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StorTrends to Host All Flash vs. Cloud Storage Virtual Lunch-n-Learn

3/17/2017

NORCROSS, GA (March 17, 2017) – StorTrends®, the leading provider of performance storage, to host a virtual webinar. During the live presentation, accompanied by complimentary pizza delivered to attendees’ home or office, CIOs, IT Managers and Storage Administrators will learn the differences and benefits for the selection and deployment of all-flash (AFA) and cloud-based storage arrays across their physical, virtual and cloud environments. A recorded version of the event will be available on the StorTrends YouTube channel after the event concludes.

The details:

Date: March 28, 2017
Register here: https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/virtual-event/
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/user/StorTrendsTV/


About StorTrends: StorTrends 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 and 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.

StorTrends to Host All Flash vs. Cloud Storage Virtual Lunch-n-Learn

3/17/2017

NORCROSS, GA (March 17, 2017) – StorTrends®, the leading provider of performance storage, to host a virtual webinar. During the live presentation, accompanied by complimentary pizza delivered to attendees’ home or office, CIOs, IT Managers and Storage Administrators will learn the differences and benefits for the selection and deployment of all-flash (AFA) and cloud-based storage arrays across their physical, virtual and cloud environments. A recorded version of the event will be available on the StorTrends YouTube channel after the event concludes.

The details:

Date: March 28, 2017
Register here: https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/virtual-event/
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/user/StorTrendsTV/


About StorTrends: StorTrends 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 and 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.

StorTrends Steak & Storage Events Roll In The Midwest

2/28/2017

NORCROSS, GA (February 28, 2017) – StorTrends®, the leading provider of performance storage, today announced that it is rolling its ever-popular Steak and Storage lunchtime seminar series out across the Midwest.  During the live presentations, accompanied by a complementary steak luncheon, CIOs, IT Managers and Storage Administrators will learn the best practices for the selection and deployment of all-flash (AFA) and/or hybrid flash storage arrays across their physical, virtual and cloud environments.  Specific attention will be paid to not only the various technologies that are available in the market today, but also the advantages and disadvantages of each – as illustrated by real-world customer case studies. 

The details:

Date:                     February 28, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Troy/Detroit, MI)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/2017-02-28-troy/

Date:                    March 1, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Indianapolis, IN)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/2017-03-01-indianapolis/

Date:                    March 2, 2017
Where:                 Morton's The Steakhouse (Cleveland, OH)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/2017-03-02-cleveland/

Date:                    March 7, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Cincinnati, OH)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/2017-03-07-cincinnati/

Date:                    March 8, 2017
Where:                 Mitchell's Fish Market (Columbus, OH)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/2017-03-08-columbus/

Date:                    March 9, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Pittsburgh, PA)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/2017-03-09-pittsburgh/

Date:                    March 14, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Chicago, IL)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/2017-03-14-chicago/

Date:                    March 15, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Madison, WI)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/2017-03-15-madison/

Date:                    March 16, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Minneapolis, MN)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/2017-03-16-minneapolis/



StorTrends Steak & Storage Events Roll In Florida

2/7/2017

NORCROSS, GA (February 7, 2017) – StorTrends®, the leading provider of performance storage, today announced that it is rolling its ever-popular Steak and Storage lunchtime seminar series out across Florida.  During the live presentations, accompanied by a complementary steak luncheon, CIOs, IT Managers and Storage Administrators will learn the best practices for the selection and deployment of all-flash (AFA) and/or hybrid flash storage arrays across their physical, virtual and cloud environments.  Specific attention will be paid to not only the various technologies that are available in the market today, but also the advantages and disadvantages of each – as illustrated by real-world customer case studies. 

The details:

Date:                     February 14, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Orlando, FL)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/

Date:                     February 15, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Tampa, FL)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lnl/

Date:                     February 16, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lnl-registration/

American Megatrends Launches New StorTrends 2610i All-Flash Array

1/2/2017

NORCROSS, GA - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) today announced the release of its StorTrends 2610i All-flash Array. Optimized to support VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix and RHEV enterprises of all sizes, the StorTrends 2610i is a full flash array that delivers dramatic enterprise performance and reliability at an extremely affordable price point.

