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Leading Analyst Firm Recognizes the StorTrends 3500i Array as One of the Most Comprehensive, Versatile and Cost Effective Solid State Systems on the Market

January 28, 2014



NORCROSS, Ga. -- American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) today announced that The Taneja Group has recognized the AMI StorTrends 3500i Hybrid Storage SSD Array as "one of the most comprehensive, versatile and cost effective solid state systems on the market today." In the Taneja Group'sDecember 2013 Technology Validation report, 'StorTrends 3500i Solid State Performance for Everyday Business' - the research firm recounts results of its hands-on lab evaluation which validates the system's high performance in real-world application environments.

"We observed in our hands-on Technology Validation of the StorTrends 3500i array that AMI has crafted SSD into a mature, field-proven, and well-architected storage system. With a comprehensive set of storage features and an intriguingly flexible ability to integrate SSDs with the StorTrends cache and tiering architecture, the 3500i showed us that it is ready to deliver superb performance, extreme versatility, and serious value for mid-range storage customers," said Taneja Group Sr. Analyst Jeff Boles when asked about the report.

"The NetNet is there is no need to look for alternatives to make solid state more affordable and practical for the mainstream - with the AMI StorTrends 3500i, it is clearly here."

The Taneja Group report shares how the research firm evaluated the StorTrends 3500i by performing a variety of tests across several StorTrends 3500i configurations. Specifically, it set out to validate the StorTrends 3500i performance claims, DDS resiliency and how SSDs are integrated and used to create a complete storage solution that is right-sized in performance and capacity. The validation report also evaluated the StorTrends solution's virtual infrastructure capabilities.

Additional areas covered include:

* Description of the StorTrends architecture

* The many uses of StorTrends SSD

* An evaluation of the StorTrends adaptive tiering functionality

* An overview of the StorTrends wear leveling and reporting capabilities

"As the Taneja Group identifies, SSD has a new role in today's mid-size enterprise," said Justin Bagby, Director StorTrends Division for American Megatrends. "The demand for higher performance at lower costs continues to grow, and we have risen to the challenge with the new StorTrends 3500i. Now enterprises of all sizes can achieve the agility, reliability and performance they demand at a price point that easily integrates into existing budgets. These benefits combined with feature-rich capabilities including high availability, WAN-optimized replication, thin provisioning, snapshots, auto-tiering and more, make the new StorTrends 3500i the ideal choice for even the most demanding environments."

The StorTrends 3500i Hybrid Storage SSD Array features an embedded storage architecture, the StorTrends iTX, to offer an all-inclusive set of features including Volume-level Quality of Service, Automated Data Tiering and built-in replication with WAN optimization. These features, together with the unique combination of SSD and HDD technology in a slim 3U configuration, deliver up to 56TB of raw storage capacity and expansion capacity of up to 256TB. The SAN storage solution features hot-swappable dual controllers with Active/Active or Active /Passive high availability and redundant, hot-swappable power supply units.

To read the complete Taneja Group report, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com/?Taneja_Group__Solid_State_Performance_StorTrends_ 3500i.pdf

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About StorTrends

StorTrendsR from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state & local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today's business environments by offering key network storage functionality such as unified storage, simplified management, business continuity, disaster recovery, high efficiency and virtualization support.

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