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Compellent Adds SSDs

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Compellent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: CML), today announced it will integrate STEC ZeusIOPS enterprise solid state drives (SSDs) into its storage area network (SAN). To maximize SSD utilization and efficiency, Compellents patented software will enable customers to deploy only two SSDs in a “tier 0” configuration, automatically migrating inactive data to less expensive drives.

Compellent’s automated tiered storage, called Data Progression, minimizes the number of SSDs required while providing the highest levels of performance for mission-critical applications. In contrast to other SSD offerings, Compellent’s virtualized storage makes it easy for multiple applications to simultaneously access the same SSDs on demand, and the entire solution can be easily managed via Compellent’s single, intuitive interface. Additionally, Compellent’s persistent hardware architecture allows customers to plug these SSDs into their existing Compellent Fibre Channel enclosures and into production without requiring downtime or a rip-and-replace upgrade.

“Compellent’s automated tiered storage really saves customers a lot of money by moving inactive data to less expensive disk. Adding SSD is simple for customers because in our virtualized SAN it’s just like any other drive,” explained Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of marketing, Compellent. “Unlike other implementations, we don’t lock customers into specific models or require them to buy a lot of drives to make SSD work.”

Compellent Technologies Inc.