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Intransa Gives Boost to Virtualization and Consolidation; Announces High Performance, High Scalability Platforms.



Standard High and Ultra-High Performance Configurations Ideal for Green IT Initiatives

SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850.
, Calif. & DALLAS -- Intransa, the global leader of scalable, network-centric IP storage solutions, today announced the general availability of its most capable iSCSI SAN systems - the StorStac Performance family. Certified with Microsoft, VMware and numerous other ISV (Independent Software Vendor) A person or company that develops software. It implies an organization that specializes in software only and is not part of a computer systems or hardware manufacturer.  and IHV (Independent Hardware Vendor) An organization that makes electronic equipment. It implies a company that specializes in a niche area, such as display adapters or disk controllers, rather than a computer systems manufacturer. Contrast with ISV.  offerings, Intransa's StorStac Performance systems are ideal for the rapidly growing virtualization An umbrella term for enhancing a computer's ability to do work. Following are the ways virtualization is used.

Hardware Virtualization
Partitioning the computer's memory into separate and isolated "virtual machines" simulates multiple machines within one physical computer.
 and consolidation markets.

"IT customers are deploying virtualization with solutions such as VMware ESX See VMware.  to improve reliability and availability while lowering their costs," said Bud Broomhead, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Intransa. "At the same time, they're seeking to lower their energy consumption by moving to greener IT systems."

The Intransa StorStac Performance family offers not only offers increased performance and scalability over other IP SAN systems but supports up to 1,000Tb of RAID-protected storage that is accessible through 1 to 40GbE of aggregate access. Using standard 1 or 10GbE interfaces, Intransa's StorStac Performance systems are available in standard, high performance and ultra-high performance configurations and are guaranteed to meet any customer need.

"Our StorStac Performance systems are designed to provide outstanding performance while delivering fibre channel-like throughput and reliability, yet at about one-third the cost," continued Broomhead. "With data center managers seeing an ever-increasing percentage of their budget going to energy consumption the reduced power usage of Intransa systems is attractive to customers."

As the first and only iSCSI systems to be certified by Microsoft's ESRP ESRP Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (Microsoft)
ESRP Endangered Species Recovery Program
ESRP Eastern Snake River Plain
ESRP Extreme Standby Routing Protocol (Extreme Networks) 
 program, Intransa's StorStac IP SANs deliver an 11,000 user Exchange 2007 configuration. The configuration provides customers with superior performance and high availability that was only previously available through more expensive and high-power consuming fibre channel (FC) SAN solutions. Intransa systems are also certified for VMware virtualization and consolidation implementations.

Intransa's StorStac Performance SAN systems deploy proven, low energy consuming SATA (Serial ATA) A serial version of the ATA (IDE) interface, which has been the de facto standard hard disk interface for desktop PCs for more than two decades. The original Parallel ATA (PATA) interface was launched in 1986.  drive technology. Additionally, StorStac Performance systems are offered in a dense, high capacity format that uses less floor space and reduces heating and cooling needs by up to 70 percent. SATA drives consume about 50 percent of the power of equivalent FC drives per Tb.

As one of the first designers of network IP SANs, Intransa's StorStac Performance systems provide the latest technological innovations including: standard Performance configurations delivering 220 to 880MB/second throughput, with 1GbE interfaces for up to 4GbE aggregate connectivity to compute platforms; high performance configurations offering 240 to 960MB/second throughput with the same interfaces; and, ultra-High performance configurations offering 750 to 3,000MB/second throughput, with 10GbE interfaces for up to 40GbE aggregate input. All three configurations support 4 to 1,000TB or more SATA storage, protected with selectable RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10 and offering fully redundant configurations.

StorStac Performance systems are immediately available worldwide through Intransa StorPartner Channel Program member resellers and systems integrators.

Featured at Storage Networking World Storage Networking World (commonly called SNW) is a for data storage professionals in the United States. Sponsored by Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association, SNW is held twice each year. , Fall 2007, October 15-18, 2007

Intransa Demonstration, SNW SNW Snow
SNW Strange New Worlds (Star Trek)
SNW Social Networking Website
SNW Sub Networks
SNW Storage Networking World
 Hands On-Lab:

Intransa's iSCSI PCU PCU - PCI Configuration Utility  100 10GbE SAN will be combined with VMware's ESX virtualization configuration. The demonstration will feature jumbo frames for performance enhancement and 10GbE support. In addition Virtual Machines will be demonstrated on a Windows 2008 server.

SNW Exhibit area:

Located in booth G26, Intransa will demonstrate a standard performance configuration running both a VMware ESX virtualization solution and a multi-camera video surveillance application.

SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association, San Francisco, CA, www.snia.org) An organization devoted to the advancement of mission critical storage systems. Founded in 1997, its goal is to determine the standards that must be developed to allow hosts and storage systems to interact via  Green Storage Initiative member:

As a long-time member of the Storage Networking Industry Association An association of producers and consumers of storage networking products, whose goal is to further storage networking technology and applications. The Storage Networking Industry Association, or SNIA  (SNIA), Intransa is a Gold Sponsor of the SNW conference and is a voting-member of the newly formed Green Storage Initiative, a non-profit consortium committed to the development and delivery of energy efficient, high performance storage solutions.

Intransa's scalable IP network storage solutions will also be on display in the Zycko booth, Storage Expo London, UK, October 17 - 18, and at the Intransa booths at Data Center Decisions Chicago, IL, October 22 - 23 and SecureWorld Expo in Detroit, MI, October 30-31.

About Intransa

Since 2001, San Jose, California-based Intransa has been the leading innovator of IP-centric storage solutions, delivering independently scalable performance and capacity with high availability, outstanding price/performance, and proven ease of use. A 3Com spin-off, Intransa has been shipping IP network storage solutions since 2003. For more information about Intransa, our industry-leading scalable IP solutions, and our StorPartner and StorAlliance programs, please visit www.intransa.com. Intransa is a member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), The Green Grid, and the Security Industry Association (SIA Sia (sī`ə) or Siaha (sī`əhə), in the Bible, family returned from the Exile.

SIA - Serial Interface Adaptor
), as well as a member of leading vendor programs including the VMware Technology Alliance Program and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

Intransa, StorStac, StorStac System, StorStac Manager, StorStac DynaStac, StorStac Performance StorAlliance and StorPartner are registered trademarks of Intransa, Inc. All others are trademarks of their respective owners.
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