Enhance Technology announced today its UltraStor RS16 IP-4 iSCSI SAN storage array is now certified by VMware for next generation ESX Server 4.0 / vSphere 4 virtualization platform and now listed on the compatibility guide.
Online PR News – 10-April-2010 – – Santa Fe Springs, Calif. April 9, 2009 – Enhance Technology, a member of VMware Technology Alliance Partner program and the pioneer in design and implementation of hybrid input/output technology in the storage systems announced today its UltraStor RS16 IP-4 iSCSI SAN storage array is now certified by VMware for next generation ESX Server 4.0 / vSphere 4 virtualization platform and now listed on the compatibility guide. The combination of VMware’s storage virtualization and Enhance Technology’s quad-port GbE iSCSI SAN array allow users to make the best use of their existing storage to improve resource utilization. VMware allows IT customers various benefits such as less energy consumption, simplify management, and flexible & scalable network storage environment for enterprise & SMBs.
As the leader in server virtualization, VMware provides users for saving overall cost by its green nature with fewer servers required, reducing downtime and energy usage, increase flexibility and the efficiency of the storage subsystems. New to the ESX 4.0 includes the introduction of thin provisioning concept to vSphere 4, which allows IT administrators to logically allocate storage to a virtual disk while managing its consumption. The pluggable storage architecture enables UltraStor RS16 IP-4 to directly integrate RAID control from within VMware's vCenter management console and allows IT administrators to take advantage of an array's native storage software such as multi-pathing and snapshots to run on their mission critical business applications.
The efficient setup of using VMware ESX server along with the UltraStor RS16-4 IP storage array will directly contribute to savings on IT operating cost. VMware vSphere 4 enables multiple virtual machines to run simultaneously on a single server, and it can isolates each virtual machine from its host and other virtual machines leaving them unaffected when an application in a virtual machine crashes. VMware vSphere supports a variety of operating systems for use on most of the applications and its VMotion feature also provide live migration of virtual machines in the case of unexpected computer failure event providing a robust server and network environment.
To take the full advantage of VMware’s next ESX vSphere 4, Enhance Technology’s UltraStor RS16 IP-4 iSCSI SAN Array features industry-leading performance on Intel IOP platform with quad channel GbE iSCSI ports and throughput of up to 400MB/sec. The UltraStor RS16 IP-4 is powered by Intel Xscale IOP342 processor supporting both the high-performance SAS and high-capacity SATA drives. With the capability of expanding to four (4x) more UltraStor RS16 JS SAS JBOD arrays through a built-in SAS JBOD expansion port, the UltraStor RS16 IP-4 storage solution can be expanded to a total capacity of 160TB using the latest 2TB Hitachi Ultrastar HDDs. With the implementation on green technologies, such as, auto disk spin-down and 80 plus dual-redundant power supply, Enhance Technology strives to achieve high power efficiency while minimizing total operating costs.
With the VMware vSphere 4 certification, UltraStor RS16 IP-4 customers are taking the first step toward cloud computing and the RS16 IP-4 is now cloud storage ready. Customers will be able to take advantage of all the excellent features provided by its ESX servers in the virtualized computing environment with a peace of mind.
About Enhance Technology, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Enhance Technology designs and manufactures high performance storage systems and solutions for data centers, digital content creation, medical imaging, security surveillance, post production, data archive and IT market places. Headquartered in California, USA with Asia branch in Taiwan, Europe branch in Germany and sales & support office in China, Enhance has become a world leader in designing and developing hybrid I/O storage solutions distributing through a global network of dealers. For more information about Enhance Technology and the UltraStor™ RS Series, please visit www.enhance-tech.com.
VMware (NYSE: VMW), delivers solutions for business infrastructure virtualization that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform – VMware vSphere™ – customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2009 revenues of $2 billion, more than 170,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.
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