The 2610i offers both Deduplication and Compression for space savings. StorTrends Customers see on average a 4:1 dedupe and compression ratio in virtualized environments. With dedupe and compression enabled, a mixed workload of 8K blocks split into 70% Read I/O and 30% Write I/O achieves 117,400 IOPS. StorTrends deploys a split tier within the 2610i for hot data and cold data. The hot data is stored in a non-deduped, non-compressed tier for extreme performance. When data within this tier becomes infrequently accessed, it is then deduplicated and compressed while being migrated down into the cold tier. Both the hot and cold tiers are comprised of SSDs allowing for extreme IOPS and sub-1ms sustained latency. To help users maximize the value of the appliance, the StorTrends 2610i SSD Array provides the following benefits: thin provisioning, auto data tiering, WAN optimized replication, as well as compatibility with legacy StorTrends solutions, without additional costly licensing fees.

"Flash-based storage systems offer compelling performance benefits over traditional hard disk drive (HDD) storage systems, but until now have been too costly for many organizations," said Justin Bagby, director of the StorTrends Division of American Megatrends. "Our storage arrays break that barrier by providing the right blend of high performance, high availability and scalability to meet enterprise application requirements at extremely affordable prices."

The 2610i is available in over 100 configurations to meet each customer’s specific needs and performance specifications with configurations starting at under $.50 per gig effective capacity. StorTrends solutions are offered with the StorAID support program which includes 24 x 7 technical phone support. For more information, please visit: StorTrends 2610i.

About StorTrends: StorTrends 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 and 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.

Carpenter Industries Moves to StorTrends by American Megatrends

6/29/2016

NORCROSS, GA: American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS, remote management tools, network data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce that Carpenter Industries in Concord, North Carolina has elected to switch from storage solutions from Dell to the StorTrends® brand from AMI for its primary storage needs and to deploy VDI, ERP and other applications.

After experiencing high latency and dealing with a failed controller on the unit and a limited service plan, Carpenter Industries IT Manager Donovan Yelton made the decision to switch to StorTrends. His decision was based primarily on American Megatrends’ reputation and longevity, as well as the great features and support that come standard with StorTrends. “We immediately saw latency decrease, thanks to the SSD caching ability of the StorTrends unit,” said Yelton.

“For organizations like Carpenter Industries, StorTrends high-performance storage delivers the exceptional performance and functionality necessary to optimize resources, boost productivity, and ensure data protection,” said Justin Bagby, Director of the StorTrends division of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). “What’s more, StorTrends provides the flexibility to grow any organization’s storage environment as needed, with the high capacity that will meet business and budget requirements well into the future—whether those call for all-flash, hybrid flash, or spinning disk.”

For further details on Carpenter Industries’ StorTrends deployment, please see the complete case study, which can be found at: stortrends.com/resources/customer-stories/.

About Carpenter Industries:
Carpenter Industries manufactures, warehouses and retails Ford licensed products. For more information on Carpenter Industries, please visit: dennis-carpenter.com.

About StorTrends:
StorTrends® 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 and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today's business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

American Megatrends to Host Server Solutions Summit in AMI Taiwan Branch Office, May 26 - 27, 2016

5/23/2016

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in UEFI and BMC firmware, is pleased to announce its annual American Megatrends Server Solutions Summit, which will be held from May 26 - 27 at the AMI Taiwan Branch Office in Taipei. This annual event, filled with presentations, breakout sessions and hands-on demonstrations, is a unique opportunity to hear first-hand from AMI and its Technology Partners on topics ranging from UEFI firmware for servers, BMC management, scale-out data center applications and much more.

