StorTrends 3600i Family Addresses the Needs of the Most Performance-Intensive Applications for Virtualized Environments
Online PR News – 18-March-2015 – NORCROSS, GA – NORCROSS, GA, March 18, 2015 - StorTrends® today announced the release of the StorTrends 3600i Family of all-flash SAN arrays that have been designed to meet the demanding needs of performance-intensive applications at half the price of any other all-flash storage provider.
Utilizing two different types of solid state drives – one designed for write performance and the other optimized for read performance – the StorTrends 3600i Family of all-flash arrays delivers significantly higher performance and extended SSD endurance when compared to competitive flash arrays.
Unlike other flash array vendors, American Megatrends uniquely optimizes its all-flash arrays to suit the specific needs of each environment by using the StorTrends iDATA Analysis Tool, which accurately defines a user's storage requirements. StorTrends iDATA can assess an organization's entire IT environment to analyze capacity utilization, IOPS usage, reads vs. writes for volumes, network bandwidth, performance, server statistics and more to classify the amount of "write data" versus "read data" required in their environment. The free StorTrends iData tool allows enterprises to accurately plan their next storage investment and removes all the guesswork which could leave the applications under-provisioned or over-provisioned.
The StorTrends 3600i leverages state-of-the-art deduplication and compression, which achieves amazing capacity savings. It is delivered out-of-the-box with an all-inclusive feature set that is comprised of inline deduplication and compression, enlift caching, advanced snapshots, automated data tiering, active/active or active/passive configuration, WAN optimization for unparalleled replication speeds and SSD based data encryption The StorTrends 3600i series is available with Write Tier SSD capacities of 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB and 2 TB as well as Read Tier SSD capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.
StorTrends customer Cross IT Services and Solutions recently deployed a StorTrends 3610i array, and is in the process of migrating the data from five spinning disk SAN/NAS units onto its new all-flash storage solution. The new StorTrends 3610i will now serve as the backbone of its cloud infrastructure, which hosts its end customers' applications and information. "We have long been aware of the advantages of flash over spinning disk, but from a budgetary standpoint it did not previously make sense to deploy on a large scale. However, with the price of flash coming down, it made sense to explore," said Ryan Kelly, Manager, Technical Services, Cross IT Services and Solutions. "After a careful review, we found that StorTrends offered a full-flash solution that we felt had superior features and functionality over that of other flash competitors -- at a fraction of the cost. In fact, the pricing was actually quite comparable to that of a spinning disk solution." He added, "Another significant selling point for us was that the StorTrends service organization is made up of highly experienced storage professionals, and is backed by parent company, American Megatrends - an organization that has a long lineage of quality and stability. Having that kind of company in your corner, versus many of the startup storage competitors and newcomers to the market, is huge."
"The demands on application performance are at an all-time high," said Arun Taneja, Founder, President and Consulting Analyst, The Taneja Group. "From high-transaction databases to virtual desktop implementations, the patience users have for traditional spinning disk speeds are wearing thin. With the high performance and enterprise-class data services offered by the StorTrends' 3600i Family of all-flash arrays, combined with their industry-low acquisition cost, IT organizations no longer need to compromise. High storage performance has never been more attainable." Taneja concluded, "The benefits of using flash for performance improvement, especially in high-transaction databases, virtual desktop (VDI) and many other applications, are well known by now. The only issue has been ‘can I afford an all-flash configuration?' With the StorTrends 3600i family the answer is ‘absolutely, yes.'"
"Until today, the vast majority of customers have been shy of all-flash storage primarily due to the cost. AMI has broken down this barrier by offering all-flash storage for less than $0.50 per GB. This is due to the highly efficient data deduplication, compression and enlift caching technology that is offered within the StorTrends 3600i series," said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends Division at American Megatrends. "For organizations that are considering making the move to an all-flash array, please download the StorTrends iDATA tool and let it show you the savings and performance requirements your infrastructure needs before investing into an all-flash array. The StorTrends iDATA tool will provide you with an estimated dedupe ratio while also telling you how much active data versus cold data you have within your environment. This will allow you and your team to plan appropriately and avoid being over-or-under sold by a vendor."
Available now, the StorTrends 3600i all-flash array has an MSRP starting at $24,999. StorTrends solutions are sold with the StorAID Support program, which includes 24 x 7 technical phone support and next business day onsite replacement. The StorAID Plus Support program adds 4 Hour On-Site and a spare parts kit to the Standard StorAID program. For more information, please visit: StorTrends 3600i.
The StorTrends 3600i is being showcased this week at CeBIT 2015, Hall 15, Booth D66. Attendees will be able to see first-hand the new All-Flash Arrays' unparalled speed and enterprise services. To schedule a demonstration appointment during the show, please email: Winfried Prohl (WinfriedP@ami.com).
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