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Infortrend Intros Raid Arrays

BASINGSTOKE, U.K. -- RAID storage expert Infortrend today unveiled two new 24-bay, 4Gigabit Fibre Channel (4G-FC) to SATA-II RAID
arrays: the EonStor® (ES) A24F-R2430 redundant controller subsystem and ES A24F-G2430 single controller system. These subsystems satisfy the cost and performance requirements of demanding applications by combining high-capacity, cost-effective SATA drives with a 4G-FC host interface that doubles bandwidth over the previous 2G-FC interface.

As data storage needs grow, organisations can quickly and easily add terabytes of storage by connecting EonStor S16S-J1000 SAS-to-SAS JBODs to the RAID array’s full-duplex SAS wide expansion port. To avoid a single point of failure, the A24F comes with an onboard hub and additional SFP host ports to enable fault-tolerant host link connections. This built-in ability to connect host ports from two different RAID controllers provides failover capability to help prevent data loss in the event of a single RAID controller failure, and saves the cost of adding an expensive Fibre Channel switch.

“Storage managers can look to the A24F to answer their immediate and future storage needs for performance, capacity, and expandability,”
said Nick Liu, vice president of Infortrend Technology Inc. “With an enterprise-class Fibre Channel interface, support for cost-effective/high capacity SATA drives, and easy SAS expansion capabilities, the A24F lets them stay ahead of even the most data-hungry applications.”

Infortrend Technology Inc.