The American Megatrends Server Solutions Summit is open to AMI Technology Partners and OEM/ODM customers, held each year at the company's Taiwan location just prior to the start of COMPUTEX TAIPEI. The 2016 edition of this event will focus on the strength that AMI exhibits in providing integrated system-level features in BIOS, BMC and related tools that enable its OEM and ODM partners to add value to their datacenter, cloud and enterprise products and speed time to market.

Topics to be covered in the two-day event include RAS, configuration, update and deployment of servers and much more. Live demonstrations of AMI server products including UEFI Firmware, Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) technology and presentations from AMI Technology Partners such as Avago, Broadcom, Cavium, Intel® Corporation and Microsoft are sure to make the AMI Server Solutions Summit a must-attend event.

AMI Technology Partners and guest speakers are excited about the event and its new format. Speaking on behalf of Cavium, Larry Wikelius, Vice President Software Ecosystem and Solutions Group, said, "The American Megatrends Server Solutions Summit is an outstanding forum to highlight the partnership that Cavium and AMI have established. The combination of Cavium's innovative ThunderX® Workload Optimized SOCs for next generation data center and cloud applications and AMI's recognized server management and firmware solutions has proven to be a powerful platform for ODM and OEM partners. The Summit will enable us to highlight additional details about our product development and integration with AMI."

Speaking about the event, Subramonian Shankar, President, CEO and Founder of American Megatrends, commented that "This is the first year we have had representatives from both the BIOS and BMC sides of our business at this event, to reflect the synergy and the unique set of skills and technologies that only AMI can provide to OEM and ODM partners. We are excited to host this forum and look forward to another great event filled with valuable information and networking opportunities for our valued guests."

The event is already fully booked for the 2016 edition. Representatives of server OEMs and ODMs interested in an invitation to next year's event are encouraged to contact an AMI US or AMI Taiwan Sales Representative for more information on the American Megatrends Server Solutions Summit 2017 via our website at ami.com/contact-us/.

American Megatrends Extends ROM Utilities Support for ARM-based Projects

5/16/2016

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® operating systems, is proud to extend ROM Utilities support for ARM-based projects. These utilities allow modifications to be made to the ARM-based firmware images without having to rebuild the firmware. A single build can be modified and used on several platform derivatives.

AMI customers now have additional support for various tools to use with ARM-based projects. ARM firmware support has been incorporated in the following AMI ROM Utilities: AMIBCP, AMISDE, ChangeLogo, and MMTool. These utilities allow for post-build configuration of certain settings within the ARM-based firmware images. Since the tools were extended to support ARM-based projects, the user experience remains the same. All the available tools are compatible with AMI's flagship Aptio® V UEFI Firmware and designed to work in conjunction with the firmware.

"With the extended ROM Utilities support for ARM-based projects, AMI is facilitating the introduction of new products in the market," said Subramonian Shankar, CEO of American Megatrends. "Continuous innovative development enables AMI to assist and serve our customers in every aspect of product development and manufacturing, allowing our customers to create high-quality products for their end users."

"While Aptio customers that already use AMI tools and utilities are in a unique position to quickly support the ARM-based platforms market segment, experienced ARM developers can provide better support of their products leveraging easy to use BIOS solutions. For these developers, our ROM Utilities are created to reduce BIOS development and support learning curves," added Stefano Righi, Vice President of Utilities and R&D of American Megatrends.

In summary:

  • AMI ARM-based projects can be developed in the same Aptio development environment that BIOS engineers are already familiar with, including Linux support
  • Full support for manufacturing with flash, SMBIOS, setup tools and more
  • OEM customization tools are available to modify the firmware image without the need to rebuild the project
  • To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit http://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.

    American Megatrends Acknowledged as Top Patent Producer in Region as Hometown Norcross, Georgia is Named

    5/10/2016

    NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, was in the news recently as Time Magazine published a list of America's most "genius cities" according to the number of patents awarded by companies operating in the area.

