October 27, 2008

Infortrend Releases iSCSI Host RAID Subsystems for VMware Infrastructure 3

FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 27, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Infortrend(r), the networked storage expert and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program member, today announced that its EonStor(r) (ES) iSCSI host RAID subsystems have successfully completed interoperability testing with VMware Infrastructure 3, ESX 3.5 Edition. ESX 3.5 is a robust, production-proven virtualization layer that abstracts processor, memory, storage and networking resources into multiple virtual machines. This increases hardware utilization and dramatically decreases capital and operating cost by sharing hardware resources across a large number of virtual machines that run side-by-side on the same server, and improves service levels with advanced resource management, high availability and security features. Compatible Infortrend products include the ES S16E-R1130, S12E-R1132 redundant-controller and the S16E-G1130, S12E-G1133 single-controller, iSCSI-to-SAS systems, and the A16E-G2130 single-controller iSCSI-to-SATA arrays. VMware provides TAP program members with tools to develop products that are complementary to VMware virtualization software and help deliver high-value solutions to our joint customers.

"Infortrend EonStor iSCSI host RAID subsystems effectively leverage VMware virtualization to solve the challenges of low infrastructure utilization, increasing physical infrastructure and IT management costs, insufficient failover protection, and disaster recovery. As a result, these arrays enable customers to centralize storage configuration and management, build redundant designs that leverage smart scalability features, and most importantly, increase utilization of existing storage systems and therefore reduce total cost of ownership," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliances programs at VMware. "We are pleased that Infortrend is helping to deliver added value to customers with innovative technology combined with the significant business benefits of VMware virtualization, including lower capital and operating expenses, business continuity, strengthened security and reduced energy consumption."

"By deploying EonStor IP SANs with VMware Infrastructure 3, IT managers can benefit from a simple, flexible, and cost-effective virtual storage solution that can easily adapt to changing business requirements," said Thomas Kao, director of product planning and global marketing at Infortrend Technology Inc. "In addition, the EonStor iSCSI host arrays are compatible with VMware Infrastructure 3's advanced features such as VMware Storage VMotion technology, VMware High Availability, and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler. This allows users to eliminate downtime and automate workload distribution."

With more than 800 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

About Infortrend

Infortrend, the networked storage expert, is a pioneer in cost-effective, high performance storage products. The company provides EonStor(r) storage subsystems and SANWatch(r) software for virtually all storage interfaces, including the Fibre Channel, SAS, iSCSI, SCSI and SATA. For over a decade, Infortrend has provided a reliable, fault-tolerant technology to prominent OEMs, distributors, and storage integrators worldwide. The company's core competency includes performance optimized RAID ASICs, feature-rich firmware, and redundant, high availability RAID subsystems. Founded in 1993, Infortrend is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (Taiex), ticker number 2495. For more information, visit www.infortrend.com.

Infortrend, EonStor are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infortrend Technology, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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