StorTrends iTX 5.0 Storage Management Software from AMI is a full-featured storage management suite designed to leverage the power of dual controller SAN appliances for peak performance and reliability. It easily meets the rigorous demands of today's data centers and IT departments and is cost-effective, scalable, and suitable for both novice and advanced users. Featuring real platform independent High Availability and excellent support for virtualized and clustered application servers, StorTrends is the solution of choice for those who want to get the most out of their storage.
This new, 64-bit version of StorTrends iTX storage software is designed to be at home in a data center or server room as front-line storage for high-volume transactions or as part of a tiered storage solution. Its atuo-failover capability for dual controller appliances ensures that any disaster or interruption is handled smoothly and makes it a solid candidate for mission-critical data that requires "always on" availability and reliability.
Customers seeking high performance along with high uptime will find the SSD enabled dual controller StorTrends appliances powered by StorTrends iTX 5.0 network storage software very attractive. StorTrends iTX 5.0 enables the use of SSDs in hot and cold tiers along with the power of deduplication to reduce the number of physical drives required for large installations. However, like its predecessor, StorTrends iTX 2.8, this latest version of StorTrends iTX keeps many of the aspects that users know and love, including the ManageTrends™ GUI for "single pane of glass" storage management, easy-to-use wizards for simple, fast configuration and a host of all-inclusive, enterprise-class features at no added cost.
Because StorTrends iTX 5.0 produces such an increase with the SSD driven IOPS, features like Asynchronous Replication with WDS are added value that our customers have come to expect. This platform is also ideally suited for Disaster Recovery (DR) applications requiring a secondary appliance in an offsite location, as WDS continues to provide exceptional savings in bandwidth usage and data transfer times. The remote Data Archiving with Deduplication feature adds additional layers of flexibility and functionality to its replication capabilities, and takes it beyond a mere DR role into the realm of true data warehousing.
Dual controller StorTrends appliances running StorTrends iTX 5.0 conserve hardware (i.e. duplication of additional disk) and integration costs and precious rack space while providing outstanding uptime. From high performance primary data storage, backup and recovery, remote and local storage, to replication and multiple site backups, StorTrends iTX 5.0 does it all.
With Thin Provisioning and our patented Auto Tiering, the expansion capability of StorTrends iTX 5.0 can be leveraged to the maximum. The sophisticated Auto Tiering/Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) of StorTrends iTX 5.0 analyzes data for its value, and stores it accordingly - in the fastest, most responsive top-tier storage for the most frequently accessed data, and automatically migrates it down the chain to less expensive, dedupable cold tier SSD storage as it loses value. For organizations struggling to contain the cost of adding new storage and exploding volumes of data, Auto Tiering can manage data growth and accessibility, reduce cost, improve recovery, and remove risk and exposure to data loss.
Expandability is also a key attribute of StorTrends iTX 5.0. With the ability to expand up to three StorTrends 2502j JBODs, SAN appliances with StorTrends iTX 5.0 network storage software enable organizations to solve all of their data storage pain points with a single StorTrends appliance. StorTrends iTX 5.0 provides enterprise-level performance, high availability and disaster recovery at a price that appeals to small and medium-size businesses (SMB).
|Dual Controller Support||Auto-Failover/Failback in Active/Active or Active/Passive Configurations for outstanding reliability, performance and uptime|
|Software RAID with RAID-RT Technology||RAID from a company with proven RAID experience, performance and scalability to 256TB|
|Data Archiving||Data Dediplication and Compression for archiving data remotely|
|SSD Tiering||Hierarchical Tiering of Data based on activity. Utilize write intensive SSDs for hot data and read intensive SSDs for cold data|
|Deduplication||Save on disk costs by deduplicating at the block level|
|Enlift Cache||Patented cache buffer to extend the life of the SSDs in the system|
|Near CDP with Data Snapshots||Advanced Redirect on Write (ROW) Snapshots with support for 8,192 Snapshots|
|WDS Technology||Replication enhancements with WAN Optimization, Data Deduplication, Compression and Encryption for secure and fast replication of volumes|
|Data Replication||Replicate data to DR and remote sites, one way, bi-directional, or multi-site|
|Vertical Expansion||Save hardware and disk costs by expansion with up to three StorTrends JBOD enclosures, with multipathing for increased performance and reliability|
|Virtualization||Support for the leading virtualization suites including VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix Xen|
|Multi-Platform replication||Lower DR Costs by replicating between any StorTrends appliance|