American Megatrends to demonstrate its StorTrends® iTX Storage Software at Storage Networking World in San Diego, April 17 - 18, 2007

Tuesday: April 17, 2007

The demonstrations will take place in the Galleria booth location of the Intel® Corporation, with whom American Megatrends will co-exhibit. American Megatrends will be conducting demonstrations during SNW to highlight the StorTrends iTX software’s unique capability for advanced snapshots, asynchronous replication, snap-assisted replication, and high availability features.

"AMI is proud to have the opportunity to showcase our StorTrends iTX software at the premiere storage event in the world," said S. Shankar, President and CEO of American Megatrends. He also noted that the partnership that exists between Intel® and AMI extends well beyond the confines of SNW. "We are especially proud of the fact that our demonstration will be located in Intel’s booth, as the partnership between these two companies spans more than two decades. We would like to thank Intel for this opportunity to generate increased interest in our StorTrends iTX software," he added.

Paresh Chatterjee, Chief Technology Officer of American Megatrends, described some of the features that visitors to the StorTrends demonstrations could expect to see. "The StorTrends iTX software supports dual dialect (NAS + IP-SAN) technology, to provide both block and file capability for customers to utilize with popular applications like Microsoft® Exchange, Microsoft® SQL Server, Oracle®, and more. StorTrends iTX software provides true enterprise-level features, at a pricing level that is within the range of small and medium sized businesses. Its ability to offer continuous data protection through a combination of snapshot and replication technologies at this price point is unparalleled in the industry," he continued.

Some of the innovative features that will be showcased in the demonstration of StorTrends® iTX software at SNW include:

Advanced Snapshots

  • Capacity for up to 1K+1K Snapshots per Volume

Generous Data Storage Capacity

  • Supports up to 256TB

Synchronous Replication

  • Enhanced Gating (permits write-back drives)
  • Load Balancing and Multipathing with EHMPIO Module
  • 1 to Many Replication
  • Partner Snapshot Validation

High Availability (HA)

  • Enhanced Gating
  • Load Balancing and Path Redundancy (for enhanced performance)
  • Active / Active Configuration

Snap-Assisted Replication (SAR)

  • Multi-threaded Implementation per Volume (for increased performance)
  • WAN Optimizations: Selective Compression, De-Dupe
  • Increased Security through Encryption
  • Partner Snapshot Validation

Journal Assisted Replication (JAR)
Continuous Data Protection (CDP)

  • Continuous Data Replication
  • Snapshot Assisted Data Replication

Storage Resource Manager (SRM)
A completely new feature included in the latest version of StorTrends iTX that features:

  • Capacity Analysis and Trending of Storage Device Performance
  • Workflow Modules
  • Historical and Statistical Storage Performance Data

Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)

  • Tiered Storage Support at block level (not merely volume level)
  • DPA for Spindle Management during Capacity Growth

American Megatrends would like to welcome visitors to SNW in San Diego to learn more about the innovative features of AMI’s StorTrends iTX storage software.

About AMI

Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends International LLC (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, innovative StorTrends® Network Storage hardware and software products, MegaRAC® remote server management tools and solutions based on the popular Android™ and Linux® operating systems continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

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