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Intransa Gives Boost to Virtualization and Consolidation
Intransa, the global leader of scalable, network-centric IP storage solutions, today announced the general availability of its most capable iSCSI SAN systems - the StorStac Performance family. Certified with Microsoft, VMware and numerous other ISV and IHV offerings, Intransas StorStac Performance systems are ideal for the rapidly growing virtualization and consolidation markets.

IT customers are deploying virtualization with solutions such as VMware ESX to improve reliability and availability while lowering their costs, said Bud Broomhead, CEO of Intransa. At the same time, theyre seeking to lower their energy consumption by moving to greener IT systems.

The Intransa StorStac Performance family offers not only offers increased performance and scalability over other IP SAN systems but supports up to 1,000Tb of RAID-protected storage that is accessible through 1 to 40GbE of aggregate access. Using standard 1 or 10GbE interfaces, Intransas StorStac Performance systems are available in standard, high performance and ultra-high performance configurations and are guaranteed to meet any customer need.

Our StorStac Performance systems are designed to provide outstanding performance while delivering fibre channel-like throughput and reliability, yet at about one-third the cost, continued Broomhead. With data center managers seeing an ever-increasing percentage of their budget going to energy consumption the reduced power usage of Intransa systems is attractive to customers.

As the first and only iSCSI systems to be certified by Microsofts ESRP program, Intransas StorStac IP SANs deliver an 11,000 user Exchange 2007 configuration. The configuration provides customers with superior performance and high availability that was only previously available through more expensive and high-power consuming fibre channel (FC) SAN solutions. Intransa systems are also certified for VMware virtualization and consolidation implementations.

Intransas StorStac Performance SAN systems deploy proven, low energy consuming SATA drive technology. Additionally, StorStac Performance systems are offered in a dense, high capacity format that uses less floor space and reduces heating and cooling needs by up to 70 percent. SATA drives consume about 50 percent of the power of equivalent FC drives per Tb.

As one of the first designers of network IP SANs, Intransas StorStac Performance systems provide the latest technological innovations including: standard Performance configurations delivering 220 to 880MB/second throughput, with 1GbE interfaces for up to 4GbE aggregate connectivity to compute platforms; high performance configurations offering 240 to 960MB/second throughput with the same interfaces; and, ultra-High performance configurations offering 750 to 3,000MB/second throughput, with 10GbE interfaces for up to 40GbE aggregate input. All three configurations support 4 to 1,000TB or more SATA storage, protected with selectable RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10 and offering fully redundant configurations.

StorStac Performance systems are immediately available worldwide through Intransa StorPartner Channel Program member resellers and systems integrators.

Featured at Storage Networking World, Fall 2007, October 15-18, 2007

Intransa Demonstration, SNW Hands On-Lab:

Intransas iSCSI PCU 100 10GbE SAN will be combined with VMwares ESX virtualization configuration. The demonstration will feature jumbo frames for performance enhancement and 10GbE support. In addition Virtual Machines will be demonstrated on a Windows 2008 server.

SNW Exhibit area:

Located in booth G26, Intransa will demonstrate a standard performance configuration running both a VMware ESX virtualization solution and a multi-camera video surveillance application.

SNIA Green Storage Initiative member:

As a long-time member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Intransa is a Gold Sponsor of the SNW conference and is a voting-member of the newly formed Green Storage Initiative, a non-profit consortium committed to the development and delivery of energy efficient, high performance storage solutions.

Intransas scalable IP network storage solutions will also be on display in the Zycko booth, Storage Expo London, UK, October 17 18, and at the Intransa booths at Data Center Decisions Chicago, IL, October 22 - 23 and SecureWorld Expo in Detroit, MI, October 30-31.

Published Monday, October 15, 2007 10:55 PM by David Marshall
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