Storage Virtualization Can Generate Significant Cost Savings, Reduce Workloads

TAIPEI, Taiwan, January 25, 2011 – Infortrend® (Public TPE: 2495), the networked storage expert, offers storage-based virtualization – a technology that creates logical abstraction by isolating applications from physical storage systems – on its mid-range ESVA (Enterprise Scalable Virtualized Architecture) storage solutions. Storage virtualization helps users improve resource utilization and simplify storage management, resulting in significant cost savings.

Storage virtualization technology aggregates storage resources into virtual pools. When combined with thin provisioning technology, capacity planning can be drastically simplified and storage utilization increased by dynamically allocating capacity from virtual pools to applications on an on-demand basis. Scale-out technology enables enterprises to “pay-as-they-grow” by non-disruptively adding systems to a virtual pool and thereby achieving linear scaling of performance and capacity. Automatic load balancing ensures that a virtual pool operates at the highest performance by balancing workloads among systems of the pool.

Storage management is greatly simplified with storage virtualization. As storage resources are consolidated into a virtualized pool, IT administrators no longer have to manage each individual storage system separately. Instead, they can easily manage their storage resources from a central viewpoint. The dynamic capacity allocation with thin provisioning also helps to reduce workloads.

With utilization increases and flexible scalability, enterprises can minimize upfront storage purchases. In addition, the improvement in storage efficiency brought about by storage virtualization helps enterprises reduce costs associated with administration, as well as cooling and power expenses wasted on underutilized resources.

Thomas Kao, director of product planning at Infortrend, noted, “Virtualization is increasingly prevalent in enterprise datacenters. Infortrend’s virtualized storage structure can further extend the benefits of virtualization technology for enterprises that have already implemented server virtualization. For enterprises that are completely new to virtualization, Infortrend’s ESVA solution can generate significant resource utilization and cost advantages that are hard to achieve in non-virtualized architectures.”

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About Infortrend

Founded in 1993, Infortrend Corporation (Public 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, EonNAS product families. For more information, please visit


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