Excellent Hardware Capabilities and Advanced Data Services Enable SMBs to Meet High-Performance Data Storage Demand

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 29, 2011 – Infortrend® (Public TPE: 2495), the networked storage expert, today announced the first models in its EonStor DS storage family featuring 10GbE iSCSI host connectivity. The excellent hardware capabilities of these models, combined with the advanced data services of the EonStor DS family including local and remote replication and thin provisioning, enable SMBs to meet high-performance data storage demand.

The new EonStor DS S16E-R2240 and S16E-G2240 systems with 10GbE iSCSI host connectivity support powerful IP SANs delivering excellent performance, flexible scalability, high availability and user-friendly management. The systems allow IT administrators to leverage current investments in IP networks to achieve SAN consolidation and enhance their data storage operations without excessive cost burdens.

Furthermore, with the growing prevalence of server virtualization, application environments are becoming more demanding on IT infrastructures. Due to this fact, storage systems are now required to perform at higher levels than ever. 10GbE iSCSI is able to satisfy these performance demands by offering excellent throughput and easily handling even the most demanding applications.

As with all products in Infortrend’s EonStor DS family, the EonStor DS S16E-R2240 and S16E-G2240 systems support advanced data services including local and remote replication as well as thin provisioning. Local replication, including snapshot and volume copy/mirror, is standard available for EonStor DS users. Remote replication allows users to create off-site copies of data. Thin provisioning technology automatically allocates system capacity to applications as needed, and can help achieve up to 90 percent storage utilization – while significantly reducing power consumption.

Thomas Kao, director of product planning at Infortrend, noted “The addition of the latest 10GbE iSCSI host connectivity to our EonStor DS family enables SMBs to easily meet demands in virtualized environments.  Affordably priced with SMBs in mind, the new EonStor DS solutions are ideal for budget-conscious businesses that are not willing to compromise on data storage performance.”

The new systems come in dual-controller (EonStor DS S16E-R2240) and single-controller (EonStor DS S16E-G2240) configurations. They deliver 6Gb/s SAS drive connectivity and feature a 3U form factor accommodating 16 disk drives.

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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