    Notably, AMI was acknowledged as the leading patent producer in its hometown of Norcross, Georgia, besting technology and industrial leaders in neighboring companies such as OFS / FITEL Technologies (USA), Scientific-Atlanta and others. Additionally, AMI was noted in the Time article for having produced 373 patents up to 2015; the nearest local company had amassed nearly 200 fewer than that number.

    The article, which also ranked Norcross as 14th in the nation in terms of patent production, can be viewed here:

    http://time.com/4109303/genius-cities/?xid=time_socialflow_twitter

    The local Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper also gave a nod to AMI and its achievement in a related story on the Time report:

    http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/two-metro-atlanta-cities-named-most-genius-timecom/nrJBD/

    In the words of AMI Founder, President and CEO, Mr. Subramonian Shankar, "This acknowledgment is a tremendous source of pride for AMI employees, not only those at our corporate headquarters in Norcross but at our numerous locations around the globe. Each and every AMI employee takes our commitment to innovation very seriously; it truly is the lifeblood of our company."

    "Gaining recognition for our patent portfolio serves as fuel for our innovative fire, and news such as this will encourage our talented team of researchers and developers around the world to redouble their efforts in designing world-class solutions for the global computing industry," he added.

    American Megatrends Announces Out-of-Band BIOS Configuration through Redfish

    4/18/2016

    NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is proud to announce out-of-band BIOS configuration compatible with DMTF Redfish.

    DMTF's Redfish API platform was created by DMTF's Scalable Platforms Management Forum as an open industry standard specification designed to provide end users simple and powerful, yet scalable management platform hardware. To meet the needs of end users, Redfish allows users to develop solutions that combat homogenous interfaces and reduced functionality. Redfish utilizes a combination of REST, JSON and OData and serves as a secure replacement for IPMI-over-LAN.

    AMI's OOB (Out-of-Band) Firmware Management delivers extended management solutions through the adoption of Redfish between BIOS, BMC and Extensible Management Architecture (EMA). AMI OOB Firmware Management provides complete Redfish support and allows for the consistent exchange of information between the BIOS and BMC. AMI has been diligently working on providing an OOB firmware solution for datacenter solutions providers such as QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology).

    "Out-of-band BIOS configuration is an important feature for our datacenter customers," said Mike Yang, general manager of QCT. "Accessing server management controllers through the network lets datacenter administrators perform remote BIOS setups for many racks of servers simultaneously. It is precisely the kind of efficiency and agility that our customers are looking for."

    To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit http://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.

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    American Megatrends to Attend Intel Developer Forum 2016 in Shenzhen, China

    4/1/2016

    NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is pleased to announce its attendance at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2016 in Shenzhen, China. The event will take place from April 13 – April 14, 2016 and AMI will be located at Booth #828.

    At IDF Shenzhen 2016, AMI will provide live demonstrations of its latest technology, namely AMI Adept for Android, a native "bare metal" Android solution that runs directly on x86 platforms and allows dual OS (WOS & AOS) switching capabilities. Customers will also be granted an up-close and personal view of the AMI Remote BIOS solution that allows customers to remotely configure system setup values via web browsers. Customers can expect to learn more about AMI's advancements in the IoT ecosystem and the large strides it has been making with the AMI LINUX and RTOS solutions. AMI's IoT solutions are equipped to give customers the capabilities of customizing and creating the ideal IoT products/services for their end users. On top of the newest and latest technology from AMI, AMI will feature its line of MegaRAC® manageability solutions, specifically the newly-improved MegaRAC PM-X Server Platform Management Solution driven by Intel®'s Innovation Engine and MegaRAC VUE, the desktop virtualization and zero/thin client solution.

    American Megatrends cordially welcomes all of its customers, partners and media representatives to IDF Shenzhen and invites attendees to visit Booth #828 for a closer look at the latest innovative developments from AMI.

    To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit http://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.

    Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

    StorTrends Ranked as "Excellent" in the DCIG All-Flash Array Buyer's Guide

    12/15/2015

    NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends®, the data storage division of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) and an industry leader in all-flash arrays (AFA), hybrid storage, and spinning disk solutions, is pleased to announce that StorTrends received an "Excellent" ranking in the DCIG 2015-2016 Sub-100TB All-Flash Array Buyer's Guide.

    This well-regarded guide from DCIG scores and ranks more than 100 features of thirteen arrays from six different storage providers. The Buyer's Guide offers all of the information an organization should need to make a highly-informed decision as to which all-flash arrays will suit their needs when seeking to purchase storage devices under 100 TB in capacity.

    To mark the occasion, AMI would like to offer a complimentary copy of the report to IT professionals, which can be downloaded from the StorTrends.com website at http://stortrends.com/resources/analyst-reports.

    "The StorTrends 3600i and 3610i All-Flash Array's graded out exceptionally well and we ranked them in the 'Excellent' category of the 2015-2016 DCIG All-Flash Buyers Guide," stated Jerome Wendt, Lead Analyst & President of DCIG. "Out of 29 All-Flash Arrays reviewed during our analysis, we found that the StorTrends 3600i and 3610i AFAs offer a comprehensive feature set including inline deduplication and compression, thin provisioning, automated data tiering and caching, sophisticated replication capabilities and QoS - all at a very impressive price point," he added.

    "The StorTrends 3600i and 3610i All-Flash Arrays are priced at or lower than most Hybrid Storage Arrays - so why buy a Hybrid Storage Array when one can buy a StorTrends All-Flash Array at the same price point?" stated Justin Bagby, Director of the StorTrends Division at American Megatrends. Bagby added that "StorTrends has implemented an industry-leading deduplication and compression engine that delivers amazing data compaction ratios that take efficiency and cost savings to another level."

    To obtain an online price quote of the StorTrends All-Flash Array, please visit our Online Price Quote Generator at http://stortrends.com/contact-us/price-quote-generator. To learn more about the complete range of StorTrends products and data storage innovations, please visit StorTrends.com.

    About StorTrends:
    StorTrends® 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 and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today's business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

    StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

    StorTrends to Attend VMUG End of the Year Event

    12/4/2015

    NORCROSS, GA – (December, 2015) – StorTrends®, the data storage division of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) and an industry leader in all-flash arrays (AFA), hybrid storage, and spinning disk solutions, today announced that StorTrends will be attending the Western PA VMUG End Of The Year Event on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

    The event will be held at Penn Brewery Restaurant, in Pittsburgh, PA from 11am to 2pm. StorTrends will be there discussing its initiatives in All-Flash Array, iDATA storage tool and a number of other technological advancements that will be available in the upcoming year.

    "StorTrends iDATA is a software tool that runs in the background of your existing IT environment. Once installed the automated tool runs non-intrusively and will not disrupt any services or create any IO bottlenecks. After completion, the tool will generate a detailed report that contains key metrics of your IT environment; such as capacity utilization, IOPS usage, reads versus writes for volumes, network bandwidth performance, server statistics, hot data versus cold data, deduplication saving estimates and application performance info," said Ben Parker, StorTrends Senior Account Executive.

    StorTrends Helps Cleveland State University Explore New Horizons in Health Care Education

    11/5/2015

    NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends®, the data storage division of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) and an industry leader in all-flash arrays (AFA), hybrid storage, and spinning disk solutions, is pleased to announce that Cleveland State University Center for Innovation in Medical Professions (CIMP) in Cleveland, Ohio has elected to secure its data with StorTrends.

    This fall, Cleveland State University opened the doors to its Center for Innovation in Medical Professions, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the study of health care professions in new and innovative ways. Larry Warf, Manager of Technical Services at CSU, was tasked with setting up the infrastructure to support the presidential initiative behind the establishment of this new program and facility.

    During this process, it became clear that the incumbent storage vendor was not the right product for the task – primarily due to the lack of desired features at a cost-effective price. This led to the selection of StorTrends from American Megatrends, due to its ability to handle the large amount of data needed for storage and the fact that the StorTrends solution was offered at a competitive price. Speaking about the selection process, Warf said that "The challenge that we faced was finding a unit capable of storing 20 TBs of video and yet cost-effective."

