American Megatrends to Demonstrate New StorTrends® iTX 2.0 Software Features on StorTrends® 3100i at Storage Networking World Spring 2005

Wednesday: April 13, 2005

StorTrends 3100i is an affordable 3U storage appliance that offers support for both block (IP-SAN) and file (NAS) data through StorTrends iTX software. It comes with SATA drives and is scalable from 3.75 TB to 6 TB of storage. StorTrends 3100i is designed for Enterprise departments and the SMB market, is cost-effective, scalable and easy to setup.

StorTrends iTX 2.0 software features dual dialect technology that incorporates support for both block-based and file-based data on the same storage appliance. Dual dialect enables the end-user to transfer both block and file data over the existing Ethernet network. StorTrends iTX 2.0 software can also be enabled as a NAS only or IP-SAN only software for OEMs. The new features of StorTrends iTX 2.0 being demonstrated at SNW include:

  • Thin provisioning, which allows for configured space to be greater than actual physical storage space
  • Snapshot scheduling; including writeable, readable, mountable, rollback and random deletion
  • VSS hardware provider supporting transportable shadow copies.

ManageTrends 2.0, AMI’s Storage Management Suite, performs all functions relating to discovery, management, tracking and planning for storage growth. The new feature for ManageTrends 2.0 is:

  • SMI-S 1.1, a common interoperable and extensible management transport.

AMI also has a 1U storage appliance, StorTrends 1100i, which offers support for both IP-SAN and NAS through StorTrends iTX software. It is scalable from 1 TB to 1.6 TB of SATA storage. StorTrends 1100i is designed for SMBs desiring a cost-effective and scalable iSCSI networked storage appliance, while StorTrends 3100i is designed for SMBs and Enterprise departments.

"AMI continues to develop and enhance its feature set for the StorTrends storage products to meet the needs of our target markets – SMBs, Enterprise departments and OEMs," commented AMI’s CTO, Paresh Chatterjee. "The vision for StorTrends is to be storage building blocks, allowing customers to build their desired storage one appliance at a time."

"AMI is developing premiere NAS and IP-SAN software for the storage market," stated AMI’s CEO, S. Shankar. "The robustness and feature set of the StorTrends iTX software will speak for itself. AMI is currently in a validation and testing stage with its software and working with major OEMs to refine and further develop the core structure. AMI will be on the forefront of technology with the release of iTX software in 2005."

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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