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Infortrend Shows 8 GB FC RAID Subsystem

HANNOVER, Germany -- Networked storage expert Infortrend (Public TPE: 2495) today introduced the next-generation EonStor® RAID subsystem with an 8Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) feature at CeBIT 2009. A major breakthrough in the storage industry, the new 8Gb/s FC storage system, with the S16F-R1840 and S16F-G1840 models, is an ideal companion of enterprise-class storage area network (SAN) for mission-critical applications. This new RAID storage subsystem is among the first of Infortrend's products to come with an exclusive ASIC667 (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) and easy-to-maintain modular design. These advanced features further strengthen Infortrend's leading position and firm hold of the enterprise storage market.

Industry trends show that the adoption of 8Gb/s fibre channel will continue to increase this year due to the significant drop of desktop storage cost from dollars per megabyte to cents per gigabyte, as well as the high correlation between server virtualization and SANs. It is expected to become the dominant protocol for future enterprise SAN. Infortrend has long anticipated this trend which culminated in the development of the next-generation 8Gb/s FC storage subsystem S16F-R/G1840.

"As the deployment of 8Gb/s Fibre Channel solutions continue to increase, QLogic and Infortrend are uniquely positioned to deliver interoperable storage solutions for performance-driven data center environments," said Joseph Kimpler, director of alliances, QLogic Corp. "The Infortrend RAID subsystems are fully compatible with QLogic's industry-leading 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters and switches, and provide the robustness and performance that are critical for today's virtualized data centers."

Infortrend Technology Inc.