    With the successful implementation of its StorTrends data storage system, CSU's CIMP is changing the way instructors teach and how medical students learn. Faculty can give lectures that are captured in video format and students can review them. Students can perform medical tasks such as- CPR and medical simulations on an intelligent mannequin that records the students' actions. Video footage from various angles is captured from cameras in the room for instructors to provide feedback.

    "We needed a right-sized, standalone system particularly for this project. The product showed up as quick as a flash and everything worked out of the box and it is doing the job," said Enterprise Systems Administrator Bill Brock.

    "The StorTrends solutions are ideally suited for high-volume data management operations like Cleveland State University. StorTrends offers the high performance and reliability needed to robustly serve mission critical data, together with excellent cost effectiveness to deliver exceptional ROI," commented Justin Bagby, Director of the StorTrends Division of American Megatrends.

    About Cleveland State University:
    Cleveland State University Center for Innovation in Medical Professions fosters inter-professional education in classrooms and high-tech "collaboratories", where future physicians, nurses and health professionals use a team approach to health-care education to ensure better health, better care and lower health-care costs. For more information on Cleveland State University, please visit: csuohio.edu.

    About StorTrends:
    StorTrends® 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 and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today's business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

    StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

    Virtual Lunch & Learn - All Flash vs. Cloud Storage

    Thank you for your interest in the StorTrends Virtual Lunch and Learn on March 28th! The event will begin at 1:00PM ET. Pizza will be delivered to your office as long as you are in a pizza delivery zone, however, if you are not within delivery distance, we will let you know ahead of time so that other arrangements can be made. Unfortunately for our friends in Canada, our pizza accounts only extend to U.S. borders, but please feel free to register for the webinar portion. Two pizzas will be delivered per location for your team. And one topping selection is available. Please limit one order per company.

    Thanks again for your interest, we look forward to presenting to you on the 28th!.

    Register Now

    Minneapolis - Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on March 16th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Minneapolis.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    Madison - Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on March 15th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Madison.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    Chicago - Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on March 14th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Chicago.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    Embedded World 2017 Exhibition & Conference

    Once again, AMI joins the Embedded World Exhibition & Conference, which takes place this year from March 14 to March 16, 2017. The Embedded World Exhibition & Conference is the world's biggest exhibition of its kind and is a key meeting place of the international embedded community, shaping the character of the embedded world by showcasing the full range of embedded technologies in hardware, software, tools and development services.

    Pittsburgh - Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on March 9th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Pittsburgh.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    Columbus - Steak & Storage at Mitchell’s Steakhouse

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on March 8th for a Steak and Storage event at Mitchell’s Steakhouse in Columbus.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    Cincinnati - Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on March 7th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Cincinnati.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    Cleveland - Steak & Storage at The Morton's Steakhouse

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on March 2nd for a Steak and Storage event at Morton's The Steakhouse in Cleveland.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays versus All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    Indianapolis - Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on March 1st for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Indianapolis.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    Troy-Detroit - Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on February 28th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Troy-Detroit.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    Huntsville - Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on February 23rd for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Huntsville.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    Birmingham - Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on February 22nd for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Birmingham.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    Alpharetta - Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on February 21st for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Alpharetta.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    Fort Lauderdale - Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on February 16th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Fort Lauderdale.

    Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

    You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

    • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
    • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

    Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

    StorTrends 3500i Demo

    Customer Quote

    The StorTrends ManageTrends GUI is absolutely the best GUI I've seen. It's ridiculously easy to use. That and StorTrends highly affordable pricing made it a compelling product for our Tier II and III needs. The StorTrends solutions at First Option have been a very good investment. The SANs do exactly as promised. For the money and ease of use, StorTrends is a real value.
    Matt Berry, VP of Information Technology
    First Option Mortgage