet extreme capacity requirements, while
not losing sight of other important data storage aspects that can greatly
benefit users, such as data services and hybrid host connectivity.
Available at competitive prices, the new solutions are part of our
unwavering commitment to delivering comprehensive storage solutions that
easily fit into IT budgets."

    The new EonStor DS high-density solutions include the following:

--  EonStor DS S48F-R2842: Dual-redundant controllers, eight 8Gb/s FC
    ports + four 1GbE iSCSI ports, 4U form factor, 48 drive bays, standard
    available snapshot and volume copy/mirror, remote replication, thin
--  EonStor DS S48F-G2842: Single controller, four 8Gb/s FC ports + two
    1GbE iSCSI ports, 4U form factor, 48 drive bays, standard available
    snapshot and volume copy/mirror, remote replication, thin


For more information about Infortrend's newly announced EonStor DS
solutions, please go to

    About Infortrend
 Founded in 1993, Infortrend Corporation (TPE: 2495) is
a leading provider of high performance networked storage solutions
focusing on quality, reliability, choice and value. Fueled by a depth of
technological expertise and system level knowledge, Infortrend storage
solutions have been widely deployed on a variety of demanding
applications by multiple users across commercial and industrial markets.
Its core brands include the ESVA, EonStor DS, EonStor and EonNAS product
families. For more information, please visit 

    Infortrend(R), ESVA(R), EonStor(R), EonNAS(R), SANWatch(R), and
EonPath(R) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infortrend
Technology, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective

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