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Infortrend Demos RAID Array at NAB

LAS VEGAS -- RAID storage expert Infortrend is demonstrating its latest RAID subsystem targeted specifically for the Audio/Visual (AV) market this week at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. To date, Infortrend has certified the AV-optimized EonStor® (ES) S16F to work with Final Cut Pro video software; AJA and Black Magic I/O cards; Tiger Technologies MetaSAN software; and other third-party software solutions. Combining high-performance 4Gb Fibre Channel (4G-FC) transfer speeds and the improved features of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology, this 16-bay, dual independent controller RAID array can support up to three streams of uncompressed 10-bit high definition 1080 video.

“Infortrend-based RAID solutions have been the cornerstone of our storage solutions for our clients, delivering a unique combination of price, performance and reliability. Introduction of this new AV-optimized RAID product line furthers this commitment,” added Kenny Martin, owner of DVSERVE, an Infortrend systems integrator.

In a separate release:

SAN JOSE, Calif. and GENEVA -- RAID storage expert Infortrend® (Public TPE: 2495) and file sharing software developer Tiger Technology have certified interoperability between Infortrend’s Fibre Channel (FC) RAID storage subsystems and Tiger Technology’s storage area network (SAN) management and server virtualization software. Adding metaSAN/metaLAN software to EonStor® RAID arrays gives IT professionals an affordable, high-performance, cross-platform SAN that allows huge amounts of data to be shared efficiently. The combined solution delivers high throughput and is ideal for complex production environments that rely on a mix of computers running different operating systems. Supported FC host models include the EonStor F16F-R/S4031; FF-R/S4030; S16F-R/G1430; S12F-R/G1420; B12F-R/G1430; A24F-R/S2430; A16F-R/G2431(0); A12F-G2422; and A08F-G2422.

Tiger Technology’s metaSAN software manages the SAN and eliminates the risk of file system corruption by arbitrating simultaneous accesses and performing file-system translation that allows Windows-, Mac-, and Linux-based computers to share access to the same files. metaLAN provides the server virtualization technology that enables benefits such as failover, dynamic load balancing, and quality of service to the LAN clients. Multiple servers and workstations can now attach to and simultaneously access information from EonStor arrays over Fibre Channel interfaces. Support for native NTFS and HFS+ file systems simplifies SAN setup, keeps maintenance costs low, and ensures compliance with IT standards for years to come.

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