American Megatrends India, a high-end technology player focused on Storage, Mobile, Embedded and Telematics solutions, and a wholly owned subsidiary of American Megatrends Inc., USA (AMI USA), today announced the launch of StorTrends 1301i in India. A 1U IP-SAN (Internet Protocol Storage Area Network) & NAS (Network Attached Storage) storage appliance built on Intel architecture with StorTrends iTX Data Storage Software, StorTrends 1301i is an ideal storage solution for small offices and SMEs.
StorTrends 1301i offers support for both block and file data transfer over the existing Ethernet network and is a cost-effective, scalable, and easily deployable storage appliance. Combining IP-SAN and NAS functionality into one single platform, StorTrends 1301i comes with 4 hot-swappable drive bays with advanced SATA support, as well as highly distinguishing software features. Powered by Dual-dialect StorTrends® iTX software, StorTrends 1301i’s support for iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) enables block applications like Microsoft® Exchange and Oracle to be deployed or stored on the same server as the traditional file services and storage. StorTrends 1301i is designed with features for advanced storage management such as High Availability, Advanced Snapshots, Volume Replication, and Failover.
The Volume replication feature of the StorTrends 1301i allows data to be stored on multiple StorTrends appliances at multiple sites, for high availability and disaster recovery in the event of a catastrophe.
StorTrends’ Advanced Snapshot capability features Redirect-on-Write (ROW) technology with near-zero performance degradation when writing or rolling back snapshots. Administrators can schedule up to 1,022 read-write and 1,022 read-only snapshots per volume, and up to 2,048 snapshots per box. A maximum of 64 volumes per appliance is supported.
Asynchronous replication bundles I/Os within snapshots and sends them to the remote server, boosting reducing bandwidth cost. When combined with the revolutionary WAN Data Services (WDS) feature included in the Asynchronous Replication module, the system employs data de-duplication, compression and link optimization to reduce data transmission and bandwidth usage by several factors over conventional replication speeds.
For improved reliability and disaster prevention, the StorTrends 1301i features a redundant power supply, as well as Smart UPS support, which allows the appliance to seamlessly switch over to UPS power in the event of a power failure and initiate a graceful shutdown. StorTrends 1301i has IPMI 2.0 (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) compliance for remote management of the appliance.
Other Advanced Features of StorTrends 1301i
1. Snapshot-assisted Replication:
This technology allows chronological replication of snapshots on a remote machine, with the ability to organize by application-based consistency groups. In fail-over to a secondary appliance, StorTrends iTX will automatically rollback to the latest consistent snapshot.
2. WAN optimisation Data Services:
StorTrends utilizes several sophisticated techniques to optimize the speed of long distance WAN connections. It uses an intelligent mix of standards-based transport protocols to overcome the inefficiencies and high latencies of TCP protocols in WANs and provide excellent bandwidth utilization. Additional performance gains are made through data reduction technologies such as compression, data de-duplication and bandwidth throttling.
3. Applications Supported: Oracle®, SQL, Microsoft® Exchange, VMware®, etc.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Sridharan Mani, Director & CEO, American Megatrends India, said, “StorTrends1301i is built on a robust platform, leveraging high-end technologies that have been developed by American Megatrends India and Intel. StorTrends is a reliable enterprise-class storage appliance that provides state-of-the-art performance with rich features for SMEs”.
Commenting on the technology, David Tuhy, General Manager, Intel Data Center Group Storage, said, “Intel provides key technologies for the fast growing storage business appliances market segment. The Intel® Core™ processor family with Intel® C200 series chipset enables OEMs to develop storage solutions which are energy efficient and can scale to multiple disks as the demand for storage grows.”
StorTrends appliances can be managed by the integrated ManageTrends™ web-based GUI, which provides discovery and management of multiple StorTrends appliances deployed across the network.
American Megatrends India plans to market StorTrends 1301i through its channel partners across the country. For more information,please visit
About AMI India
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